Blaine Morris
December 15, 1923 - October 7, 2005


LOGAN, UTAH: Blaine Morris, Jr., 81, our dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away October 7, 2005 at Ogden Regional Medical Center due to complications of cancer.

Blaine was born in Beaver, Utah December 15, 1923, the second of seven children, to Blaine and Ireta Anderson Morris. He loved Beaver and loved to tell stories of growing up there. Blaine served in the European Theater during World War II. After his service he attended Utah State Agricultural College where he met the love of his life Helen Bradshaw. They were married November 21, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Blaine and Helen were blessed with four children: Stephen Blaine (Marilyn), Bradley Earl (RaNae), both of Salt Lake, David Bradshaw (deceased) and Julie Ann (George) Whitney of College Ward.

Blaine worked for the LDS Church Education System for 38 years, teaching in the Seminary and Institute programs in Logan and working in administrative capacities in Pocatello and Logan. He loved his career and his many students. He remembered them all.

After his retirement, Blaine and Helen served a proselyting mission for the LDS church in the California Oakland Mission in 1991-1992. Blaine kept busy with his rental business and his beautiful Arabian horses. He was as avid reader of the classics, history and biographies and was also an aspiring pianist. Blaine loved to spend time with his family and precious "posterity".

Through the years Blaine served faithfully in the church and community. He was on the High Council in the University First Stake and the Mount Logan Stake were he also served as a councilor in the stake presidency. He was the High Priest Group Leader twice in the Logan 23rd Ward and also loved to teach Gospel Doctrine and was instrumental in helping others find the gospel as Ward Mission Leader and friend. Blaine was the president of the Island Irrigation Company and was active in politics.

Blaine is survived by his wife, Helen, children, 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grand children, his brother Ray (Shirley) Morris, sisters Mary Jane (Ira) Baldwin, Virginia (Alton) Marshall, all of Beaver, Utah and Nancy (Reynold) Dennett of Cedar City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son David Bradshaw Morris, brother Warren Morris and sister Betty (Aubra) Baldwin.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 12 at 12:00 noon at the Logan 23rd Ward, 565 East 100 South. A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m.. Tuesday, October 11 at the Allen -Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center and at the church one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education fund. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Allen Mortuaries.

Blaine's sister Mary Jane Morris

Blaine's sister Betty Jean Morris

Blaine's grandmother Mary Jane Speakman

Blaine's grandmother Ida Ruth Adelia Carter


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