Richard Neal Morris, age 62, died Dec. 20, 2010 in Salina, Utah. Richard was the eighth child born to Chester Lawrence and Florence Wood Morris on July 11, 1948 in Tonasket.
While living in Molson he worked for John Shaw. After moving to Utah, he worked as a long haul truck driver and also took cattle into the high country for summer grazing. He always had horses and dogs. Richard married Barbara Harrison in 1965. They had two children: Annette Marie and Chester Lawrence. Richard and Barbara divorced, remarried and divorced again. He married Terry Monette in 1979 and Ryan Justin was born to this union.
He is survived by his wife Terry of Salina, Utah; daughter, Annette (Mike) Despain of Lynden, Wash., and her children: Chad, Jamie and Shane Despain; son, Chet (Nancy Hanson) of Eagle Mt., Utah and his children: Miranda, Chris, Brady, Taylor and Hunter; son, Ryan (Catrina Crosby, divorced and Desiree Chesnut) of Salina, Utah and his children: Jazper, Malaki and Olivia. He is also survived by great grandkids: Blake, Kaylee, Dalton and Owen. He leaves his sisters: Jeannie Fleming of Sonoita, Ariz., Charleen (Jim) Kubichek of Missoula, Mont., Myrna (Richard) Cockle of Spangle, Wash., Linda Clinkenbeard of Smitthers, B.C., Sherry (Jim) Harrington of Quincy, Wash., Donna Dart of East Wenatchee, Wash., Carol Smith of Salem, Ore., Deann Dwyer of Coulee City, Wash. and Judy (Mike) Guilmette of East Wenatchee, Wash.; brothers: Jerry (Evelyn Moritz) of Wenatchee, Wash., Keith (Mary Fedderson) of St. Regis, Mont., Joe (Char Gillespie) of Red Oak, Iowa, Mike (Mary Shaw) of Veneta, Ore., Roger (Debbie Songaylo) of Spokane, Wash. and Jeff (Karen Perloff) of Sumter, S.C. He is also survived by 48 nieces and nephews; 72 great nieces and nephews; and 16 great, great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Roan Morris; nephew, Wade Morris; brother-in-laws: Leon Fleming and Bob Dwyer.
No services will be held. He will be cremated with his ashes scattered up in the mountains that he enjoyed as often as possible.