Randall W. Morris

Randall Warren Morris passed away peacefully at the age of 78 on March 31, 2017, on his and his wife Ann’s 58th wedding anniversary.

Randall was born April 16, 1938, in Milford, Utah. He was the only child of Dorothy and David W. Morris. He spent much of his childhood bow hunting with his father and received many awards for his archery skills. He graduated from Milford High School in 1956 and shortly thereafter entered the United States Navy.

While in the Navy and stationed at China Lake, Randy met Ann (Eyre). They were married in 1959 and had three children Randall Darren (Cindy), Ronald David (Wendy), and Cristine Noel (Brett). Randy and Ann stayed in Ridgecrest to raise their children. Upon Randy’s retirement from civil service as an electronic engineer at the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, they relocated to Cedar City, Utah, while they built their dream cabin at Panguitch Lake. While living in Ridgecrest, Cedar City, Panguitch Lake and St. George, Randy served on four different bishoprics and in one branch presidency of the LDS church.

He always said he“had to keep doing it until he got it right!” Randy also worked for 13 years in the St. George LDS temple, for many years driving once a week from Panguitch Lake to the temple. Randy was a wonderful grandfather to nine grandchildren Randy John, Ben (Carol), Rachel, Britney, Nathan (Kaila), Brian, Haley, Brandon and Jackson; and three great-grandchildren Ruben, Natalie and Leo. His joy was to tell all of them stories of his adventures and teach them about the outdoors and his love of Panguitch Lake and its surroundings. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle Shannon and Dean Caldwell and many loving relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in St. George. Interment is in Panguitch Cemetery, Panguitch, Utah.

— Submitted by the family of Randall Morris

Story First Published: 2017-04-14