Nov. 14, 1913 - Jan. 31, 2003
Rolly Craig Morris, 89 of Prairie City died Jan. 31.
Funeral services officiated by Pastor Denny Diezel will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Prairie City United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Prairie City Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 14, 1913, to William Clyde and Clara Elisabeth (Barnhart) Morris at Hyattville, Wyo., where he attended grade school. He then received 89 years of "on-the-job training."
He was a first cousin (three times removed) of Ulysses S. Grant, for whom Grant County was named.
On Sept. 2, 1934, he married Rita McLaughlin at Basin, Wyo.
Mr. Morris was employed as a welder and was a member of the Boiler Makers Union. He also worked as an irrigator, rancher and farmer and most recently lived on the Oxbow Ranch.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography and his work.
Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Rita of Prairie City; daughters Ann Lorenzen of Eureka, Calif., Kathleen Gamble and B. Christine Lewis of Prairie City; sons William C. Morris of Kevin, Mont., David L. Morris of Casper, Wyo., and John C. Morris of Prairie City; one brother and four sisters; 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Byron, Earl and Lloyd; and sister, Milmae Brown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Prairie City School District. Driskill Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.