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1932 Eugene 2014

Eugene R. Morris

January 19, 1932 — July 11, 2014

Eugene R. Morris, age 82 of Ogallala, passed away July 11, 2014 at his home in Ogallala.
Gene was born January 19, 1932 at Denver, Colorado to Lee B. and Helen M. (Winchell) Morris. He attended school in the Denver area.
On May 4, 1952, he married Beverly Joan Brooks at McCook. The couple would eventually make their home in the Denver area, where Gene worked as a process-manufacturing engineer at Sundstrand Aviation. Gene retired from Sundstrand in June of 1988, after over 33 years with the company. The couple relocated to Kimball, Nebraska in August of 1995, where they resided until Joan’s passing in 1997.
On November 4, 2000, Gene married Sharon Writebol Gentry at Kimball. In August of 2002, Gene and Sharon moved to Ogallala where they enjoyed retirement.
While Gene worked in logistics as an engineer, his hobbies cultivated creativity and imaginative thinking. He was a tremendous painter, and often chose to depict various outdoor scenes in on his canvas. He was a wonderful musician, and loved to play the trumpet, often playing at church. Gene had also earned his pilot’s license, and enjoyed visiting air museums.
Gene’s faith was important to him. He accepted the Lord as his Savior in 1968, and had remained active in his faith ever since. He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church of Sutherland.
Gene was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan; 2 brothers, Kenneth, Ed; son-in-law, Richard Schwab; and 4 siblings that died at birth.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Morris of Ogallala; son, Douglas (Phyllis) Morris of Pueblo, CO; 3 daughters, Patti Schwab of Denver, Sandy (Rick) Deitrick of Jesup, IA, Donna Brindley of Denver; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; 2 stepsons, Michael (Teresa) Gentry of Eaton, CO, Scott Gentry of Cheyenne, WY; stepdaughter, Lynnette (Mark) Struloeff of Oregon City, OR; 9 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren; 4 siblings, Norma, Wayne (Betty), Lillian (Al) and Robert Gene (Donna); sister-in-law, Dee; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences may be shared at, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend.
Services will be on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dale Fischer officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Kimball Cemetery at Kimball, Nebraska.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.
Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Prairie Hills Funeral Home

602 N Spruce St, Ogallala, NE 69153

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Kimball Cemetery

, NE 69145

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