April 1, 1932 – April 4, 2013
A memorial service for Leland Guy Morris will be scheduled for late summer/early fall with the time and location to be announced. Leland, 81, died April 4 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland.
He was born April 1, 1932, in Shell, the son of Robert L. and Dora E. Sievers Morris. He attended schools in the Big Horn Basin area. He married Betty Ann Gilmore July 12, 1956, in Basin.
Leland was a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He attended BIOLA Bible College in Los Angeles for two years, and then completed his Bible training at the Montana Institute of the Bible, where he was a member of the institute’s first graduating class.
Leland ministered and led Bible studies all over Wyoming and Montana and worked in any industry available in those communities. He worked as an auto mechanic, with a wrecker service, logger, heavy equipment operator, sawmill maintenance and general all-around handyman. In his later years he enjoyed repairing and maintaining lawn mowers as a hobby.
Other hobbies included attending yard sales, used car shopping, music, hunting, shooting, fishing and joking with people.
His parents Robert L. and Dora E. Morris; brothers Leslie, Ken, Robert and Donald; sisters, Nellie, Thelma and Dorlene, his wife Betty Ann and his daughter, Leanna Joy Morris, preceded him in death.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lee and Ruth Morris of Hobart, Wash., and Thomas Paul and LaRee Morris of Seely Lake, Mont.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dora Ann and Ken Tiel of Crossfield Alberta Canada, and Nancy Jo and Wes Norville of Fairbanks, Alaska; two brothers, Vern Morris of Sheridan and Delmar Morris of Cowley; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was buried in Mount View Cemetery beside his wife.
Memorials in Leland’s memory can be sent in care of Rob Morris, Box 97, Howart, WA 98025.