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Richard R. Morris died May 14, 1996, from complications of esophageal cancer.

He was born September 21, 1937 to Glenn and Bertha Hansen Morris in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Garfield Elementary, Irving Junior and South High schools. After graduating from the University of Utah in 1960, he moved to Southern California, and worked for the Los Angeles Times, in the advertising department.He opened a successful art gallery with a partner, in San Diego, and then an employment agency. Returning to Los Angeles, he joined the staff of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where for a number of years he built his career as executive assistant to the curator of 20th Century art. In 1989, he moved back to Salt Lake City, and for five and a half years he served as executive director of The Children's Museum of Utah.

Following his operation for esophageal cancer, he returned to Los Angeles and obtained employment with the Jewish Federation Council, where he served until shortly before his death.

Richard is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Don Gibson, of Salt Lake City; his brother, Kenn and his life-mate, David Logan; a circle of friends beyond compare, notably Mark Martsolf and Bryan Cambridge; his nephew and his wife, Gary and Kimi Sampson, of Salt Lake City, and their daughters, Amanda, Monika, and Nina.

Rosary will be recited and friends may call Friday May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Graveside services and interment will be held at the family plot in the Brigham City Cemetery, 300 South 300 East, Brigham City, Utah, Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held concurrently at Richard's home in Los Angeles.

Contributions may be made in Richard's name to the American Cancer Society for esophageal cancer research.

Funeral arrangements under direction of the Olsen Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah.

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