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Obituary: Samuel Delbert Morrison

A kind and honest man

Samuel Delbert Morrison, 82, was born in Salt Lake City on September 30, 1920, the second son of Samuel Arthur and Alice Duncombe Morrison, passed away at his home on September 5, 2003.

Sam was a life-long resident of Salt Lake City. He graduated from West High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Nebeker on July 1, 1942. Sam enlisted in the US Navy and attended the university in Moscow, Idaho for Radio Training. He was aboard the first liberty ship, the SS Dudley Field, to reach the Philippines in World War II. Sam was honorably discharged in 1945.

Sam and Betty made their home in Salt Lake City where they proudly raised four children. Sam was a loving father and an intelligent man, who taught his children good work ethics. He was an excellent provider for his family. He leaves us with a legacy of many happy memories.

Sam had an inventive mind and was always building things to improve his home and yard. He enjoyed his garden and growing plants year round in the greenhouse he built. Sam worked as an electrician at Kennecott power plant for over 30 years. After retiring Sam and Betty enjoyed many special friendships and fun times at the Sunday Anderson Senior Center where Sam graciously volunteered for many jobs. Sam will always be remembered as a kind, honest, gentle, loving man; well respected by all who knew him.

Sam is survived by Betty, his wife of 61 years; sons, Terry (Pat), Samuel (Kate); daughters, Beverly (Jim) Hardy, Margie Courtright; six grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew (Heather) and Megan Morrison, John (Britta) Nunley, Daniel and Ryan Courtright; one great-granddaughter, Jaden; brother Dean (Wanda) and family, and numerous friends and loved ones who will miss him dearly.

Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Beverly.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 13th, 2 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road. A viewing will be held Friday evening from 6 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services.