On Monday, May 24, 2021, Catherine Morris returned to her Father in Heaven after a valiant struggle with Huntington’s Disease. Catherine is the wife and friend of Benjamin Morris and the mother of four children.
Catherine was born in Boulder, Colorado, August 14, 1967, to Richard and Cheryl Graham, where her father was working on his Physics Doctorate. Her family would later move to Rexburg, Idaho, where she was raised with her two older sisters and four younger brothers.
Catherine attended Utah State University, receiving a degree in Computer Programing. She went on to work for Morton Thiokol as a computer programmer. While at Utah State University, she met and then married Ben Morris in the Logan Temple on June 23, 1990.
Catherine cherished music and was an accomplished pianist. She instilled her love of music in those around her and through service in her church. She loved to travel, her favorite place was San Francisco and the farthest place she traveled to was China.
She was an avid reader and spent countless hours going to and from the library with her kids in tow.
She loved her family fiercely. She leaves the legacy of love, determination, patience and strength; as she has shown all those around her for years. Her strength, self-betterment, and determination were exemplified during her darkest painful struggles with Huntington’s, as she developed her motto “Enjoy the Endure”. This simple attitude of accepting overwhelming challenges and using the opportunity to better herself and others, left a legacy of being more than self and circumstances, to all who were fortunate enough to know her.
She is preceded in death by her father, Richard. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin; their four children: Rebecca, Jason, Brianna, and Alyssa; her mother, Cheryl; and her six siblings: Julie, Alison, Christopher, Michael, Stewart, and Spencer.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church at 1151 N Elizabeth Street, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862. Flowers for the Milton-Freewater service can be delivered to Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt Funeral Home in Walla Walla, WA.
An additional funeral service, followed by the graveside service, will be held on June 5, 2021, for friends and family at the LDS Church Building, 681 East 500 North, Payson, Utah. The funeral will start at 11:00 a.m. in the church chapel. A visitation will be held from 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. prior to services. She will be laid to rest in the Payson City Cemetery. Flowers for the Payson service may be sent to Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Utah.