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William M. Morris

d. May 27, 2019

William Morton Morris passed away peacefully on May 27, 2019 at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 77 years old. Bill was a lifelong California resident that lived the final 39 years of his life in Bakersfield. Bill was born to Robert & Jean Morris on October 11, 1941 in Maywood, CA . He grew up in LA and spent his summers with his grandparents in Southern Utah where he developed a love of horses & the cowboy life. He was a hard working left handed boy that enjoyed scouting and the beach. He went on to graduate from Brigham Young University and then attended USC for Business school. He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served a 2.5 year mission to Berlin, Germany and returned home to marry his childhood sweetheart, Ellen Croff in the Los Angeles LDS temple on June 5, 1964. Bill was a Banker turned Entrepreneur and Businessman. He had a HUGE heart and a gift for gab. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ellen Morris of Bakersfield; 6 children,Matthew Morris (Patti), Bill Morris (Jennifer), Beth Menden (Craig), Julie Wilson (Matt), Jon Morris and Amy Bluth (Brian), 22 Grandchildren & 7 great children. He is preceded in death by his parents & brother, Robert David Jr. Services will be held in his honor on Friday evening, May 31st at the chapel at 316 A Street in Bakersfield CA. Viewing will be held at 4:00pm with funeral services starting at 5:00pm. His final resting place will be in Santa Clara, Utah with a graveside service on Saturday June 1st at 4:00pm. Kern River Family Mortuary of Bakersfield & Hugh’s of St. George will be taking care of the arrangements. If we could all have a “Bill” Heart” the world would be a better place. For flower orders call All Seasons Florist 661-325-7496 or maker a donation to operationsmile.org

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