PRICE - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Lee Robert "Stretch" Morrison, age 59, passed away peacefully June 17, 2010 in Price after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 6, 1950 in Holyoke, Mass., to Clyde Leroy and Yvonne Lillian Payette Morrison. Married Diane Pitts, Oct. 11, 2002 in Wellington.
After graduating from Carbon High School in 1968 Lee joined Helper Search and Rescue and was a volunteer firefighter for Helper City.
Lee worked for Price Auto Parts for years, leaving them for a position with Utah Railway. Afterwards, Lee worked for numerous coal mines in the area including Braztah, Skyline and Dugout Mines. He enjoyed tinkering with cars and was devoted NASCAR fan.
Survived by his loving wife, Diane Pitts Morrison, Price; mother, Yvonne Payette Morrison, Kenilworth; son, Gregory Morrison, Goshen, Utah; daughter, Jennifer Morrison, Ogden; step-sons, Michael Robertson, Price; Thomas Robertson, Helper; three sisters and two brothers, Holly Chovit, North Carolina; Elizabeth (Andrew) Kessans, Ky; John (Peggy) Morrison, New York; Michael (Diane) Morrison, N.Y.; Joan (Jimmy) Young, Kenilworth; seven grandchildren and a community of friends.
Preceded in death by his father, Clyde Leroy Morrison; and sister, Sheila Morrison. Funeral Mass, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church.
Vigil service, Tuesday evening 7 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Committal, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Lee online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.
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