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Lou Ellen Morris – March 27, 2015

Morris Obit PhotoLou Ellen Morris, 88, of Amarillo, formerly of El Paso, died Friday, March 27, 2015.
Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
She was born in Trenton, N.J., and attended Hamilton High School. She earned her degree in Music Education from Trenton State Teachers College and began her teaching career in New Jersey.
She met Robert Morris, and they were married in 1949. In 1956, they moved their family to El Paso, where Lou continued her teaching career with the Ysleta Independent School District. During that time, she served as organist and music director at St. James United Methodist Church and later at Faith Presbyterian Church. She retired from teaching in 1986.
After retiring, she worked as a volunteer in the El Paso Police Department, serving for many years at both the Mission Valley and Pebble Hills Command Centers. She was an active member of Faith Presbyterian Church, serving at times on the session. In 2010, Lou moved to Amarillo to be closer to her family. She lived at The Clairmont, where she made many new friends. While living there, she continued her love of music by playing the piano for the residents.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin J. and Viola Butterfoss; her husband of 54 years, Robert Morris; and her brother, Edwin J. Butterfoss.
She is survived by her daughter, Gail Standal and husband John, of Eatontown, N.J.; two sons, Karl Morris and wife Susan of Cambridge, Minn., and Glenn Morris and wife Karen of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, Ivan Standal and wife Angela, Ethan Standal, Erica Morris, Andrew Morris, Jonathan Morris, Sophie Morris and Grace Morris; one great-granddaughter, Kali Standal; and several nieces and nephews.
At her request, her body was donated to medical science.
The family has requested that donations be made to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, P. O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79015, or to Faith Presbyterian Church, 661 Lomaland Drive, El Paso Texas 79907, or to a favorite charity.

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