Betty Jean Morris passed away peacefully in her bed on Monday, February 28, 2022. She was 92.

She was born to Archie and Lottie Winters in Healdsburg in 1929, the youngest of their 12 children. Both of her parents passed away while she was still in grade school, so different ones of her sisters took her in until she finished school. She ended up in Lakeport where she met and fell in love with John S. Morris. They were married in 1947. They lived in Lakeport for a few years, then moved to Ukiah, and finally to Eureka in 1965.

She and John were long-time members of First Covenant Church, Eureka. Betty was active in the Women’s ministry. She loved to sew and enjoyed helping some of the young girls of the church to learn as well. She was an avid gardener, and when she had to be inside, she could often be found knitting.

When John retired in 1981, they went to Peru, where their daughter and son-in-law worked, and spent six months as guest helpers with Wycliffe Bible Translators.

She is survived by her daughter Judy (& David) Payne of Tyler, Texas, and her son Bill (& Allison) Morris of Eureka; five grandchildren: John (& Laura) Morris, Rebecca Morris, Nathan (& Katy) Payne, Jacob (& Tatiana) Payne and Adam (& Katie) Payne; plus nine delightful great-grandchildren.

Because of her love for children, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Triumphant Life Camp, through First Covenant Church of Eureka.

Memorial service to be held at First Covenant Church of Eureka on March 18 at 10 a.m.


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