Lee Morrison

Obituary of Lee Morrison

Jean Mance Olivine Morrison

January 6, 1938 to January 23, 2023

It is with great regret and sadness that Edward Morrison announces the passing of his loving Mother, Jean Mance Olivine Morrison at the age of 85. Jean is survived by her husband Bill, son Ted, step children Laurie and Bill II, grandchildren Kerie, Levi, Erica and William III, brother Ron as well as many nieces and nephews.

Jean was a caring, loving and loyal wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She took great pride in her chosen trade of cosmetologist and was an accomplished painter of nature scenery. Her strong values, wisdom and guidance in life, will be missed by all who knew her.

She asked that there be no service and in leu of flowers, donations in her memory could be made to the Cancer Society or to help less fortunate children.

Her ashes to be cast to the wind in a quiet, serene place in nature.


Desiderata “Child of the Universe”

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

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