Robert E. Morris died July 5, 2018 in Flagstaff at Flagstaff Medical Center. He was born May 4, 1940 in New Haven, Conn.
He was survived by his wife, Kathi Bushaw-Morris and his furry companion 'Puppy.'
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Rutherford Morris and Ola Marotte Morris, and siblings: Carol Jean Firth, Janet Louise Donovan, Winifred Mary Carter, June Amber Hansen, Earl Robert Morris and Pauline Ann Martineau.
Robert proudly served in the United States Army, Army National Guard of Arizona and Reserve of the Army. He was honorable discharged in 1977. Robert worked as a technician installing cable and phone systems for AT&T employed by and retired from Western Electric. After retirement he settled in Springerville, as an active participant in the community and a life member of VFW and the American Legion. A member of Post 30, where he held positions of service; commander, honor guard, color guard captain, historian, member at large, bar manager and bar licensee agent. He loved Arizona and its history and offered many stories of the "way it was." He enjoyed peaceful times at his home in Red Hill. He was dedicated to helping others to those he knew and his community and as such decided to be an organ donor as well as donate his body to science and research.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the American Legion in Springerville. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations to the American Legion Post 30 or The American Lung Association in Robert Morris's name.