Morrises Celebrate 50th


George and Suzanne Morris will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 10.

A family celebration honoring the couple was held on June 3.

George and Suzanne were married in 1954 in Globe.

George was born in Chandler, and moved to Payson in 1941, when he was 7 years old.

Susie was born in Melrose, Iowa. At the age of 3, after the death of her mother, Susie moved in with her sister, Veronica (Vicki) and brother-in-law, Ray Gillaspy. In 1947, they moved to Globe. In 1952, Susie moved to Round Valley with her sister, Peggy (Larry) Wilbanks.

Susie attended Payson High School, through ninth grade and was a dedicated homemaker.

George worked at the Owens Brothers Sawmill. In 1956, George started Morris Brothers Construction, with his two brothers, Bill and Tom, and has been in construction ever since. His business is now called Three In One Construction.

They have four children: Jeanie (Chris) Cline of Tonto Basin; Michael (Carol) Morris of Payson; Kathy (Earl) LaForge of Payson; and George "Pat" (Terri) Morris of Payson. They have 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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