Mary Louise Dierker Morris

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Mary Louise Dierker Morris, 75, of Payson, died Dec. 31, 2004. She was born May 7, 1929 in Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Morris was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She moved to Arizona at age 5, met her husband at Fort Huachuca in 1951 and, after his graduation from the University of Arizona, moved to California where they raised their family. She worked as an administrative assistant. Upon retirement, the couple moved to Payson, where they have lived for the past 11 years.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank; her daughters, Danielle (Russ) Graham of Payson, and Jolie Morris of Burbank, Calif.; son, Steven Morris of Valencia, Calif.; granddaughters, Roberta Flynn of Phoenix, Kathleen Lamoreaux (Brig) of Gilbert, Ariz., Victoria Graham and Elizabeth Graham of Payson; grandsons, Matthew Flynn of Chandler, Ariz., Michael Graham and David Graham of Payson; great-grandson, Ezra Brig Lamoreaux of Gilbert; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Morris and Nephew Frank Morris of El Mirage, Calif.

Mrs. Morris was greatly loved and, equally, will be greatly missed.

Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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