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Homer David Morris

August 2, 1945 — August 15, 2021

Homer David Morris, 76, of Powell, Wyoming passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at gardencityfh.com.

Homer David Morris, son of John and Helen (Parkins) Morris, was born August 2, 1945 in Belle Fourche, SD. Dave graduated from Hulett High in 1963. Dave joined the Marines and served honorably in the Vietnam Conflict. When he returned, he continued his education and graduated from the University of Wyoming. He was united in marriage with Judy Bruce on December 21, 1968 in Evanston, WY.

Dave spent most of all his working career with the US Forest Service working as a Range Conservationist, which started in Laramie, WY and then went to Collbran, Co and finished in Greybull, WY. Dave wasn’t afraid to stand up for what he thought was the right thing to do, and he lived by this his entire life. His love of the outdoors was shown through his dedicated work for the department. Dave was a member of the Society for Range Management, VFW in Collbran, Co, and the Board of the Big Horn County Weed & Pest. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed birdwatching and woodworking, especially making birdhouses. Dave had a large garden and loved sharing his produce with family and friends. He was always working on a project from irrigation to pruning trees, and of course cutting firewood to have his infamous fires. Most of all, he loved his family which he showed with generosity, always a concern for safety, and sharing as much time as possible. Dave was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be greatly missed.

Dave is survived by his two sons, Kane (Tracy) Morris; Bart (Wendy) Morris; grandchildren, Sierra Morris and Garrett Morris; sisters, Joy Morris; Anita Goodell; and Gail (Leon) Jadlowski.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Morris; and his wife, Judy Morris in 2019.
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