|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1898|
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Nov. 13, 1994|
Norma Morris, 95, of the Rigby-Lewisville area, a homemaker, teacher and writer, died November 13, 1994 at her home.
She was born December 19, 1898, at Holladay, Utah, to George and Zenobia Sutherland Harper. The family moved to a farm west of Rigby in 1906, where she lived most of her life, with the exception of the years in Holladay and a few years following her marriage. She began her schooling in Holladay, continued at Lewisville, and finished high school in Rigby. She attended Albion Normal School, where she obtained a teaching certificate and then taught school at Rigby before her marriage.
On June 8, 1921, she married Herbert James Morris in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Her husband died in 1972. Teaching and writing were among her lifetime talents, and some of her poems were publish in the Relief Society Magazine. She wrote biographies of early Jefferson County settlers and delivered more than 200 life sketches at funerals in the Snake River Valley. In newspaper work, she was a Deseret News correspondent for several years and worked at the Rigby Star Newspaper in Rigby from 1955 to 1961.
She was an active member of the LDS Church. She was also a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Idaho Chapter, the Business and Professional Women, the Gem State Author's Guild, the Rigby Social Literary Club, and an honorary lifetime member of Quill and Scroll, which is a national scholastic journalism society.
Survivors include her children, Louise M. Kelley of Boise, Harper Kay Morris of Idaho Falls, and Herbert Newel Morris of Shelley; two sisters and a brother, Ruth H. Bright of Idaho Falls, Marjorie H. Luke of San Diego, and Murray C. Harper of Twin Falls; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 :00 a.m. at the Lewisville LDS 2nd Ward with Bishop Lee E. Sauer officiating. The family will visit with friends Friday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby and Saturday for one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Rigby Pioneer Cemetery.
Idaho Falls Post Register
Tuesday, November 15, 1994
George Harper (1868 - 1929)
Zenobia Jane Sutherland Harper (1874 - 1965)
Herbert James Morris (1899 - 1972)*
Harper Kay Morris (1922 - 2014)*
Louise Morris Kelley (1923 - 2006)*
Herbert Newel Morris (1927 - 2008)*
Norma Harper Morris (1898 - 1994)
Vilate Harper Woods (1901 - 1990)*
Ruth Harper Bright (1903 - 1994)*
Marjorie Harper Luke (1905 - 1998)*
Alvin George Harper (1907 - 1909)*
Murray Charles Harper (1909 - 2011)*
Eleanor Harper Tannler (1912 - 1984)*
Harvey Wendell Harper (1917 - 1980)*
Rigby Pioneer Cemetery
Maintained by: Brian Harper-Tibaldo
Originally Created by: Collins Crapo
Record added: May 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10973490
Added: Jun. 28, 2008