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Ida Belle Morris Chase
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1895
Bonner County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1976
Walla Walla
Walla Walla County
Washington, USA

Ida's parents are William Henry & Effa Iwa (Ewing) Morris. She was born at Lake Creek, Kootenai, Bonner County, Idaho.
Ida was very adament about being the middle child of thirteen children. But we have only been able to prove the exhistance of ten children. I think I've given a good explaination about the number of children & their names, that I have posted on Wm's & Effa's memorials.

Ida & Fenton had one child, six Grandchildren & 9 Great-Grandchildren when she died in 1976. Ida worked at Boeing during WW II. First as a Welder & then in the nose of B17 Flying Fortress. Her long fingers made it possible for her to install the wiring in the tight places in the nose of the plane. I think she would have been a very good piano player, if she'd had the oportunity to take lessons. She talked about the times she & Fenton worked for the Forest Service. Fenton took supplies into the back county to supply the Ranger Stations. Ida was a cook at some of the Logging Camps & for some of the Forest Service Camps. The family went through a house fire sometime in the winter of 1951 or 1952. No one got hurt but is was tough on them for awhile. She witnessed the change in Fenton when he returned from the war. Because of the night mares & drinking they divorced, but Fenton nor Ida ever remarried.

When I married into the family. I met a rough around the collar woman, with giggle wrinkles (as I called them) all around her eyes. After I got to know her I realized she had led a very hard life. She had a stong will she applied to anything she could. Also an independant streak that was as stuborn as a mule at times. As a toddler Matt would walk over to her at the table. She would feed him pieces of her bread & said it reminded her of a Mama bird feeding her babies. She'd smile real big & feed him more bread.

Submitted by Rod M. & Kathy
27 Sept. 2015
Family links: 
  William Henry Morris (1860 - 1922)
  Effa Iwa Ewing Morris (1866 - 1932)
  Fenton Wilford Chase (1895 - 1961)
  Rodney Wilford Chase (1918 - 1989)*
  Henrietta Pearl Morris (1886 - ____)*
  Mabel Victoria Morris Meredith (1888 - 1974)*
  Melvin Morris (1891 - ____)*
  Webster Alexander Morris (1893 - 1979)*
  Ida Belle Morris Chase (1895 - 1976)
  Millie Morris (1897 - ____)*
  Jacob Sylvester Morris (1898 - 1980)*
  Baby Morris (1900 - 1900)*
  Claire Ewing Morris (1907 - 1991)*
  Delbert Scott Morris (1911 - 1998)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery
Walla Walla
Walla Walla County
Washington, USA
Plot: Unknown
Created by: Kathy
Record added: Feb 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65909546
Ida Belle <i>Morris</i> Chase
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Ida Belle <i>Morris</i> Chase
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We miss you grandma.
- Rod & Kathy
 Added: Mar. 30, 2017
Rest in Peace Grandma. You are being remembered.
- Rod & Kathy
 Added: Feb. 15, 2016
Your great-Grandson
- Rod & Kathy
 Added: May. 19, 2015
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