Woodrow "Woody" Morrison, Jr. Obituary

Woodrow "Woody" Donald Morrison, Jr.

May 8, 1939 - June 20, 2017
Born in Long Beach, CA
Resided in La Pine, OR


Woodrow “Woody” Donald Morrison, Jr., passed away in his home in La Pine, Oregon on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 78.

Woody was born in Long Beach, California on May 8, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Donald Morrison, Sr. and Winona Martin Morrison; beloved wife Claudia Ann Morrison; daughter Roberta Ann Morrison; and brother Richard Morrison. Woody is survived by three siblings; Royce Morrison of Seattle, Washington (Rose), Kathleen Herfurth of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (Gary), John Martin Morrison of Livermore, California (Linda); his four children, daughter Oleeta Morrison Loupe, grandchildren Landen and Jessalyn (Matthew), great-grandchildren Mattherson and Amelia; daughter Terrilynn Cavalli (Don), grandchildren Amanda, Ashley and Anthony; great-grandchildren Alex, Lucas and Ricky; son Woodrow Donald Morrison, III; granddaughter Oleeta and great-grandson Jameson; son, Eric Lee Morrison (Melissa) and grandson, Jonathan; two step-sons, David Gifford and Dennis Gifford; grandson Ronnie; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

For the past eight years Woody lovingly took care of his wife, Claudia, as her dementia illness inevitably progressed, continuing until his own health failed and he was physically unable. Then he remained committed and involved in her care until the good Lord called her home.

Woody was a man who loved life, loved his family, his church, the mountains and most of all the Lord. He excelled in each of several vocations through his lifetime - local truck driving for Coca Cola, Suburban Propane, regional for Albertsons and Swift, long-haul for others, re-foresting logged areas in the National Forests, volunteering as paramedic and fire-fighter in Downieville, California. He loved to hunt and fish, and most of all he loved gold mining - whether it was in a mine (with the only hard-rock blasting license in the county), on a surface claim or placer dredging in rivers, it didn’t matter to him; he was in the mountains and doing what he loved. Woody shared his love of the mountains with his wife, his children and many others.

Woody loved his church, Grace Fellowship of the Nazarene, La Pine. His children are eternally grateful for the love and kindness that his church family showed to both him, his wife, Claudia and us. Additionally, we would like to thank all his doctors and nurses at St Charles Hospital and Bend Memorial Clinic for showering our Dad with exceptional care and compassion.




Celebration of Life
Grace Fellowship of the Nazarene
15971 Mountain View Ln.
La Pine, 97739
Saturday, August 12, 2017
2:00 PM