James 'Kenny' Morrison

Jul 15, 2013 Staff

James "Kenny" Morrison, of Lander, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander. He was 85 years old.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Chapel on the Wyoming Life Resource Center campus, with inurnment to follow at the cemetery. The Rev. Justin Volid will officiate.

James Kenneth Morrison was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Denver, the only child of Henry Kenneth and Helen Marie (Reese) Morrison. His mother died when he was very young, and his father was unable to care for him.

He went to live with his maternal aunt Flora Reese until 1936 when he became a resident of Wyoming Life Resource Center, then known as the Wyoming State Training School.

Just this year he was given an award for being the oldest living resident of Wyoming Life Resource Center.

His adopted family and guardians, Darwin and Duffy Glasgow, said he loved holiday gatherings, visiting with people, being with his adopted family, horses, dogs and trains. His favorite holiday was Christmas, "and if he could have had it 365 days a year he would have," they said.

He is survived by the staff and residents of the 500s; adopted family Darwin and Duffy Glasgow, Tritean and Dave Grover, Ron Glasgow, JJ Grover, Lane Grover, Jacob Grover, Delean Bindl, Veronica and Robbie Hitshew and sons, Abby and Cassidy Irvine and their children, and Julie and Jason Purvis and son Delby and Monte Wright and family, Dartha and Tito Rivera.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Helen Morrison, and his guardian, Pat Wilson.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.

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