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Margaret Morris

December 25, 2018

Margaret Mae (Craig) Morris, 82, died December 25, 2018, peacefully at home, with her family.  A private family gathering will be held in the spring/summer of 2019.

Margaret was third generation born in Baker City, August 25, 1936, to John and Frances Craig. Margaret graduated Baker High School, it was during this time, that Margaret met Norman Morris, and told her sister, “that’s who I’m going to marry.”  True to her word, Margaret would marry Norman, October 14, 1953. 

She worked cooking at several restaurants in Baker City, but found her career at St. Elizabeth Hospital, and worked as dietary aide, and cook for many, many years, retiring at the age of 62.  After retirement, she was able to truly enjoy her hobbies, quilting, crocheting, camping, and fishing, along with gardening.  Yes, she was a very busy lady.  Each of the family members were given a hand made quilt, and something crocheted, for a birthday, wedding, Christmas, or simply because she loved you.

Margaret’s favorite color was blue, a favorite song was “In the Garden,” and her favorite season was spring.  Margaret and Norman attended Elkhorn Baptist Church, however, during the last few years, due to health issues, Margaret was unable to attend. 

Margaret had four children, Rick Morris, and wife Leslie, residing in Moses Lake, WA; John Morris and wife Terri (wanting everyone to know, that Margaret, was the best mother-in law ever) residing in The Tri-Cities, WA; Norma Haye, residing in Baker City, OR; Jim Morris residing in Baker City, OR.  She had five grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, whom all called her “grandma chicken.” And many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was the third child in a family of four, one brother James Francis Craig, and two sisters, Charlotte Ann (Craig) Morris, and Barbara Ellen (Craig) Humphries.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman Morris, and her sister Barbara Humphries.   

Margaret will be remembered as beloved, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt.  We will miss you, and remember you, when the wind blows, and the seasons change, and the sun is warm upon our faces.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Margaret, the family suggests Creating Memories (outdoor activities and memories to be made for disabled children)  or the charity of your choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home  & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834.  On line condolences may be shared at

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