Farming Rural 12

Larry Morris

November 13, 2021

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Larry Wayne Morris, 77, a long time Baker City resident, passed away November 13, 2021 doing exactly what he loved, preparing for an elk hunt with family.  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021~11 a.m. at the Baker City Nazarene Church. A potluck reception will be held immediately following the service at the Family Life Center. Please share your memories and stories of Larry as we celebrate a life well lived.

Larry was born October 24, 1944, to Wayne and Anna Morris of Malheur City.  Larry and his family moved to Bridgeport when he was a year old.  They moved to Lindley Lane in Baker City in 1958.   Larry graduated from Baker High School in 1963, playing basketball and active in his FFA chapter.  After high school he attended Blue Mountain Community College for two years.  During his college days, he worked nights at the railroad.  After college, he moved home to help run the family ranch and worked at John Deere as the parts man.

Larry married Elaine Corning and had three children, Dan, Jeff, and Lori.  They established their home on Lindley Lane raising their children until they divorced in 1976.  Larry continued to work on the ranch and raise cattle.  He later met and fell in love with Rochelle (Rocky) Jones and they married in 1980.

He loved to play basketball and played in many tournaments.  He also loved to bowl back in the day and could be found at many bowling tournaments.

He loved to hunt and fish with family and friends.  He loved taking the kids and grandkids on his pontoon boat every chance he got.

You could always find a mean dog sitting in the front seat of his pickup or

laying in the middle of the road in front of his house.  He would choose a hot dog over a T-bone steak and you could always find a can of Vienna sausages in his truck.

Larry “retired” in 2020, but could still be found in a swather or on a rake from time to time.   Larry never missed an opportunity to stop for a quick chat with a friend in the middle of the road.

Larry’s devotion to family and the ranch was seen every day of his life through his integrity and hard work.  He instilled these qualities in his children and grandchildren.  This can be seen in as the 4th generation of Morris’ operating the ranch.

His most recent pride and joy was his John Deere side by side that he patiently waited for 10 months to get.  If you ventured out to Missouri flats, you would have seen him “patrolling” the neighborhood with a huge smile on his face.

His last greatest accomplishment was a 5-point bull elk he harvested 6 days before he passed away.

Larry is survived by his wife, Rocky Morris of 41 years; his three children, Dan Morris of Baker City, Jeff Morris of Baker City, and Lori Hamilton of Sheridan; grandchildren Drew Morris and wife Jessica, Morgan Sherman and husband Danny, Jake Morris, Justin Morris, Marissa Voigt and husband Jordan and four great grandchildren, Louise and Landon Voigt and Kaitlyn and Michael Wilson.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wayne and Anna Morris; sister and brother-in-law Darrell and Bertha Bales.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Larry the family suggests Hunt of a life time through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at


A Celebration Of Life
November 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Baker City Nazarene Church

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