Doris E. Morris
June 17, 1922- March 26, 2009
Doris E. Morris of Dousman died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Three Pillars Masonic Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Dousman at age 86. She was born June 17, 1922, in the town of Ottawa, to Harvey and Jessie (nee Barnhart) Lurvey.
She was a 1940 graduate of Oconomowoc High School. On Oct. 18, 1942, she married G. Arden Morris, who preceded her in death in 1988. She had worked as the clerk for the town of Ottawa and as a bookkeeper for Eichstadts Implement in Wales. She played the flute in high school and later for the Oconomowoc American Legion Band. She has been a member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church since 1950 and was a former member of Moriah Presbyterian Church. Doris was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Dousman Chapter No. 257. Doris and Arden, in partnership with Ardenﾕs brother Maldwyn and his wife Inez, owned and operated Arwyn Farms, located among rolling hills between Dousman and Wales for more than 40 years. Their herd of registered Holsteins received numerous honors, including national show winners and All-American recognition. Doris was a tireless volunteer at the Waukesha County Fair and a familiar face at shows and sales, continuing her interest and involvement until her death.
She will be sadly missed by her sons, George A. (Bonnie) Morris of Dousman, Glen Allan (Jean L.) Morris of Mustang, Okla., and Thomas R. (Sandra) Morris of Amery; foster daughter, Cathy Clay of California; and grandchildren, Anne Beier of Mount Horeb, Abbie (Bob) Jackson of Oconomowoc, Jeff (Marcie) Morris of Wisconsin Dells, Jason Morris of Wisconsin Dells, Moriah (Tony) Brey of Sturgeon Bay and Adam Morris of Amery. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren, Sam and Molly Jackson, Laura and Joshua Beier and Max and J.T. Morris; brother, Allan (Doris) Lurvey of Dousman; sister, Helen Hayhurst of Dousman; special friend, Al Berg of Dousman; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Arden Morris; brother, William (Blanche) Lurvey; and brother-in-law, John Hayhurst.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Visitation continues on Wednesday, April 1, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Order of Eastern Star service followed by the funeral service at Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 Main St., Wales, WI 53183, with the Rev. Julie Craig officiating. Graveside services will follow at Salem Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to the church (address above) or the Wisconsin Holstein Association Juniors, 902 Eighth Ave., Baraboo, WI 53913.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.