James Wallace Morris
September 26, 1948 – January 3, 2019
James Wallace Morris, 70, of Chehalis, Wash., passed away peacefully on the morning of Jan. 3, 2019. Jim was born to Arnold and Frances Morris, Sept. 26, 1948, in Crescent City, Calif. He graduated from Redmond Union High School in Redmond, Ore., in 1966, and received two master's degrees over the course of his life. His first was a master's in education in 1976. Jim's second was a Master of Arts with a major in information resources and library science in 1999. He married Pamela Schulte in 1985, on the beach in Oregon. They made a life together all over, from Oregon to Oklahoma; California to Arizona, before ultimately settling down in Mukilteo, Wash. Together, they raised three children and have six grandchildren. Jim leaves as his legacy three children, Ben Morris and his wife, RyAnn Morris, Shawna Graber and her partner, Damon Eisenach and Shelia Noble and her husband, Darren Noble. Additionally, Jim had six wonderful grandchildren, Sophia Morris, Amanda Graber, Joseph Graber, Nathan Graber, Sabrina Noble and Lawson Noble. He also leaves two brothers, Robert Morris and Richard Morris. His family remembers him fondly as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Jim was first and foremost a teacher, a teacher of faith, of the wonder and beauty of nature and wildlife and of the importance of always doing the right thing. The jobs Jim worked reflected the expanse of his knowledge and expertise. He is most recognized as a teacher and a pastor, but was also a librarian, general contractor, counselor and volunteer. Jim retired from work life in 2008, and spent his retirement years travelling with Pam and their Golden Retriever, Einstein, across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. A memorial service will be held Feb. 9, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 1826 SW Snively Ave., Chehalis, WA 98532. The service will be officiated by Rev. Kay Flores. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to 'All Aboard', 2913 W. Marine View Dr., Everett, WA 98201. this a nonprofit activities program for adults with special needs.
2913 W. Marine View Dr., Everett, Washington 98201
- Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019