OBITUARY

Raymond William Morris

September 20, 1933June 22, 2012

Raymond William Morris On June 22, 2012, surrounded by his family, Ray passed away due to cancer. Ray was born on a farm in Henderson, Iowa on September 20, 1933 to parents Virgil Raymond Morris and Florence Ada Morris. After graduating from Henderson High School, he joined the Navy. He was stationed on the USS PCEC 886 vessel as a radioman during the Korean War for four years. He served an additional four years in the reserves. He was honorably discharged in 1959. He returned to Iowa for a year to help his father on the farm. Ray then moved to San Francisco and worked for five years at the UC Medical Center. Later, Ray came to San Bernardino where he meet his wife Joyce, were married, and raised their five children. Ray worked for Eureka Gas as a driver and serviced the mountain area for five years. Getting tired of the snow, he joined Liberty National Life Insurance as an underwriter. He then went to Bell Brand Foods as a driver, where he retired. Ray was a Mason and a Shriner. He spent his retirement doing repairs on the then Bluffs Restaurant, his favorite local hangout, and doing sprinkler jobs for friends. He later hung out at Liam’s and the South Side Salon, where he had many friends. He was affectionately known as “Everyday Ray” to many. He also enjoyed eating at Goody’s Restaurant every morning. Ray was preceded in death by daughter Janina Ciriclio, who sadly also died of cancer in 2010. He is survived by his wife Joyce of Yucaipa, daughter Jennifer Morris of Bloomington, son Raymond Morris, II of Hesperia, son Richard Morris of Colton, and daughter Jessica Simpson of Colton. Grandchildren include John, Jenny Lynn, Chantel, Tyler, Raymond, Christopher, Bryar, and Emily. He is also survived by his two sisters, Marjorie Cleveringa of Sioux Center, Iowa and Doris Harmon of Henderson, Iowa. Ray will be deeply missed by his family, friends and “fans” and will be remembered for his sense of humor, and the many, many jokes he could tell. Memorial Service: Thurs. June 28th, 12pm, Montecito, 3520 E. Washington St., Colton. Reception to follow. His many friends are welcome.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, June 28, 2012

Memories

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June 29, 2012

Will miss your great sense of humor.

Carolyn Ross (Riverside,CA

Chantel Partlow

June 27, 2012

Grandpa you are such and amazing person and you could light up a room with your charming smile. You will be truely missed but never forgotten, You have touched so many lives. I know you and mom will look over us all and be our Guardian Angels. Please tell mom how much we miss and love her. I Love you so much and we will be together again one day

June 27, 2012

Dad i love you and going to miss you alot.Thanks for all the great times Dad.I'll never forget you.love you raymond II

Jennifer Morris

June 26, 2012

IN LOVING MEMORY OF A SON, HUSBAND, FATHER AND A FRIEND TO SO MANY, WE WILL MISS YOUR LIFE WITH OURS! TIL THE DAY WE WILL ALL BE TOGETHER AGAIN, I LOVE YOU DADDY AND THANK YOU FOR WHO YOU WERE AND ALL YOU DONE. PLEASE TELL JANINA, I MISS HER SO MUCH.

Jessica Simpson

June 26, 2012

Hey, Dad. Just want to say thanks for everything and that I love you and miss you so much! Say hi to Janina for me. So, it's bye for now, but we'll all be together soon enough. Love You :)

Emily Simpson

June 26, 2012

Dear G-pa, you were an awesome and fun person. I will miss you until the day I come to be there with you. Until then you will always remain in my heart. <3

Richard Morris

June 26, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

bryar ciriclio

June 26, 2012

Dear g-pa I wish that i got to see you one last time before you left us and I hope that you get to see your daughter agin I love you and will always keep you close to my heart.

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