Peggy Ann Morris
March 28, 1924 – June 27, 2020
Peggy Ann Morris, 96, a beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed on June 27, 2020 due to age-related bone marrow deficiency. In the days prior to her passing, she was surrounded by the love of her family.
Peggy is survived by her children, Linda Noel, Jeanette Palash, Ronald Morris, Donald Morris, David Morris, and their respective spouses, her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her many nieces and nephews. Peggy is predeceased by her husband John Thomas Morris Sr., her son, John Thomas Morris Jr. and his wife Remy, her son-in-law Ray Noel, her parents, Frank Sr. and Pearl Rosenquist, her brothers, Clarence, Eugene and his wife Ruth, Hershel and his wife Jewel, and Frank Jr. and his wife Marie Rosenquist, and numerous other family members and beloved friends.
Peggy was born on March 28, 1924 in Houston, Texas. Her parents, Frank Sr. and Pearl owned a store in the Heights (5832 North Main) where Peggy was born. She came into her family the sister to 4 older brothers, Clarence, Eugene, Hershel, and Frank G. Jr. (nicknamed Pee-wee). Her family were entrepreneurs, owning and maintaining rent houses, working a ranch in Crosby, Texas, as well as running the store. In Crosby, Peggy loved being with the 21 horses and cattle they raised. She spoke fondly of her horse named Socks that had white feet that she rode to school at times. Peggy also had a little goat named Baby that loved to follow her around.
Peggy Married John Thomas Morris Sr. in 1945 and had Johnny 1 year later. They had 6 children together, including a set of twin boys, and they were married for 52 years before her husband passed. Peggy worked briefly at South Western Bell (Now AT&T), Pan American Oil Company, and was a stay at home mother to her 6 children. Peggy, however, did volunteer work at her Catholic church, was an assistant Girl Scout leader, and volunteered at the Heights Hospital (this after a life-long hatred of hospitals). Peggy had many hobbies and interests through the years including crocheting, ceramics, flower arranging, and taking care of pets- including a duck and a goat. After her husband died (who did not like cats), Peggy found she loved cats and had 2 adorable cats with her for years. Peggy received a puppy when she was 90 years old that became her constant companion and her love and concern for Little John was consistent until the end.
As a good Mom, Peggy made sure her family always had balanced meals, even when money was tight. The children never went hungry. She always made sure that all of the children made it to their activities, school, and church on time. Peggy, her husband, and children made many trips to her husband’s home in Worcester, Massachusetts, by car (which was always interesting) and visited many places along the way, including the beaches in Florida and the capital in Washington DC.
In her later years, Peggy loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She babysat for several of the grandchildren through the years while their parents worked. Even after 90, she would get down on the floor to play with them. She loved dolls (was an avid collector) and enjoyed sharing them with her “kids”. Peggy loved going out to eat (having had to cook for so many years) but her special favorite, was P.F. Chang’s, where she always ordered their lettuce wraps and always had lettuce wraps to-go. At almost 90, Peggy went on a cruise where she went down in a submarine, had a massage on the beach, and helped judge a hairy man contest. Peggy made many memories on that cruise and loved being pampered. At her 92nd birthday, the family provided a petting zoo for her where she did not want to leave the tent, and even took a baby goat into the home. The Family was worried she would not give it back given her love of goats.
Peggy provided many opportunities for the family to gather, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthdays, and other special occasions. Peggy also shared timeless advice to those around her, especially about sex and being “good”.
She was a devoted and remarkable woman who was true to her own values and loved all of her family passionately. The impact she had on her family, and the love she cultivated will last forever. Her memory will continue to live on and will be deeply cherished always.
FAMILY OF PEGGY ANN ROSENQUIST MORRIS FATHER: Frank G. Rosenquist (d) MOTHER: Pearl Bruner (d) CHILDREN: Clarence Rosenquist (d) born in 1909 Eugene Rosenquist (d) born in 1912 Wife: Ruth (d) Children: Carol (d), Jerry and Larry Hershel Rosenquist (d) born in 1915 Wife: Jewel (d) Children: Donald (d), Bobby (d) and Sharon Frank G. Rosenquist Jr. (d) born in 1917 Wife: Marie (d) Children: Frank and Beverly Peggy Ann Rosenquist born in 1924 (d) Husband: John Thomas Morris Sr. (d)
Peggy’s CHILDREN: John (1946) (d) married to Remy (d) with one son, Joey (*Angela) Linda (1949) married to Ray (d) with 2 children, Jonathan (*Babe) and Jennifer (*Matthew) Jeanette (1951) married to Joe with 3 children, Jackie (*Eric), Kelley (*Tyler) and Devon (*Josh) Donald (1955) married to Marcie Ronald (1955) with children Stephanie, Sarah and Bryan Married to Sharon (with 2 stepchildren) David (1962) with 4 children, Janna (*Jeremy), Alex (*Samm), Michael and Samantha *spouses Peggy’s GRANDCHLDREN: Peggy’s GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Joey Cruz Ava and Zoe Jonathan Noel Stepchildren: Riley and Parker Jennifer Noel Steven and Sadie Jackie Taegan and Emma Kelley Maddie and Karysn Devon Carly Stephanie Matthew and Cole Sarah Tripp and Lily Bryan Janna Jayde and Jaylie Alex Kimmi Michael Samantha
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Peggy Ann Morris
July 7, 2020
Although I never had the privilege of knowing Peggy in person, I enjoyed the stories shared by her daughter and my friend Linda!
She seemed a person of humor who loved her large family and numerous pets.
I only know her through her progeny, especially Linda who personified what it means to be a loving, caring person .
May Ms. Peggy Rest In Peace and the Love of her Lord.
July 6, 2020
July 2, 2020
Deepest sympathy to all my "Texan" cousins and their extended family. I am so sorry to hear of Auntie Peggy's passing, the last of the best generation. Even though some of us haven't seen each other in years we will always carry that thread of family. I am glad that I did get to see Auntie about 2005 along with Linda. Bless you all and remember the good times shared with her. Once again, sorry, Linda, Jeannette, Don, Ron and David and their families,
Love to all, your cousin, Maureen (Breeds)
July 1, 2020
Our sincerest condolences to our cousins and their families in Texas on the loss of your mom (our Aunt Peggy) Though miles separate us family keeps us together. Our prayers are with you all!
James, Cissy and David Feeley from Springfield MA. Teresa’s son