Chester Harold Morrell, D.M.D.
November 2, 1937 – April 19, 2018
Chet passed away Thursday April 19, 2018 at the age of 80 at Sutter Roseville Hospital after suffering a massive stroke from which he was unable to recover. He was surrounded by family and close friends at the time of his death. He was preceeded in death by his parents Jason Harold Morrell and Ruth Coffer Morrell.
Chet is survived by his loving and devoted wife Lucie, sons Todd Morrell (Chris) and Eric Morrell, stepchildren Lori Manning (Rich), Richard Filice (Kristin), Vincent Filice (Melissa), and Sara Hamilton (Joe) and grandchildren Amanda, Jason, Kailey and Nicole Morrell, Ella and Ava Manning, Caden, Tyler, Audrey, Jaxson, Nolan, Lennon and Hudson Filice and mother in law Gisela Logan.
He was born in Jamestown, California and spent his early years in Lorraine, Oregon and then moved to Sandpoint, Idaho where he stayed until he was a senior in high school. Upon graduating from high school he attended Oregon State University in Corvallis and also University of Oregon in Eugene. He furthered his studies by attending Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland where he earned his degree in Dentistry.
In 1964 he opened his dental practice in Gilroy, California where he remained for the next 34 years. Chet was well known for his skills and expertise in the dental field and was highly respected by his fellow dentists, employees and patients. Giving people healthy, beautiful smiles was his career passion.
He loved to fish, hunt and golf and have a good time. He passed this on to all of his boys. The friendships he developed through these activities and through school years have endured a lifetime. Chet held his friends dear to his heart and even up to the last day of his life was calling his pals and keeping in touch. He had a great appreciation for his wife, their kids and grandkids. He showered them all with love, adoration and a big dose of silliness to the very end.
He is most remembered for his big hearty laugh, his ability to bring laughs and sunshine to everyone he met and his huge heart. Also his incredible work ethic, intelligence and determination. He believed in giving it your all and then some and be the best “you” possible. A great role model. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be truly missed by all who were graced by his presence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C.A.S.T. for Kids a charity making it possible for special needs children to experience fishing. www.castforkids.org Celebration of Life May 19, 2018 Gilroy, California Contact family for details.