December 3, 1929February 11, 2021

Mary Lou Morris passed away the morning of February 11, 2021 in Redding CA at the age of 91 under the excellent care of Sundial Assisted Living and Bristol Hospice. Mary Lou was born on Dec 3, 1929, in New Castle, Pennsylvania to Henry Hunt Gregor and Mary Jane (Allsopp) Gregor, the eleventh of twelve children. After graduating high school, Mary Lou went west and settled in Los Angeles, CA where she found a job as telephone operator. While there, Mary Lou met a handsome sailor, Eugene Morris of Howard, Kansas, and in 1951 they married and settled in the San Gabriel Valley area. There they raised their five children, John, Ken, Mary Alice, Larry, and Linda. After Gene’s retirement in 1984, they relocated to Redding, CA. Mary Lou was a big-hearted, caring person who loved her family, Bingo, the Dodgers, Elvis, camping, crafts, and casinos. If someone was in need, she found a way to help. The door to her home was always open as she enjoyed the comfort created by having people around her. Mary Lou Morris is survived by her younger sister, Sara Zarilla, of Houston, Texas; her children: John Morris of Shasta Lake, CA; Ken Morris (and wife, Jeanette) of Atascadero, CA; Mary Blume of Fort Collins CO; Larry Morris (and wife, Christie) of Lakehead, CA; Linda Roelofs (and husband, Joost) of Redding, CA; 13 grandchildren: Michael Morris, Tasha Gilchrist, Lucas Morris, Ian Smalley, Tressa Beheim, Rebecca Morris, Carson Blume, Kevin Roelofs, Christopher Morris, Chad Morris, Davlin Hall, Dylan Hall, and Michaela Wright; 9 great-grandchildren and dozens of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, 10 of her 11 siblings, her daughter-in-law, Linda Morris, her beloved husband of 63 years, Gene, and her granddaughter, Michele Madrigal. Visitation will be courtesy of Lawncrest Chapel and Memorial Park, 1522 E. Cypress Ave, Redding, CA on Thursday March 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. Private Interment will be at Northern California Veteran’s Cemetery, Igo, CA on March 5. Donations in memory of Mary Lou Morris can be sent to Senior Citizens of Shasta County, Inc., 2290 Benton Drive, Redding, CA 96003.


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Tracy Harris

February 21, 2021

Mary Lou was the greatest Mom in our neighborhood growing up as she loved all the kids she came in contact with. I'll never forget how upset she was the day Elvis died. She also made stuffed cabbage that was out of this world!
Thank you for always being there Mary Lou to listen and give advice to all of us on Stephora!
I will never forget you and know that I loved you very much!

Christie Morris

February 21, 2021

Oh Mary Lou. I love you so. What a friend you turned out to be. You loved me like a daughter. I will cherish your love and memories forever. Thank you my friend.

Elizabeth Amlin

February 20, 2021

Mary Lou it was a privilege to spend the last almost two years with you. Your smile and laugh will be forever missed. Enjoy your angel wings, be sure to tuck those Bingo cards in tight all the way to heaven.

kathy atwood

February 19, 2021

RIP you have your angel wings now Mary Lou