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In Memory

David Lee Morris

August 8, 2011

Affectionately known as "Dr. Dave," our husband and father passed away unexpectedly and without warning on August 3.

We deeply and unimaginably grieve his loss, yet find solace in the knowledge that he was called upon by his Lord and Savior while under a blue Colorado sky, just moments after he finished caring for his beloved herd of beef cattle.

Dad was born on May 22, 1950, to John Franklin and Nellie Lizabeth Morris in Salem, Ohio. Dad spent his childhood and adolescence on the family farm in Columbiana, Ohio, a member of the sixth generation of his family to actively participate in agriculture.

In 1974, Dad graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed his internship at Colorado State University and his residency training at Texas A&M University, School of Veterinary Medicine, earning his masters degree, PhD, and board certification.

More importantly, College Station was where he also met his beloved wife Lynne. They married in 1979 in Denton, Texas. Son Brandon arrived in 1982 and daughter Bethany in 1986.

In 1989, the family moved to Fort Collins when Dad joined the faculty at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Most recently, Dad worked for the USDA on animal disease traceability.

To his family, Dad meant everything. Being the only members of our family in Colorado, we developed a progressively stronger bond during our journey together in life. Dad demonstrated daily through his words and actions that we always occupied the number one place on his priority list.

Dad-Thank you for never leaving anything unsaid between us. We love you, we are proud of you, and we will always live with you in our hearts.

Dr. Dave was preceded in death by his father, John Franklin Morris. Dr. Dave is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, Lynne; his son, Brandon, and his daughter, Bethany. Dr. Dave is also survived by his mother Nellie Lizabeth Morris, 90, and brother, Paul Gary Morris, DVM, MS, ACVIM, 62.


Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6009