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DUMAS - Kathren A. Morrison, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 6, 2009 in Sixth and Meredith Church of Christ in Dumas. Graveside services were at 4:30 p.m. today in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo. Arrangements were by Morrison Funeral Directors.

Kathren was born Jan. 28, 1921, in Condon Springs, just outside of Vernon, to James O. Condon and Augusta Condon. She graduated from high school in Vernon. She met and married John E. Morrison on May 1, 1942, in Texarkana.

The family lived in Amarillo for 21 years, where she taught Bible school classes for preschool children for 21 years at Southside and Southwest Church of Christ in Amarillo.

She was active as a leader in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for the many years that her four children were involved with this activity.

Since moving to Dumas in 2001, she had been active in the Red Hat Society Chapter of the Dumas Darlin' Dollies.

One of Kathren's greatest joys in life was being a grandmother and then a great-grandmother. She loved to cook and her home was open to those in need.

Kathren had a positive outlook on life. Three years ago, Kathren had to accept the fact that she would have to use a cane all of the time. At the beginning of every month, family activities involved redecorating the cane. The cane received a makeover with flowers and mementos representing the events of the upcoming month on it. Always there was a cross hanging from the cane to proclaim her faith in her Heavenly Father. And always there were pictures of her beloved great-grandchildren in luggage tag frames hanging from the cane. And also a horn, which she often honked just to get attention.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; a sister; and two sons, Timothy Ian Morrison and Billy Jack Morrison.

Survivors include her husband, John E. Morrison; two daughters, Earlene and husband Troy Laminack of Dumas and Candy Morrison of Bailey; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Morrison of Wheeler; eight grandchildren, Audra Laminack, Adam and Jessica Laminack and Lori and Greg Sprock, all of Amarillo, Jeff and Nicki Morrison, both of Lubbock, and Rebekah Morrison of Gruver; five great-grandchildren, Kyle Hewitt, Gavin Morrison, Blake Morrison, Emersyn Kate Sprock and Matthew Laminack-Nevarez; numerous nieces and nephews; and too many dear friends to count.

The family suggests memorials be to High Plains Children's Home, P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, TX 79114.

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Original Publication Date: January 7, 2010

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