Carol, I was out of the country and came back to hear this sad news. I don't know if you remember, but you and Morrie visited with my father Bob Todd from Beech Grove when you were in Indianapolis. How could you forget! I took you out on the river in our boat, and the motor gave out, and we didn't have an oar, but Morrie got the broom and used that to row us to shore! It showed how resourceful and good-humored he was. Every time I see my dad we reminisce about that "voyage" and praise Morrie's sailing skills!
So I send my condolences, and pass on my father's. (He's not really a great Internet user!) He said, "Farewell to a great scout and friend!" And of course, he had to add, "And sailor!" with a sad twinkle in his eye. We shared another sad laugh about the memory of our great White River voyage with you and Morrie.
What a great life he had, and I'm glad he was able to share these years with you.
To the family of Morrie.....
I had the pleasure of working with, around, and for Morrie in the 1950's and 1960's. My wife, Jan, and I remained in contact with him and Jan for years after I left the D.N.R.
Morrie was always the professional -- a forester's forester. He will be greatly missed.
Jerry Whittig (Edgewood, WA)
To the family of Morris Boles: I had contact on the job with Morrie. He was a true gentleman and got the job done without being demanding. May his soul rest in peace. Ken Herman
My condolences to the Boles family I met Morrie through real estate collectively we were able to provide several families with nice homes. An honest and forth right man, he will be missed.
Morrie and Jan's lives tracked almost a parallel course with Bev and I. From the day he was hired as the first Clallam County forester,moving to Centralia and to Olympia with DNR. He was always an Eagle scout: always professional, caring and, most important, a nioe guy.