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Blanche Alice (Bashore) Morrison


1926 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Blanche Alice (Bashore) Morrison Obituary
Blanche Alice Morrison passed from this life September 17, 2015. She was a resident at the Washington County Nursing home but also continued during this time many visits to her home at 415 Fremont in Akron, where she had resided for 57 years.   She was 89 years of age at her passing.  She began her life on January 19, 1926 to Wesley and Leona Bashore at Colorado General Hospital in Denver, Colorado.  She moved to Akron as a young girl when her mother became pastor of the Akron Assembly of God Church.  Her early years were spent in the town of Akron and she graduated from Washington County Schools, finishing 8th grade.  She fell in love with an Akron man at age 16 and was married at age 17 to Joseph Newton Morrison on February 3, at St. Francis, Kansas in 1943.   They were happily married for 46 years until his passing in 1989.
To this union were born three children, Ivan Lavern, Leland Kay, and Carolyn Ruth.  Her husband JN, was in his early years a rancher and in his middle and later years a rancher and section laborer for Burlington Northern Railroad.  Their land was located two miles north of the Fremont Buttes.  They lived on the farm until 1958 when they purchased their final home on Fremont in Akron.  She continued from that point as a farm wife helping with the cattle ranch outside of Akron and fulfilling her duties as a housewife raising her three children in town.   Blanche spent some early years of her life cleaning houses in Hillrose but by the age of 21 was a fulltime housewife both in town and at the farm.  She continued in this role all her life with her main focus being a hardworking and faithful housewife, a great mother, great grandmother and a very busy church member at the Akron Assembly of God Church that her mother had pioneered when she was a child.  She spent at least 10 hours at the church every week and taught High School Sunday School class, was church treasurer, cleaned and waxed the church floors monthly.  Her favorite passion was attending church and giving a large portion of the family income to missionaries while equally enjoying household duties, her favorite being cooking and putting up hay each July on the farm.  Eventually the love extended to the next generation especially for the grandchildren enjoying Christmas festivities and the July haying season where they were all taught tractor driving and horse riding, which they adored. 
She was preceded in death by her mother, Leona Bashore of Edgewater, Colorado and her father Wesley Bashore of Denver, Colorado, her sister, Ruth Robbins, her brothers Russell and Paul Bashore and Dickey Dallas; step-sisters Charlotte and Sherri Ann.
She is survived by her sons, Ivan Lavern Morrison and daughter-in-law, Carole Morrison of Rose Hill, Kansas, and Dr. Leland Kay Morrison and daughter-in-law Judge Dr. Leila Paiva Morrison of Sao Paulo, Brazil; her daughter Carolyn Ruth Morrison Eskew, LPN and son-in-law Roy Eskew of Akron, Colorado; Her 11 grandchildren: Dr. Monica Paige Buettel and spouse Phillip of Snyder, Colorado, Robert Newton Morrison of Greeley, Colorado, Matthew Colden Morrison, Austin James Morrison, and Katharine Blanche Morrison all of Denver, Colorado, Brett Alan Morrison and spouse Jereth of Wichita, Kansas , Brian Lavern Morrison and spouse Tamara of Edmond, Oklahoma, Victor Samuel Sampson, III and spouse Kelly of Wray, Colorado, Todd Andrew Sampson and spouse Elizabeth of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Zacharias Joseph Sampson of Farmington, Minnesota, and Kyle Thomas Sampson and spouse April of Greeley, Colorado; her 14 great-grandchildren Elyssa Buettel, Elijah Buettel, Ryan Morrison, Braden Morrison, Garren Morrison, Hadley Morrison, Kathryn Morrison, Norah Morrison, Carter Sampson, Alexa Sampson, Gabriel Sampson, Scarlett Sampson, Aurelia Sampson, and Koen Dietrich.  As you can attest, a very large family in which she fully loved each one equally and completely.
Memorial donations may be made to the Assemblies of God Foreign Missions Department.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Sept. 23, 2015
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