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Rhonald (Ron) Morris


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Rhonald (Ron) Morris

Rhonald (Ron) Morris died on August 28, 2014 at his home in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by Betty Morris, his wife of 55 years, their two sons, Ron D. and Robert J. (Jeff), two daughters-in-law, Debbie and Cathy, six grandchildren: Megan, Kyle, Gavin, James, Matt, and Caroline, one great-grandchild, Dillon, and his brother Jimmie.

Ron was born to Jack and Jessie Morris on Nov. 7, 1935 near DeQueen, Ark. His family was very poor with no electricity, running water or car. Ron graduated from DeQueen High School in 1953 and completed his BSIE degree requirements at the University or Arkansas in the summer of 1957, while working his way through college. Ron met Betty Douglas, a native of Mountain Home, while both were attending the U of A and they were married June 21.

Ron started his career with General Electric in New York. In 1962 they moved to Dallas where Ron worked for TI. Ron earned an MBA with Honors from SMU in 1966. In 2005, Ron received the University of Arkansas Outstanding Alumni Award and was elected to the U of A College of Engineering Hall of Fame in 2012.

Ron and Betty endowed the Morris Scholarships, 10 at University of Arkansas, 2 at ASU - Mountain Home and 2 at Cossatot Community College. 100s of students were able to attend college and receive their degrees with the help of a Morris Scholarship. Ron and Betty delighted in the number of moving letters these students have sent them over the years.

In his life Ron was most proud of his wife, Betty, their family, and 55 wonderful years of marriage.

9/4/2014 Graveside Service - 10 - 11 am - Douglas Cemetery - Mountain Home Arkansas

Instead of flowers, donations to help support Ron & Betty Morris Scholarships would be appreciated.

UA Foundation (Ron Morris Memorial)

C/O Dept. of Industrial Engineering

4207 Bell Engineering Center Fayetteville, AR 72701

OR

Douglas Family Scholarship

Arkansas State University-Mountain Home,

Department of Communications and Institutional Advancement,

1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653



Published in Baxter Bulletin on Sept. 3, 2014
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