Graham G. Morey

Graham G. Morey Age 78, passed away on September 16, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family during his final weeks at home in Sacramento. Born on December 16, 1934, in San Rafael California, Graham came from a hard working, loving family of the Greatest Generation. Graham was articulate in his ways, from planting his garden, to planning a trip, or his management style with his work with the State Of California. He had daily lists going up until his final days. Graham is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol (Kay) Morey, sons, Jeffery Morey, of San Francisco, Jim Morey (Jeanne) of Junction City Ca., granddaughter, Emily Abts (Aaron) of Redding, grandson, Walter (Tania) (great-granddaughter Giselle soon to arrive), great-granddaughter, Sofia and Gabriella, daughter, Jennifer Bosco, (Phil), of Granite Bay, Ca., grandson's Jimmy and William, granddaughters, Mary-Clare and Darby. Siblings, Gary Morey (Jackie) of San Rafael, Nancy Krelle (Bill) of Petaluma and many nieces and nephews. Graham was preceded in death by his parents, Wilder and Dorothy Morey. Graham's career was molded around Service. Service to his family, in supporting them through all phases of their lives. Service to his country, where he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. And Service to the people of California where he assisted people in a variety of ways but specifically in the Retirement Field Office and Health Benefits Division as Division Chief for over 36 years. Graham had a love for the outdoors. He loved traveling and exploring new places. Graham loved the hunt, the research and the history. He also enjoyed sitting next to a creek to watch and listen to natures wonders. Graham loved the American River bike trail and spent many hours riding and walking along the trail, with a few falls and trips to the hospital along the way. Graham's Spiritual side was one of deep faith. He became a Catholic late in his life but worshipped for years at Fremont Church. His faith was with him throughout his Navy years and grew even more after joining the Catholic Church. This faith helped him in his final days be at peace and rest easy. Graham's life revolved around his family. He always enjoyed the family gatherings and was seldom without a camera taking pictures that reflected the love and happiness of his family. His close friends were always part of his family and there were many happy toasts along the way. Graham came out of the Greatest Generation of loyalty and dedication to his family and his country. He was a true patriot and loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, cousin and friend. His spirit will live on and the memories will endure into time. Graham will be remembered for his enduring love and generosity. A Mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Church, 39th & J Street, Sacramento, Friday September, 20th at 10:00 am. A reception will follow at the church immediately following the Mass. A Private burial service for Family will be held at East Lawn Cemetery, on Folsom Blvd, Sacramento. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sacred Heart Church or U.C. Davis Hospice.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Sept. 19, 2013