Mary "Mildred" (Martin) Morris(1919-2012)

Sterling resident Mary "Mildred" (Martin) Morris, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
Memorial services are Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. in the Kenai Bible Church. Pastor Vance Wonser will officiate.
Mildred was born Dec. 12, 1919, in Taber, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of James S. and Clara Goldie (Comegys) Martin. She graduated from Orofino High School in Orofino, Idaho, in 1937. Mildred worked as a telephone operator in Orofino from 1937 10 1938. She also attended and graduated from Spokane Community College in Spokane, Wash., in 1968. Mildred did clerking and bookkeeping at various places.
She moved to Alaska in 1996 and resided in Sterling before moving to Kenai in 2001. They returned to Sterling in 2005.
Mildred was a member of the Kenai Bible Church.
She volunteered for doing income tax, an AARP service, as well as volunteering for many organizations and Senior Centers.
Mildred enjoyed skiing, golfing, sewing, family, church and friends.
"Our mom was a wonderful lady," her family wrote. "She loved her family and spent many hours with her sewing machine. She was always full of life. She also loved bridge and she had been very active in many different organizations through the years. We will miss her greatly."
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Mason Morris, parents and three brothers, Loren, Glen and James Martin.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Fay and Marvin Brazington of Sterling; granddaughter Karla Johnson and husband Milt, of Arizona; grandson Gordon Brazington and wife Holly, and Marvin Brazington Jr. and wife Tammy, all of Sterling; 10 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister Lucille Gordinier, of Portland, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements by Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Please visit her online guestbook at

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Nov. 12, 2012