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Morris Frederick Lindstrom

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Morris Frederick Lindstrom

Morris Frederick Lindstrom, age 93, passed away at his home in Bellevue, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. He was born on October 22, 1919 in Seattle, Washington to Sanford and Victoria Lindstrom. Morris attended Seward Grade School and Broadway High School. He went on to graduate from the University of Washington, where he completed his Bachelor's degree and one year of law school. World War II interrupted Morris' education, and his service in the Army took him first to Fort Lewis as an Artillery Officer. After a short stay, he received orders transferring him to the Army Air Corps and McClellan Field as an Air Craft Maintenance Officer with a follow-on assignment to England for 44 months. After the war, Morris served in the Air Force Reserve for 25 years, retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. On November 15, 1947 Morris married the love of his life, Marjorie Ruth Johnson. Together, they had a daughter and two sons. Morris founded Mercer Island Lumber Company with his brother Sanford, and spent the next 34 years building a thriving business. Shortly after retirement he fulfilled a life-long dream and learned to fly, receiving his pilot license in 1984. Morris and Marjorie loved traveling together and spending time with their family and friends. He was a devoted father and grandfather and loved watching his grandchildren enjoy their various activities.

Morris is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Marjorie; sister Elsie; daughter Janet, sons Steven (Kathie) and Clark (Terry); 8 grandchildren Nathan (Tina), Joshua, Michael, Ryan (Amanda), Hillory (Troy), Jennifer, Trisha (Roberto) and Jamie; 1 great granddaughter Addison; and many nieces and nephews.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Morris touched are invited to a celebration of life at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church, 38701 SE River Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065, at 11 am on Saturday, November 17, 2012. "What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly."-Lao Tsu.

Fly high, Morris!
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 9 to Nov. 12, 2012
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