Peter "Pete" Morrell
1934 - 2020
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Morrell, Peter "Pete"
12/10/1934 - 8/1/2020

Peter Anthony Morrell passed on August 1, 2020, in his home surrounded by his loving family after making a gallant two-month effort against pancreatic cancer. Pete served as Greeley City Manager and owned Morrell & Associates. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Jean; sister Jo Theresa Sowell; daughter Giesele Morrell Naibauer (Dennis) and son Kent (Arlene); grandchildren and great grandchildren and extended family. There will be a public visitation on August 11, 2020 from 4 to 8 PM at Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Avenue, Greeley. Life Celebration Wednesday, August 12 at Island Grove Arena, 501 N. 14th Avenue from 3 to 4 PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks will be required for all events and observing social distancing. A video of the Life Celebration will be shared to Pete's page where friends may leave condolences and view entire obituary at

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Published in Denver Post on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 14, 2020
Mary Hutson
August 14, 2020
Jean, just now learning of Pete’s passing. My heart is broken for you and the entire family. Prayers and much love to you. Wendy and Brad
Wendy R-G
August 12, 2020
We have lost a great community leader. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lucille and Mike Mantelli
August 12, 2020
To Giesele and Kent, I have nothing but fond memories of your amazing dad. He was always upbeat and had a light hearted way of kidding around with us that made me feel good. I will always remember having to wrestle with him in the living room of your home for paper route money. We always had different versions of the outcomes. He says that he never had to pay for the newspaper for a whole two years.. ha, ha.
Your dad affected a lot of people in a positive way and will be missed. My deepest condolences and God bless, Pat Pink.
Patrick Pink
August 10, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Pete was a bigger than life individual and will be sorely missed.
May you find comfort in your faith at this difficult time.
Pamela Kurtz
August 8, 2020
Pete, was always full of enthusiasm and allowed that to touch all of those around him. A great man who we will miss, but heaven welcomes.
C.I. Dixon
August 8, 2020
I was saddened to learn of Pete's passing. A man like him can never be replaced and the world is a better place that he was here and impacted so many of us in a positive way. I first met Pete when I worked as a cashier in the City Finance Department in the 80's and he would come to my counter every morning to buy a stamp to mail his daily letter to "his Mama." As City Manager, he always made sure staff escorted citizens to the department they were looking for vs. just pointing them in the right direction. These things were such an indicator of the caring man he always was. I enjoyed our friendship as I worked in the courts and attended his time management course in later years. He never forgot a detail of our time working at the City, and I was thrilled to receive a phone call from him just a few years ago - this coming long after I left CO to live in other states. My heart was so warmed, and that was certainly his way, to make others feel noticed and appreciated. To his family: I am so very sorry for your loss. To say Pete will be missed is an understatement and his legacy will live on through each of you. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of us.
Joyce Lewis Gesick
August 7, 2020
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