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Myra Mann MORRISON Obituary
MORRISON, Myra Mann Myra Mann Morrison, long-time resident of Palm Beach, died September 5, 2017 after a long illness. She was 85 years old. A native of Victoria, Australia, she was the daughter of Edward Maxted Dew and Victoria May Cameron Dew. Mrs. Morrison completed her nursing training in Melbourne, Australia in 1953 before traveling to the United States where she visited relatives, the late Sydney and Jean Russell, also of Palm Beach. She lived in Atlanta where she worked as a registered nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital and the Ponce de Leon Infirmary. In 1967 she married the late Earl Mann, then owner of the Atlanta Crackers baseball team. They moved to the north end of Palm Beach in 1970. In Palm Beach Mrs. Morrison worked as a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital. In the 1970's she became certified in real estate, an occupation she continued until her death. In 2008 she married LTC John Morrison, US Army (Ret.), a career officer in the Army who served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was also a licensed real estate broker. They met at the Royal Poinciana Chapel. During the ensuing years the popular couple enjoyed visits of family, trips to Scotland and the fellowship of their neighbors, friends and the congregation of the Royal Poinciana Chapel. Myra endeared herself to many of the children in the north end by encouraging them to visit her home and treating them to M & M's. Indeed there are many 50-year-olds still living in town who fondly remember the M & M lady whom they loved to visit. Myra loved gardening. One neighbor whose orchids spent summers with Myra called Myra's home "Magical Myra's Flower Spa." And Myra loved entertaining; her home on Monterey Road was the site of many gatherings and parties; she has been described as elegant, fashionable, enthusiastic, often flamboyant who always thought that "life is an adventure." Mrs. Morrison is survived by her husband John Morrison, and her niece Alison Pickering, of Hobart, Tasmania, who came to care for her in her final months, as well as the children and grandchildren of Earl Mann and John Morrison, and the children of her cousin Jean Love Russell. There will be a memorial service at the Royal Poinciana Chapel on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00AM. Memorial donations may be made to Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation, 5204 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, Florida 34240 or (Foundation.FLCancer.com).
Published in The Palm Beach Daily News on Oct. 29, 2017
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