ELLIS MORGAN

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ELLIS MORGAN Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. & Crematory Ellis Morgan age 81 of Yakima, WA passed away suddenly Sunday February 19, 2017 at Yakima Memorial Hospital. He was born June 3, 1935 to Ernest and Hazel (Gamel) Morgan in Chadwick, Missouri. He moved with his family in 1938 to Sunnyside, WA. Ellis graduated with the Sunnyside High School Class of 1953. On Jun 12, 1955 he married Miriam Carnes in Sunnyside, WA and they together made their home in Yakima, WA. In 1963 they moved to Tracy, CA until 1973 when they returned to Sunnyside where they lived until the light of his life Miriam passed away in March 2010. They were married for 55 wonderful years. After her passing, Ellis moved to Yakima to be near his son's family. Ellis was a master mechanic who worked at various auto and farming equipment establishments in Yakima and the valley over his career. He also enjoyed building and remodeling and briefly had his own contracting company until he retired for health reasons in 1998. He enjoyed restoring cars, exploring the outdoors, going for drives 'just to see what was over there', hunting, archery and most of all he loved to go trout fishing along Yakima river and the streams of the Cascades and California mountains. His most favorite moments however were spent surrounded by his loving family at holidays or any other opportunity. He is survived by his sister Aletha Ormonde, sons Doug Morgan (Mona) of Richland, Mike Morgan (Kim) of Yakima, his grandchildren Jason, Jennifer, Treena and Juston and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Miriam. Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 2nd at 10:00 am at Smith Funeral Home Sunnyside with burial to follow at the Outlook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor his memory may contribute to The Memorial Foundation (509) 576-5794 or visit Memfound.org. Those wishing to share their memories or sign his online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com. Smith Funeral Home in care of arrangements.
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Smith Funeral Homes, Ltd & Crematory - Sunnyside
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Sunnyside, WA 98944
509-837-4962
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Published in Tri-City Herald on Feb. 26, 2017
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