Memorial service March 21 for Margaret Morris


A memorial service will be held Monday, March 21, for Margaret (Peggy) Morris, who died at her home in Menlo Park on March 3. She was 87.

The service starts at 2 p.m. at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church.

Born in Michigan City, Indiana, she moved, at age 2, with her family to Germany, where her father worked as a grain exporter. Five years later, the family moved to High Bridge, New Jersey, and later, Park Ridge, Illinois.

She was voted "most likely to succeed" of her 1941 graduating Maine High School senior class. In 1946, she married 1st Lt. Rex Morris, who was home from the Pacific at the end of World War II, and they moved to the Pacific Northwest, where Rex started his career in the paper industry.

In 1965, the family, now grown by sons Roy, Bill and Ken, and daughter Karen, moved to Menlo Park.

Before the children arrived, she worked as a medical secretary. Afterward, she focused her attention on raising her family.

She enjoyed travels with her husband to Europe, North Africa, and throughout the United States, family members said.

She did volunteer work at schools and hospitals, and with the homeless and youth, the family said.

Peggy was preceded in death by her brother Walter, her husband Rex, and her daughter Karen. She is survived by her sons, Roy of Los Angeles, Bill of Santa Cruz, and Ken of Boulder, Colorado; and nine grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor's local SPCA.

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