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Information for Nellie Mae Drake Morris
25 May, 1897 16 September, 1981
The Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1981

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Nellie Morris
Funeral services for Nellie Mae Morris, 84, of 3818 Vista Drive, Nampa, who died Wednesday at home, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Nampa Church of the Brethren by the Rev. John V. Silliker, of the Ustick Baptist Church.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    She was born May 25, 1897 at Nocona, Tex.  At the age of 9 she moved with her family to the Lower Fairview Community near Nampa where she was reared and educated.  She married John E. "Jack" Morris in 1920 at Boise.  Following their marriage they lived in Colorado for 11/2 years.  They then moved to Wilder where they farmed for seven years.  In 1928 they moved to the Bennett Community near Nampa where they farmed and in 1943 they moved to a farm in Melba.  He died April 5, 1965.  In 1979 she moved to Nampa to make her home.  She was a member of the Nampa Church of the Brethren, the Bennett Community Club and a past member of the Women's Century Club.
    She is survived by a son, G. Patrick Morris, Seattle, Wash.; four daughters, Mrs. Richard (Alice Marie) Elliott, Melba, Mrs, Robert (Charlotte) Skyles, Mrs. Burke (Jackie) Neeley and Mrs. Della Jane Taylor, all of Nampa ; three sisters, Mrs. Sudie Nelson, Nampa, Mrs. Vina Lowe, Mountain Home, and Mrs. Hazel May, San Diego, Calif.; a brother, A.L. Drake, Nampa; 26 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Robert Morris, two brothers, a sister and a son-in-law, Keith Taylor.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
    Memorials may be made to a favorite Christian Charity or flowers may be sent.

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