Ray Morrison, 73, of Twisp, passed away on Nov. 8, 2014, while walking his dog in the early morning. Ray was born on Jan. 2, 1941, in Austin, Texas, to Fred and Elisa Longoria Morrison, and has lived in Twisp since 2002.
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, he then moved over to serving in the U.S. Army from 1957-1962, serving as a military police officer in the K9 unit at Nike Missile Site Base in Kingston, Washington. He retired from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in August 2001.
“Ricochet” Ray, as he was called at work, was a loving family man who was very quick to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. Ray left behind a loving wife and four sons as well as several grandchildren. His wife, Adela, and sons Frank, Curtis and Craig will survive knowing that Adela led Ray to Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 2005. His son Frank baptized Ray in the Twisp River on the shores of their new house. Ray was known as a humble and kind man to members of his local congregation at Community Covenant Church. He loved to go to the Tuesday morning men’s breakfast and Bible study at his church. He was also known as an outdoorsman, and spent many days afield hunting, fishing or panning for gold either with his three sons, and or his good friend and brother-in-law Bob Forsyth.
Ray spent his final days here in “God’s Country” as he would call it, spending his time helping victims of the recent fire and floods repairing their homes, property, or anything else that he could do to help his community. He was a well-respected, hard-working man, who loved his community and family. He will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched.
Services will be held on Saturday (Nov. 15) at 11 a.m. at Community Covenant Church in Twisp. Please come and share your memories.