Sally Marie Morrison
June 26, 1934 - September 8, 2013
Sally passed away surrounded by the love of her family on September 8, 2013. Sally was born in Snohomish, WA on June 26, 1934 as the youngest of three children to Graeme and Lallen Wilson. Sally graduated from Snohomish High School in 1952 and then spent the summer bicycling through Europe before starting at the University of Washington. She graduated from UW in 1955, earning her BS degree in Home Economic Education and obtained her teaching certificate for grades K-12. While attending school at the UW Sally met the love of her life, Gerald (Jerry) Morrison, at a travel club meeting, they were married on August 27, 1955 in Snohomish, WA.
In the early years of her career Sally taught in several different school districts. When she and her husband settled in Federal Way she began a 23-year teaching career in the Federal Way School District. During the second half of her career she started a program for pregnant girls, reaching out to these often-troubled teens and single mothers – trying to give them skills that would make life better for them and their children.
Travel was something Sally loved to do. Far and wide or close to home the enthusiasm to go, do and see was always in her. Sally also enjoyed playing bridge, reading, skiing, going to the theater, cheering on all the local sports teams, and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She made each and everyone of them feel loved and special.
Sally was a member of the Nu Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta and awarded “the pearl” this year for 60 years of membership. For over 25 years Sally has been a member and served in various positions of the Federal Way Chapter of the American Association of University Women and is a lifetime member of the University of Washington Alumni Association.
Always competitive, Sally hated to lose! She believed in setting your goals and not just achieving but preferably exceeding them. Those who knew Sally couldn’t help but be touched by her compassion and selflessness, always putting others before herself.
Sally was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Wilson. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Gerald Morrison; daughters, Geraldine Duncan (Ron), Charlene Grob (Gordon), and Maureen Brekke (Darin); son Gerald Morrison Jr.; grandchildren, R.J. Duncan (Becca), Shauna Lewis (Ryan), Linnea Wexler (David), Garret Grob (Emmy), Gavin Grob, Wesley Duncan, Amielia Duncan, and Nathan Brekke; great-grandchildren, Natalie Lewis, Lauren Lewis, Samantha Duncan, and Jay Duncan; her sister, Joan Jacobs; cousins and many nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Sally’s life will be held on Thursday, September, 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Church of the Good Shepherd, 345 S. 312th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003.
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