Diane Morris, a Denver Jewish community volunteer and recipient of several honors, passed away May 15, 2019, in Greenwood Village. Rabbi Bruce Dollin and Cantor Martin Goldstein officiated at the May 17 service at the HEA. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“Diane was a loving mother and grandmother who supported and encouraged her children and grandchildren,” her loved ones said. “She took great pride in providing a traditional Jewish upbringing for her children, loved making Shabbat dinners and was a superb holiday baker.
“Diane was a successful business woman who believed in supporting the Jewish community in many ways and through many local and global organizations.”
Mrs. Morris was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Chicago, Ill.
She graduated Roosevelt High School and the University of Illinois.
Mrs. Morris was married to Michael Morris from April 11, 1954 until his death in 1987.
On Aug. 25, 1991, she married Ernest Madison. He passed away in 2010.
She owned McDonald’s Restaurants with her late husband Mr. Morris.
Mrs. Morris was on the board of JCC Denver and belonged to the Allied Jewish Federation (JEWISHcolorado), the HEA, Shalom Park, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, JFS, HIAS and Hadassah.
She received the Volunteer of the Year Award from Denver’s JCC, and Herzl Jewish Day School honored her with the Etz Chaim Award.
An avid hiker, skier and golfer, Mrs. Morris enjoyed spending time in Vail and Scottsdale.
She also loved traveling to Israel and seeing the world with her family.
Mrs. Morris is survived by her sister Marilyn Lande of Denver; children Steven (Amy) Morris of Denver; Louis (Laurie) Morris of Denver and Maxine (Robert Hale) Morris of Los Angeles; grandchildren Sarah (Kelly Staufer) Morris, Jonathan Morris and Ari Morris, all of Denver; Michael Morris of Denver, Shane Morris of Seattle and Ethan Morris of Baltimore.
Contributions may be made to JEWISHcolorado or the American Joint Distribution Committee.
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