Esther Morris, a native Denverite and lifelong resident, passed away Feb. 9, 2017, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster and Cantor Elizabeth Sacks officiated at the Feb. 12 service at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
“Esther was the extraordinary matriarch of our family,” her loved ones said. “She was an avid reader, gourmet chef and loved classical music.
“Her greatest love of all was her family and especially her husband of 48 years, (the late) Dr. Donald Morris. Selfless and dedicated, her wit and sense of humor were the source of much laughter during difficult times.”
Mrs. Morris was born in 1930 on Denver’s West Side and graduated from North High School.
She loved school and learning her entire life, and her command of the English language was apparent the moment she spoke.
Mrs. Morris, who derived great joy from cooking for her family, had over 600 soup recipes.
She would bake for months in advance of family simchas and knew everyone’s likes, dislikes and special dietary needs.
In her later years, despite many physical limitations and chronic, unrelenting pain, Mrs. Morris remained steadfast in her dedication to family.
“She was always there to advise and support her family, in whose hearts she will live forever,” they said.
Mrs. Morris is survived by her brother, Don (Francine) Davis; three children, Marty (Carol) Morris, Dorothy (Frank) Rosenthal and Tracy (Bob) Blodgett; nine grandchildren, Joey, Lani, Cecilia, Jon (Katie), Eve, Michael, Kenny (Thalia), Danny and Laura (Martin); and great-grandson Donny.
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