Stephen Lee Morris

Stephen Lee Morris

Stephen Lee Morris

On December 26, 2016, this world lost a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Stephen Lee Morris passed away at his home in Snohomish, Washington, after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. He was loved by so many, and it is very hard to let him go.

Steve was born to Ray and Bettie Morris on December 31, 1945, in Grand Junction, Colorado. He grew up in California, where his best memories were of hunting and fishing in the Feather River canyon in Northern California. He spent his high school years in Covina, California, cruising in his customized 39 Ford coupe, surfing and swimming on Huntington Beach, and being a protective big brother to his younger sister. Steve joined the US Navy in 1963, serving his county as a gunner’s mate on the USS Hornet and USS Midway in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged in 1967, he began his career as a color lithographer in various printing shops in California. Steve relocated to Post Falls, Idaho in 1977. In 1979 he married Pat Hoglund. They made a home in Idaho with his two sons and twin daughters. After leaving the printing trade, Steve opened his own autobody shop, Morris Autobody. As any of his numerous friends and beloved family will tell you, Steve lived life to the fullest; horseback riding, team roping, camping, fishing, hunting, gun collecting, and renovating cars and trucks. He could fix anything, and would drop everything to help out a friend. He loved “real country” music, Elvis, and rooting on the Seahawks. In 2006, he and his wife moved to Snohomish, where he spent his retirement years fishing on the Snohomish River and spending time with family and friends.

Steve is survived by his wife of 37 years, Pat; son Steve and daughter-in-law Sheree; daughter Allison and son-in law Nikolas Alexander; daughter Jessie and son-in law Ben Rook, and sister Cherryl and brother-in-law Andrew. He was a beloved grandpa to Owen and Ryan Rook and Silas and Riley Alexander. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Timothy Richard Morris.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held on Saturday, January 21, from 2-5 pm at the Snazzy Badger, 907 1st St, Snohomish, WA.  All arrangements have been handled by Barton Family Funeral Service. A guest book and Steve’s life story can be seen on  A private military service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on Friday, February 10.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.

7 Responses to “Stephen Lee Morris”

  • Karen J. Currie says:

    Dear Pat and Family,

    I did not know Steve, but reading his life stories I feel we have met. My heart goes out to the loved ones Steve leaves behind. I pray you find comfort in knowing you provided Steve with hearts full of love.



  • Cherryl Stats on (Morris) says:

    My beloved brother, I miss you so. RIP

  • Karen Jones says:

    Pat and family,
    I am sad to hear of your loss and can feel your pain and loneliness.
    After reading about Steve’s life I can tell how active and full of life and joy he was. He was not waiting around to live life, he did it while he could. I hope remembering that will help you in the days to come. I know he will always be a part of your life going forward. He will be with you in your heart forever!

  • Pat Morris says:

    Thank you honey for being the love of my life, my teacher, my supporter and my protector. You taught me to be strong and “cowboy up”. I miss you but know that we will be together again. Love you to the moon and back.

  • Dennis & JoAnn Rook says:

    So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  • Sandri Kramer says:

    Dearest Pat – Your NASCOD family grieves with you. We wish you could have dragged him along (and away from taking care of the dogs) on one of your work trips so we could have met him in person. Our love and condolences to you and all of Steve’s family and friends.

  • Laura j. says:

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Steve was a great guy and so, so loved.

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