Susan Jane (Fannon) Morrison


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Susan Morrison

Susan Jane (Fannon) Morrison, 85, passed away on October 16, 2021, in Kirkland, WA, after fighting the debilitating effects of dementia, finally taken after suffering a stroke.  She was married to her much loved husband, James Earl Morrison for more than 35 years, who preceded her in death in 1999.

Anyone who knew Susan knew they had a friend.  It didn’t matter if it was someone at the grocery store, coffee shop, her favorite restaurant or the neighbors.  Susan had a knack for engaging all acquaintances, drawing them in with her laugh, questions and smile.

Susan was born November 20, 1935 in Santa Monica, CA to Dixon and Genevieve Fannon.  Susan has an older sister, Barbara (Johnston/Bolingbroke), currently residing in Idaho and a younger brother, Dixon Fannon, currently residing in Florida.

Raised in Santa Monica, CA, Susan attended Santa Monica High School and later worked at General Dynamics in Los Angeles.  It was here that she met Jim Morrison, whom she married in 1965.  It was a perfect match!

What was she getting into?  Jim already had five children from a previous marriage and many other women might have run for the hills before accepting that responsibility!  Not one to shirk a challenge, love won out and Susan embraced her new family.  James (AKA Ev), John, Molly, Lindsey (Fremen), and Guy were fortunate to benefit from her care and love as she helped them to find the right paths to adulthood.

With love to spare, Jim and Susan added two of their own children to the family, Shane and Carrie (Ward). With seven children in the home from babies to college students, Susan aptly juggled all aspects of a well-run home, including her always beautiful yard and garden.

Once the five ‘bonus’ children were on their own, Jim and Susan left Southern California, moving with the two younger children to Redmond, WA, in 1983.  Susan quickly became a friend to many more people in the great Northwest. It was at this time that Susan began working at Redmond Junior High as part of the cafeteria team.  She continued to work there for more than 25 years encouraging lots of students to eat well!

Susan leaves a legacy of 13 grandchildren: Christopher Fremen, Amy Fremen (Vasquez), Colin Morrison, Stacy Fremen (Hicks), Megan Morrison (Nicholas), Cara Morrison, Michael Morrison (deceased 2019), Jennifer Morrison, Jessica Morrison, Madelinn Morrison, Kian Ward, Landon Ward and Ryder Morrison.  Additionally, there are 11 great grandchildren.

Susan’s remains will be scattered in the San Bernardino, CA, mountains, near her beloved family cabin where many memories were made over more than 75 years.  A celebration of life will be held in her honor in the spring of 2022 in the Redmond, WA area.

Susan will be greatly missed by everyone who loved her.

3 Responses to “Susan Jane (Fannon) Morrison”

  • Ward Carrie says:

    Oh mom I miss you so much!!

  • Jane Kamau says:

    She was beautiful inside out, a loving, caring mother. Joyful, smiling all through. Looked forward every morning to see her… I thank GOD for giving me that opportunity to be with her till her last breath. I know she is with her maker because she loved JESUS and believed in HIM.
    Love you my Queen Mother, you are in the best place ever.

  • Patrick says:

    She had a heart of Gold. Thanks Carie for giving us the honor to interact with her. Blessings

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