Loved ones celebrate the life of Dorothy Morris

By Barbara Grijalva - email

Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Family and friends of Dorothy Morris were remembering on Wednesday the sixth and final victim of the January 8th attack to be laid to rest.

George, her husband of more than 50 years, was wounded in the shooting as he tried to protect his wife from the bullets.

He was released from the hospital a week ago.

There's no doubt Dorothy Morris lived and loved well.

Those who love her met at St Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church Wednesday to celebrate her life.

She was living life to the fullest when she died January 8.

Dorothy's husband George lost his high school sweetheart, his love of 54 years that day.

Their family and friends gathered round to help him say goodbye, and to remember her.

George and Dorothy Morris...her friends called her Dot...had traveled the world, had enjoyed life but, most importantly, had been surrounded by the love of family.

They raised two daughters.

They have three grandchildren, and many more loved ones.

Friends, even acquaintances, remember a joyful soul.

"She was very happy, very bubbly. I don't think I've ever seen her upset.  Ever.  A wonderful person.  You couldn't ask for better," said Demi Hale as she left the service.

Among the Bible readings, passages meant to reassure and to comfort.

At the end of the service, the officiant read, "Into paradise, Dorothy, may the angels lead you."

Then those who love her said their goodbyes to Dorothy Morris, who at 76, was taken too soon.

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