Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - April 9, 2010


Marilou Morrison

Marilou Morrison died with her family by her side March 13 due to complications from her cancer therapy. She was 81.

Mrs. Morrison was born on Oct. 12, 1928, in Seattle, Wash. She and husband Bill have been married for 58 years -- meeting on a blind date in Cheyenne, Wy. while a stewardess training with United Airlines and Mr. Morrison was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Most of their married life was spent living in Northern California; raising their kids in San Leandro and enjoying retirement in Pleasanton.

Mrs. Morrison was at the center of a family-rich life -- creating a special and unique relationship with every member. She was also the gravitational pull that kept the family grounded, as she guided each of them through the transitions of life.

Beyond her loving spirit you would find a gifted artist loving to paint her most favorite subjects, her grandchildren and animals. Recently she had returned to the ukulele and played with an ensemble that performed publicly.

Mrs. Morrison had a tremendous passion for travel and had experienced much of the globe with Bill, taking full advantage of their airline benefits. Her favorite destination by far was Hawaii -- earning her the nickname: Maui Lou.

Her life was rich and varied. In 1958, she was one of the founders of the Oakland Chapter of Clipped Wings -- a service organization of both former and current United flight attendants. She and Bill also enjoyed their church group, the Clipper Club, for four decades. These organizations have been a rich source of friends and wonderful experiences throughout the years. Bridge group and lots of local friends kept things very busy for her.

Mrs. Morrison is survived by her loving husband, Bill; four children, Kim, Mike, Joe and Keli; four grandchildren, Zack, Mackenzie, Maddy and Finn; and a wonderful group of extended family members.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 10 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 222 W. El Pintado Road in Danvill. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Las Trampas (supporting adults with developmental disabilities), PO Box 515, Lafayette, CA 94549. Contact Las Trampas at 284-1462.


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