John Rolph Morrey
May 30, 1930 ~ August 14, 2014
Viewing: Thursday at the Paradise LDS Church, 9060 South 200 West, Paradise, UT from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Funeral services: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Paradise LDS Church, 9060 South 200 West, Paradise, UT.
Viewing: Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Crestview LDS Church, 1720 Thayer Drive, Richland, WA
Funeral services: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Crestview LDS Church, 1720 Thayer Drive, Richland, WA.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA.
North Logan, Utah—Our loving dad, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, John Rolph Morrey, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in his home in North Logan, Utah. He was born on May 30, 1930 in Joseph, Utah, a son of John Eldon and Vera Johanna Mortensen Morrey. He graduated from South Sevier High School in 1947 and from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. He then received his Doctorate Degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah and was a graduate student of Henry Eyring. Dad served an LDS mission to France from 1949-1951. Returning from his mission, he married Barbara Mortensen from Monroe, Utah. They were married and sealed in the Manti LDS Temple on March 14, 1952. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2011. As a research scientist, he was credited with numerous professional achievements. He had an intense passion for science, but his most important passion in life was his family. Dad was a fully committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. He dedicated his life to serving others which included serving as Bishop, Stake President, Church Humanitarian Coordinator, and Mission President in Romania. Dad was survived by his 3 siblings Ann, Russell, and Richard; 5 children John Douglas (Lynne), Stephen (Karen), Dianna (Niel) Campbell, Eugene, and Stacie (David) Cheney, 25 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Paradise LDS Church, 9060 South 200 West, Paradise, UT. A viewing will be held on Thursday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Crestview LDS Church, 1720 Thayer Drive, Richland, WA. A viewing will be held on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA.
Doug, Steve, Dianna, Eugene and Stacie,
Loved my Uncle John or as I called him, Uncle Rolph. He was so patient and kind and the thing I remember most is that he truly and sincerely listened when you talked to him and he cared... I will so miss this wonderful Uncle and man. He and Aunt Barbara were so special to me and I loved them dearly. Bob and I hope the Lord's sweetest blessings and comfort are with you right now. I know the reunion was sweet...
Love you all -
Bob & Kathy Kent
I am so sorry for your loss. I always admired John so much.
Dear Morrey Family,
My husband and I served in the Romania mission while your father was our mission president. We thought very highly of him and Sister Morrey. They were the nicest, kindest couple. They were loved by everybody and did a great service for the Romanian people. Since my husband spoke the Romanian language we went on many trips in Romania together to visit the members. I will forever remember them fondly. My husband Fredrick H. Barth passed away 12 years ago.
Dear Morrey Family,
I wanted to pass along my condolences as I heard the news of your dad's passing. Both of your parents were always really good to me and I look back on my memories of them with a great big smile. John and Barb, what a combo! It was an honor and pleasure to know them both and the two of them left such a huge imprint on many people's lives, mine included. When my parents used to live in Richland I always looked forward to stopping by Sunset Ct and visiting with them. Sad news to hear for sure, but smiling right now as I think about all the fun times and memories I have when I think about "John and Barb", they truly were the dynamic duo. Fair Winds and Following Seas, President Morrey.
Robert Fryer and Family Canton, GA
The Romania Bucharest Mission was organized July 1, 1993, with John R. Morrey as president and his wife Barbara as his able assistant. I succeeded him on July 1, 1996. President Morrey was and energetic and effective Church leader. He will be sorely missed by his missionaries and the Romanian Saints who were fortunate to know and serve with him. All who knew him, including Robert F. & Joy D. Orton, mourn the passing of a man whom they loved and respected and who loved them.
Robert F. Orton
Dear Morrey Family
My husband and I served in the Romania Buchurest mission while you father was mission president. They were both a great couple and we enjoyed being there working under them. They were loved by a lot of people. My husband Charles passed away 2 years ago. My love and sympathy to your family at this time.
I was privileged to have association with Pres. Morrey over the many years that I lived in Richland Washington Stake. He was a great example of living and loving the Gospel. He will be greatly missed.
I was the Applied Chemistry Section secretary for many years and often worked for John. He was a true gentleman. I remember him and Barbara as a lovely couple. My sympathy to John's family.