Edward Norman Morris, husband of Deborah L. Myers Morris, was born in Chicago IL 1/19/43 to Mildred Sherf Morris and Frank Morris. He is survived by his brother, Henry Morris (wife Sharon) of Northbrook, IL and sister Benita (husband Martin Thomas) of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Ed attended University of Illinois where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. He received his law degree from DePaul Law School. He practiced in Illinois for many years. An avid adventurer, Ed traveled to Morocco, Mexico, Europe, and beyond before he met his beloved wife Deborah, at the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Association in Elgin, IL. Lured by the warm California sun, where his uncle resided, he and his wife decided to move to California and settled in Orange County. One of the benefits of living in California was walking on the beach, which he loved to do. Together they raised their three children Amanda L. Morris (Ely) (Adam Ely), Peter F. Morris, and Jared S. Morris. Ed had law offices in Los Angeles, Fullerton, and Irvine. He was an exemplary attorney and practiced for over forty years. He was known as a ‘Lawyer’s lawyer.’ Ed and Debbie shared 37 joyous years together raising their family, volunteering for Canine Companions for Independence and continuing to share years of travel and adventures together. His most recent joy was to travel to Marin County California to spend time with his son Jared and fiancé Mia. He also loved going to Belmont, CA to spend time with his young grandsons, James Loren Ely and Liam Wells Ely. Ed’s deepest joy in life was his commitment to his family; he packed his wife’s lunch every morning, mentored his son Peter Morris in his pursuit of his own law degree, played a hands-on role in his son Jared becoming a French Wine Scholar and was ever so proud of his success in the Napa Valley wine industry. He was a proud Poppa to his daughter Amanda and son-in-law Adam’s two young sons, James and Liam Ely. He could always be counted on to help Debbie in her classroom whenever she needed an extra pair of hands. He had a keen sense of direction and had his own internal GPS and could get his family to their destination safely and quickly. He even went so far as to print out all directions in German for our trip to Europe. He maintained a loyal friendship with his high school friends throughout the years. Besides spending time with family and friends & his love of travel, he enjoyed playing fetch with his two labs, Loissa and Georgie.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Canine Companions for Independence, P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446. CCI is an organization which provides exceptional dogs for exceptional people or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 9074-2030.