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Obituary for Genevieve Bryning Morris

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Genevieve Bryning Morris

June 20, 1920 - January 20, 2017

Genevieve Bryning Morris refused to see a Trump Presidency and died early Friday morning on January 20, 2017.  Instead she accepted an invitation for a reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a while. The reunion is in a wonderful place where she will be dancing, socializing, doing yoga and reading to her heart’s content.  We know there will be music, laughter and love.

Genevieve was full of life from the time she was a young woman who lived the “We Can Do It” slogan as a Rosie the Riveter, through her many adventures as she and her husband, Chester Morris traveled the world.  She was vibrant and spirited and in her 80’s she taught her family to line dance at her grandson’s wedding, danced on stage at a wine festival in Germany and led a can-can line through the streets of Phoenix.  Genevieve’s life culminated in her 90’s as she continued to live life to the fullest riding on the back of a motorcycle with her grandson, participating in a limbo contest at her 90th birthday party and enjoying rousing games of werewolf where all her grandchildren agreed she was the worst werewolf to ever play the game.

Her spirit is carried on by her daughters Jan Kenyon and Wendy Wood, ten grandsons, three granddaughters and 16 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Chester, son Jim and daughter Debra Trent.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 27th at Harbor Christian Church, 800 Washington Blvd, Ogden Utah.  Please contribute to paralyzed vets in lieu of flowers.

Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836-36th St., Ogden, UT.


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Service Information

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Harbor Christian Church


800 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84404

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: June 20, 1920
Died: January 20, 2017

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Loriann Kuralt posted on 1/27/17

Wendy and family, I am so sorry for your loss, it's never easy at any age. Your mom will always be alive through her family. Your mom was a wonderful loving woman, who always greeted me with a hug. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Love you, LoriAnn Kuralt


Kristi Holley posted on 1/22/17

Wendy and family, I am so sorry for your loss, what an awesome lady! I'm sure you miss her already however she will always be with you watching you and sending her love. Sounds like she was an exceptional woman who loved life. I knew that from the wonderful stories about her you shared. Let me know if you need ANYTHING! Love you Wendy!


Armondo DeCarlo posted on 1/21/17

I toasted her with a shot of brandy. Now I’ll shovel snow. She took the extreme approach to escaping this harsh Utah winter.