Zo Ann MorrissFebruary 4, 1957 ~ September 8, 2017 (age 60)
Zo Ann Morriss, 60, wife of Robert “Bob” Morriss of Boise, passed away September 8th, 2017 at home, surrounded by love. Born Febraury 4th, 1957 in Nyssa, Oregon, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Shirlee Norton.
Zo grew up and went to school in Boise, Idaho graduating from Borah High School in 1975. She met Bob Morriss in Junior High while they were skiing at Bogus Basin. They remained friends all during their school years and married in 1977. Zo, Bob and their three children lived in multiple cities throughout the Northwest and Canada, making many wonderful friends along the way. The couple returned to Boise in 2000 to be close to and thoroughly enjoy Zo’s greatest love in life, her grandchildren. She took trips with them to the Oregon Coast and the Idaho mountains. She shared with them her passion for Boise State Football and Boise Hawks Baseball. She loved going to their soccer games, horse shows, football games, and cross country races. They had countless sleepovers and movie nights full of popcorn, toe nail painting and snow fort building. Even as teens, her grandkids loved to be at Grammy Zo’s house. She was their friend, their biggest supporter and keeper of their secrets. Zo also enjoyed concerts, fishing the St. Joe River and lived for hockey season, she never missed watching an Edmonton Oilers game. Most importantly, Zo loved to do everything in life with her husband of 40 years. Bob and Zo shared a special love, the kind that embarrassed their children as teens but touched them deeply as adults. Their marriage will forever serve as an example to their children and grandchildren.
Zo is survived and sadly missed by her husband Robert Morriss; her children Rashele and Jay Putra, Sarah and Sam Palmer, Cole and Bobbi Morriss; her grandchildren, Aaron Knickrehm, Caleb Morriss, Jess Knickrehm, Tyson Morriss, Victoria Morriss, Katelynn Woods, Emmelia Woods, Anthony Morriss, Wesley Palmer and Lily Palmer; Her siblings Scott Norton, Dawn James and Shannon Powell as well as many beloved in laws and dear friends that feel like family.
A memorial service will be held on September 23, 2017 from 1-4pm at The Stonehouse in Boise, Idaho.
Donations in her name can be made to:
Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association
PO Box 1404 Meridian, ID 83680