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Michael (Mike) Boyd Morris November 17, 1950 - March 30, 2024

Michael (Mike) Boyd Morris, 73, was called home to be with his Heavenly family on the morning of March 30, 2024 in Meridian, ID. He was a loving husband, patient father and a gentle grandfather. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him and loved him.

Mike was born on November 17, 1950, in Rexburg, ID to loving parents Lynn and Phyllis Morris. He grew up in Rexburg where he attended Hibbard Elementary, Madison Jr. High, and Madison High School. He played baseball and football in High School, and then he served a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Buffalo, NY.

He met the love of his life, Geraldine Nebeker, at Hunters Drug and Hardware in St. Anthony, ID in 1982, and they were married on February 25, 1983 and were sealed in the Boise, ID Temple on September 10, 2016. In 1984, Mike and Geraldine moved to Meridian to manage a Hereford cattle ranch for Dr. S. Kirby Orme. Here is where he spent the rest of his life living his dream as a rancher. Mike enjoyed working and branding cattle with friends and family.

Mike is survived by his wife of 41 years Geraldine Morris, their three children, Jeremy (Ann) Morris, Michelle (Lane) Russell, Nick Morris, his 6 grandchildren Mia, Paige, Heston, Bailey, Megyn, and Mackenzie. He is also survived by his brother Roger Morris, nephew, niece and cousins. He is proceeded in death by his Father (Lynn) and Mother (Phyllis) Morris.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Paramount West Building (1450 West Cayuse Creek Dr., Meridian, ID). Viewing will be held from 9:30-10:45am with funeral services following at 11am. Mike will be transported to Tetonia, ID on Saturday April 6, 2024 where he will be laid to rest.

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Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Paramount West Building (1450 West Cayuse Creek Dr., Meridian, ID). Viewing will be held from 9:30-10:45am with funeral services following at 11am. Mike will be transported to Tetonia, ID on Saturday April 6, 2024 where he will be laid to rest.

To attend the service virtually please visit:

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Meeting ID: 924 9695 0310
Passcode: 12345

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    Ralph Robison says

    Note: I sent a card with this document but thought I would also post it here.

    Memories of Mike Morris

    I suppose I have always known Mike, We grow up just a block from each other. Mike was one of those forever friends. We could go along time as we got older, with out talking or seeing each other and pick-up right where we left off.
    We started out in grade school in Hibbard, we were always proud to say we were Hibbard kids. We had such a great group of friends.
    Mike was fun to be around, we sat across from each other in first grade. We got giggling one day, every time we looked at each other, then it turned to laughing. That didn’t last long cause we got separated, and one of us went into the big coat closet. Not sure what was so funny that we just couldn’t stop.
    Oh summer time was fun, swimming in the ditch, we would get out and to warm up we would lay on the road each of us in a different direction as to not get run over if a car ever came by..
    I think we hardly ever had to move, till we were dry and warm again.
    Mike would mow his lawn, then come over and help me mow ours, seemed like our lawn mower was so heavy to push, it took two of us. Or maybe cause we were young, when we started mowing.
    When we would have something fun we wanted to do. Mike would help me with my chores, He would help me milk our cow, he on one side and me on the other. That really wasn’t work, course we liked hanging out together. Other times he would help me at the Hibbard school cause our family cleaned it. Mike would help me shovel coal into the big stocker, and clean the clinkers out of the furnace. When we got done we would always play basketball in the gym. Mike was a such great shot. And had all the moves.
    When Mike got ready to take drivers training, he would drive as old red pickup into town and park it on the side street and walk over to take the training.
    The Morris’s had a yellow Ford econoline, had a stub front so you could pull right up to a building, yes was a little scary, but Mike loved the reaction, when our faces were a foot from a building. I had some firecrackers we lit one and I turned to throw it out, well I forgot and the window wasn’t rolled down, so just blew up on us.. we laughed and laughed. This Yellow econoline had a 3 speed on the column, Mike taught me how to drive and use the stick shift, back & forth we would go on the dirt roads on their farm. Well a few months later I was an expert driving and shifting.
    Mike got a brand new Ford fastback Mustang, Black. I thought he was a sophomore.
    Beautiful classy car. In contrast I had a 64 Beatle v w. With a sunroof. Mike liked to drive it occasionally, when he did he would turn up the radio, and have his head sticking out of the sunroof, grooven to the music. Loved that Mustang though.
    Well I suppose you just needed something nice to go to football practice in. Mike hauled me everywhere, it was really a lot of fun riding together. After football practice we would go to R & B’s for an ice cream
    Sunday, chocolate, caramel, loved these. Mike loved football, when he lowered that shoulder, just get out of his way cause he was hitting someone. Well when we finished up with football we went on to Church basketball. Mike had all the right moves, and being great at football, you should still get out of his way when he was going for the basket.
    We loved our Tuesday activity night, enjoyed the simple activity, well for us that was. Going down to the river for Dutch oven chicken and standing around the fire, laughing and being together as friends.
    Our lives were simple growing up in Hibbard, when we would visit through the years we would always say what a great childhood we had. And what great friends we all were.
    Mike will be missed by Family & all his many friends.

    Ralph Robison

    (Rob)

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