Sue Claire Freeman Morris was born February 28, 1933, in Commerce, Oklahoma to Dumas and Ruth Freeman. Sue had an older sister, Marliese and a younger brother Jim Freeman.
Sue moved with her family to Idaho in October 1946 and entered the eighth grade at North Junior High. She graduated from Boise High School in 1951 and went on to attend Boise Junior College. She graduated from the College of Idaho with a B. A. degree in Education.
In 1955 Sue married Jerry Turner in Sun Valley, Idaho. Subsequently, they resided in southern California for 8 years. They were blessed with two daughters, Liesa was born in 1958 and Maridee in 1959.
In 1964 Sue and Millard Morris were married. They enjoyed the rural life in Canyon County and raised sheep, horses and dairy cattle. Sue was a school teacher for 39 years in the Middleton and Fruitland school districts. She enjoyed being a 4-H leader and a director of music for Jobs Daughters. In her later years she became a proficient card player, enjoying card games in her retirement communities. She made many friends and was always up for a trip to Jackpot with the gang! She frequently enjoyed a Starbucks vanilla latte, even in her last few days. Sue predominately had a positive outlook even under unfavorable circumstances. And, she wasn’t fully dressed without her signature luminous “cherries in the snow” lipstick.
Mom expresses how much her grandchildren, Paige and Jacob, were a blessing in her life. She was grateful for the wonderful fun and memories with them. And, as a bonus in her last years and days, her great grandchildren gave her much joy, comfort and happiness right to the end.
For 55 years Millard has been Sue’s husband and friend. She was always thankful for his love and companionship.
Sue is survived by her husband, Millard, daughter, Liesa Wood (David), daughter, Meredith Turner, grandchildren, Paige Ellington (Billy), Jacob Wood (Karla), great grandchildren, Teagan Ellington, Liam Ellington, Braxton Wood and her brother Jim Freeman (Dianne).
A deserving thank you goes to Edgewood Spring Creek and All Care Hospice. What a blessing you have been to our mother and our family. You are all angels and provided us with amazing support and care.
Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association: https://donations.diabetes.org
A private family celebration of life will be held on February 16, 2019.
CROSSING THE BAR
By Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar