Therese E. Morrison

August 1, 1930 - June 5, 2016
Resided in Denver, CO

Obituary

Therese E Morrison Passed away June 5th 2016. She was born August 1st 1930 in Cleveland Ohio to Victoria and Peter Rodak. Therese is survived by her brothers Rev. Joseph Rodak, Jerome Rodak. Step children Margret ( Larry) Jorgensen, Robert G. Morrison, Paul (Nancy) Morrison, David (Debbie) Morrison. Grandchildren Eric (Rebecca) Gholson, Jacob Gholson, Melissa (Troy) Newbanks, Collin (Angel) Morrison, Cathy (Cody) Schnakenburg, Chris (Cynthia) Jorgensen, Darrin Morrison Danielle Morrison. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert G Morrison, siblings: Alice (Ted) Martin, Rev Roman Rodak, Mary (George living) Kassimer, Andrew Rodak, Victoria (Frank) Recker, Anthony (Patricia living) Rodak, Leo Rodak. Step daughter Cecilia (Jim) Gholson.
Therese Morrison was born on August 1, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born into a large family – the Rodak family which eventually included twelve children. Therese was born as a middle child, a position for which she was always grateful because she felt that she was better able to appreciate and benefit from the attributes of both older and younger siblings.
Therese held many happy memories of her childhood. She enjoyed school and always grateful for an outstanding education due to the dedicated teachers at Our Lady of Good Counsel School. Her love of school transferred to her home where she would "play" school, assume the role of teacher and con her younger siblings to be her students.
There was no dearth of children in the neighborhood so in warm weather the order of the day meant than scores of children would converge in empty lots or on closed off streets and enjoy countless invigorating games such as baseball, roller skating, hide'n seek and red rover. In cold weather the fun included sledding, snow forts, ice skating and building snowmen. What happier memories could a person have?
Therese cherished the time she was able to spend on her Grandmother's farm. Her Grandfather had died quite young and her Grandmother (Granny, as they called her) and her children took over. When Granny needed help with such chores as picking up the potatoes and carrots, collecting hens' eggs and drawing water from the outdoor pump, Therese jumped at the chance to help out. She spent numerous weeks on the farm each summer until Granny finally had to give up farming. Therese said that she could still the recall the air of the farm and the sound of water running from the pump.
When time arrived for high school, Therese attended Precious Blood High in Dayton. She then attended St. Joseph's College in Indiana where she obtained her teaching Degree. Finally, she obtained her Master's Degree in School Administration from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She was fortunate to have been able to teach in numerous states but settled in Colorado in the shadow of the Rockies.
It was in Denver that Therese met a wonderful gentleman named Robert Morrison who was also a teacher. At the time he was a widower with five children: Margaret, Cecilia, Robert IV, Paul and David. As time passed, the love between Robert and Therese grew and they knew that they were meant for each other. They were married on December 26, 1977 and spent many wonderful years together involved in family life, teaching and enjoying God's outdoor world until the Good Lord called Robert to his Reward.
Life changed for Therese after Robert's death but she continued to live life to the fullest keeping the spirit of Robert in her heart.
Visitation at Horan McConaty Mortuary, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, CO 80014,
June 12, 2016 from 12:00pm to 7:00pm.
Rosary will follow Visitation at 7:00 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial, on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:00 am at The Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 S Monaco Parkway, Denver, CO. 80222
Therese was an exceptional woman who believed in making the best of what you have.

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Services

Visitation
Horan & McConaty - Parker
11150 E Dartmouth Ave
Aurora, CO US 80014
Sunday, June 12, 2016
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rosary
Horan & McConaty - Parker
11150 E Dartmouth Ave
Aurora, CO US 80014
Sunday, June 12, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
Risen Christ Catholic Church
3060 South Monaco Parkway
Denver, CO 80222
Monday, June 13, 2016
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 West 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO US
Monday, June 13, 2016
2:45 PM