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Thomas Henry Morphis

July 15, 1933 — January 2, 2024

Aurora, Colorado

Thomas Henry Morphis

Thomas Henry Morphis, 90, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2024, in Aurora, Colorado. He was born on July 15, 1933, in Liberal, Kansas, to George and Caroline Morphis. Tom's passing leaves a void in the hearts of his family and friends who will always cherish his kindness and love.

Tom's military service was a significant aspect of his life. At just 17 years old, he enlisted in the Air Force and served in Korea and Japan. His bravery and selflessness during this period were commendable.

Throughout his life, Tom had a fulfilling career that allowed him to explore the world. He began working for Frontier Airlines as a counter agent and worked his way up to becoming a Regional Sales Manager. Tom's passion for travel was fulfilled through his work in the travel industry as he ventured to various corners of the globe.

After leaving Frontier Airlines, Tom switched gears and entered the Hospitality Industry. He successfully managed several hotels including Ramada Inn and Denver Marina Hotel. With his dedication and expertise in hospitality management, Tom left an indelible mark on these establishments.

In later years, Tom embarked on a new chapter of his professional life by joining the City of Aurora. His commitment to public service shone brightly as he contributed to the community until his retirement. His dedication to his work displayed his unwavering commitment to improving the lives of others.

Although Thomas accomplished numerous professional milestones, he always held family above all else. His wife Nancy, who he loved deeply, preceded him in death in 1995. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas I. Morphis in 2018 and siblings, Lela Tafoya, Shorty Morphis, Martha Sprang, Rita, Jenny Johnson, Junior Morphis, Mary Butler, Dolores Noell, John Morphis, June Newport, and Linda & (Jimmie) Morphis. 

Thomas is survived by his four sons, along with their spouses, Thomas C., William L. & Yvonne, Michael S. & Pamela, and Robert J. & Karen. Throughout their lives, they were grateful recipients of his guidance and support. In addition to his children, Tom leaves behind a legacy of love through his adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Bill’s children and grandchildren are Jacquelyn and Nick with Trevor, Aubrey, Jacob, and Kadyn Lawrence; Bob and Karen’s children and grandchildren are Justin, Amanda and Stephanie & Marcos Del Rio with Adrian and Lincoln; Mike and Pam’s daughter is Dominique Morphis. Their lives were enriched by his presence, and they will always carry cherished memories of their beloved grandfather. Thomas is also survived by his sisters, Rose Smith and Ann Thompson

A man of gentle character with a welcoming spirit, Tom had an uncanny ability to make others feel at ease in his presence. He possessed remarkable kindness that touched the lives of all who knew him. His warm smile and comforting demeanor brightened the lives of those fortunate enough to cross paths with him.

A Visitation will be held on January 18, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Horan & McConaty, 11150 E. Dartmouth Ave., Aurora, CO, 80014. A Funeral Service will follow at the same location at 10:30 AM. Following the funeral service, a Graveside Service will take place at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, beginning at 1:00 PM.

Thomas Henry Morphis may no longer be physically present with us, but his memory will forever remain etched in our hearts. As we gather to honor and remember him during these services, let us celebrate his remarkable life and the significant impact he had on each one of us.

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 18, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 18, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Fort Logan National Cemetery

3698 S Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80236

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