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Virginia Morrison

December 19, 1940 — February 13, 2023

Littleton, Colorado

On Monday, February 13, 2023, my beautiful and loving wife Virginia Jo (Womack) Morrison passed away at the age of 82.  Virginia was born on December 19, 1940 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to John and Wilma (Moore) Womack.  At an early age, when Virginia’s parents separated, she and her sister, Elva, came to Englewood, Colorado, to live with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis McDonald.  The McDonalds received legal custody of the two girls and raised them.

Virginia graduated from West High School in 1959 with honors and then attended a girls business college in Omaha, Nebraska.  Upon returning to Denver, she worked at a couple of publishing companies, one of which was owned by her Aunt Doris and Uncle Frank Wilson.  Shortly afterwards, the Glen L Martin Co. came to town and Virginia hired on at Martin Co.

While working at Martin Co., Virginia met Ed Morrison.  At this time frame, Ed was drafted into the military.  After basic training in Missouri, Ed came back on a 15-day leave and they were married on July 24, 1962 in Englewood, Colorado.

Ed was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama.  Virginia couldn’t travel with him immediately, but within two weeks she came to Fort Rucker, where they lived just off base in Daleville, Alabama.  After six months of aircraft training, Ed was assigned to West Germany.

Virginia returned to Denver, where she worked at Eagers department store.  She was pregnant when she left Fort Rucker and was due in August.  Ed was granted a 30-day leave from West Germany and was present for the birth of Debra, who was born at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, on August 3, 1963.

After Ed’s discharge and return to Colorado, he continued work at the Martin Co.  Virginia and Ed moved to Conifer, Colorado and had one more child, Travis, born April 24, 1966.  They then moved to Littleton, Colorado, and had their third child, Darby, born January 15, 1971.

During the 1990s and 2000s, Virginia sold her art and craft pieces at craft shows throughout Colorado.  She became a stained-glass artist and opened her own studio in downtown Littleton, Colorado.  In 2005, due to dedication to the craft she loved, her knees started giving out from standing over a work bench for hours at a time.  She then had to give up her stained glass studio but continued doing crazy quilts and sewing at home.

Virginia and Ed have five grandchildren:  Debra Morrison’s daughter, Amanda Simon; Travis Morrison’s sons, Joshua Morrison and Jonathan Morrison; and Darby Martin’s sons, Cody Martin and Dylan Martin.

There will be a private committal at Fort Logan at a later date.

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