Dec 042013

Barbara Jean Charlie Morris, 68, passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, after a courageous and hard fought battle with liver cancer at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Winslow.
She was born Sept. 6, 1945, to George Shemetewa and Rosemary Begay Charlie at Fort Defiance.
Barbara graduated from Wayne High School in Bicknell, Utah, and went on to school at the Latter-day Saints Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She married Henry T. Morris on July 25,1967, in Holbrook.
She enjoyed working as an administrative assistant for Services and Sales for 15 years, at corporate offices at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and in the Apache Junction School District.
Barbara was a dedicated wife and mother. She was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was unselfish, loving others with whom she came in contact. She loved children as she worked for the Apache Junction School District. She was a helpmate to her husband in Native American silversmithing and traveled with him on business trips.
She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her loving husband of 46 years; two children, Henry T. Jr. and Michelle; two grandchildren, Kathryn and Duane, who were the light of her life; her brothers and sisters, Shirley S. (Ray) Midget of Bear River City, Utah, George Rudy S. Charlie of Albuquerque, N.M., Becky Charlie of Pinetop, Louie (Leta) Shemetewa of Pine, Newton Johnny (Jeannie) Charlie of Winslow, Lyman (Evelyn) Charlie of Penasco, N.M., and Nevada Soto of Salt Lake City; her foster mother, Norma Turner; her foster brother, David Turner, and a special brother-in-law, James Morris.
She was preceded in death by her father, George; her mother, Rosemary; and a brother, Ricky.
Greer’s Mortuary of Winslow was in charge of the arrangements.