Funeral Service for Gladys Morris, 90, of Baker will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the American Lutheran Church with Don Buerkle and Robin Menger officiating.
For those not able to attend the funeral live streaming will be available at stevensonfuneralhome.com. ten minutes prior to service.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the American Lutheran Church.
Burial will follow at Bonnievale Cemetery.
Gladys (Beck) Morris, 90, of Baker, Montana passed away peacefully on February 19, 2022 with her family by her side. Gladys was born January 28, 1932 to Otto and Mary (Wiedmer) Beck in Havre, MT. She attended school in Hogeland, MT and graduated from Hogeland High School in 1950. On June 18, 1950 she married Donald W. Morris of Turner, MT. To this union three children were born, Cheryl, in 1954, Rod in 1956 and Randy in 1957.
After Don’s military service, which took them to several states, Don and Gladys lived in Big Sandy and Opheim, MT before settling in Inverness, MT. During this time Gladys was employed as an assistant postmistress for the US Postal Service and at Sandvik’s Department Store in Rudyard as a book keeper. In 1969 they followed their best friend’s advice and purchased the Gambles Store in Baker, MT where she has resided since. Together they operated the store until 1988. After selling the store she went to work in the Dietary Department at the Fallon Medical Hospital. In 1997 Randy and Donna purchased Hardware Hank and Gladys returned to work for them until 2010 when she retired.
Upon Don’s passing in 2010 she moved into Superior Care Villa where she resided until 2021 when she moved into Fallon Medical Nursing Home.
Gladys was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Joplin, MT and American Lutheran Church in Baker, MT for over 50 years. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Glendive Duplicate Bridge Club.
Gladys was an accomplished cook and baker. The mayor of Baker once told her, “She had the best buns in Baker!” Throughout her life, Gladys loved to entertain friends and family. She hosted many family gatherings and could be found in the kitchen preparing large meals/baking buns for community events. One of Gladys’s favorite pastimes was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed playing cards (not as much as Dad though!) and reading. She will be remembered for her generous spirit, love and loyalty to family and friends.
One of Gladys special highlights was being chosen “Lady of the Year” by the sorority groups in Baker and “Employee of the Month” awards when she worked at the hospital.
Gladys is survived by her three children, Cheryl (Russ) Klette, Great Falls, Rod (Patti) and Randy (Donna) both of Baker; 5 grandchildren, Erik (Karlee) Morris, Evan Morris, Kaileigh (Blayne) Higgins, Jade (Morgan) Klette, Kamiree (Jon) Chapman; three great-grandchildren, Ambreigh Morris Higgins, Grey Chapman, Cole Chapman; several nieces and nephews.
Gladys is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years in 2010, Donald Morris; parents, Otto and Mary; sisters, Eleanor, Lorraine, Florence, Marge; brother Bill.
Gladys’s family would like to thank the Superior Villa and Fallon Medical Nursing Home for their excellent care and compassion while she resided there.
Memorials are suggested to American Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society, Superior Care Villa or a charity of your choice.