Morris Edwin Crisp

Morris CrispSept. 1, 1934 — May 16, 2016

Morris Edwin Crisp, age 81, passed away at his home in Parowan, Utah, on May 16. He was born on Sept. 1, 1934, to George Thomas Crisp and Ferril Margaret Christensen in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. He suffered with Parkinson’s disease for many years.

Morris was a graduate of North Sanpete High School. He attended Utah State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering. He was a member of the Parowan City Council, taught industrial arts for eleven years, owned a Ford dealership in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, and owned and operated retail grocery stores for 30 years.

He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day S,aints and served a mission for the church in the Central States Mission from 1955-1956. He has served in three bishoprics, in the high council and later served in the Florida, Orlando mission with his wife from 2004-2006.

Morris married his sweetheart, Jean Nelson, on Nov. 3, 1959, in Manti, Utah. They had four children: Carolyn, JoAnn, Alan George and Becky. He loved fishing, boating, water sports, woodworking, leather work and traveling.

He is survived by his wife; his children Carolyn Hamilton (David) of Parowan, Utah; JoAnn Lister (Bevan) of Pioche, Nevada; Alan George Crisp of Manti, Utah; Becky Merrill (Tyler) of Manti, Utah; brothers Ted Crisp (Marilyn) of Hillsboro, Texas, and Tom Crisp (Norma) of Spring City, Utah; sisters Marian Lorenson of Roy, Utah; Colleen Paxman, of West Jordan, Utah; Dorothy Forbes of Sterling, Illinois; and Rosie Bosh (Vern) of Las Vegas, Nevada; sisters-in-law Marlene Crisp of Ashland, Ohio, and LaRay Crisp of Manti, Utah; 20 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, brothers Richard Crisp, William Crisp, Donald Crisp, and his sister Phyllis Crisp.

A special thanks to hospice caregivers Penny, Becky and Craig.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Parowan West Chapel located at 59 S. 100 West, Parowan, Utah.
  • Viewing will be held Wednesday evening, May 18, at Southern Utah Mortuary, 15 E. 100 North, Parowan, Utah, from 6-8 p.m.
  • Viewing will be held Thursday morning, May 19, at the church from 9-10 a.m.
  • Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery, 130 E. 965 South, Salem, Utah, at 4 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings, please visit Southern Utah Mortuary online.

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