Doris Morrison

Obituary of Doris Morrison

Doris Booth Morrison, 90, of Tingley Lake Road, Harford Township, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at home. 

Born on September 5, 1927 in Elkton, Maryland, daughter of the late Sayres and Mable Booth, Doris was a graduate of Elkton High School Class of 1945 and Beacom Business College, Wilmington Delaware in 1947. The family moved to Harford in 1947, where they bought and ran Booth’s Store. Doris loved greeting everyone and talking to all while working in the store.  That is where she met Charles E. Morrison, her husband of 64 years, who predeceased her in 2015.

In her life, Doris served in many roles with a joyful spirit and signature laugh that touched everyone she met.  As well as working alongside her father in the family store business for several years, Doris was the Secretary of Harford Township for over 40 years.  She used her business and book-keeping skills to manage the family businesses, Morrison Flagstone and Chad-Mor, Inc.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Harford UCC for 70 years, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Church Deacon, Church Clerk, and member of the Church Choir, Bell Choir, Stewardship Committee, Spire editorial team, and Willing Workers.  She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge Number 275 of Harford, PA and the Girl Scout Council of Scranton, PA.  Most of all, Doris found great joy in being a loving wife to Charlie and raising her four children. 

She is survived by her children, Cindi E. Morrison, Ocala, Florida; Carol E. Morrison, Nipomo, California; Edward B. Morrison (Jennifer), Binghamton, New York; and Cathy M. Anderson (Terence), Parkton, Maryland; grandchildren Evan and Kelsey Anderson, Parkton, Maryland; sister Helen Booth Foster, Susquehanna; stepbrother Dale Grant (Elizabeth), Harford, sister-in-law Hortense Morrison, Montrose and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Charles E. Morrison, parents Sayres and Mable Booth, sister Jeanette Booth, stepmother Myra Grant Booth, and stepbrother, Albert Grant.

A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled on Saturday, March 31, 3:00 PM at the First Congregational Church of Harford, UCC with visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the time of the service.  There will be a gathering following the service in the Church Lecture Hall. 

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the First Congregational Church of Harford, UCC, P.O. Box 217, 5016 Creek Road, Harford, PA 18823.