Carrie Fay Morris, 73, of Baker City, died Feb. 14, 2006, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Visitations were from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. There was a reception afterward at the Eagles Lodge. Private burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Fay was born on Dec. 30, 1932, at Christopher, Ill., to Barton Edward and Eliza Roxie Gully Connor. In 1964, she moved out West. After living in surrounding areas, Fay settled in Baker City where she lived for many years. She was a longtime member of the Eagles Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

She enjoyed the outdoors very much and spent her time fishing, hunting, boating, picking berries and going for country drives.

Along with her memberships in Baker County clubs, she enjoyed participating in festive events. Fay liked to bowl and to do many kinds of crafts.

Survivors include her daughter, Peg Morehouse of Baker City; sons, Michael Lesich of La Grande and Patrick Lesich of The Dalles; eight grandchildren, Carlene Govia, Christine Huddleston, Wendy Morehouse, Sami Jo Morehouse, Amanda Spring, Jacob Springer, bobby Sutton and Jimmy Sutton; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Springer, Paige Govia, Peyton Govia and Rylle Huddleston; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Barton Edward Connor and Elisa Roxie Gully Connor of Springfield, Ill.; brothers, Andrew, Matthew, James, Johnny, Raymond and Dule; and sisters, Mary Alexander, Viola Hungate-Kress, Gracie Lodygauski and Jewell Ingram.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 17, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor