Phyllis Morris

Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970


On December, 26, 2015, Phyllis M. Morris passed away peacefully with her husband of 55 years by her side. Phyllis was born in Larned, Kansas, the youngest of 5 children. She is preceded in death by her parents Harry & Nellie Johnson and her only brother, Cecil. Phyllis is survived in life by her husband, Hardy Morris, her only son, Jonathan (Lori) and 2 grandchildren, Ian and Isaac. Phyllis also leaves behind her three sisters: Louise, Coila, and Mareita and lots of friends.
In 1960, Phyllis came to the “Sunshine State” immediately after college to pursue employment opportunities. She found a job right away, but even better, she met the love of her life, Hardy Morris in Garden Grove, CA. In 1961, Phyllis and Hardy were married.
Phyllis and her husband operated the only – and largest in America – certified raw goat milk dairy, in Ripon, California. As part of the dairy operations, they shipped hundreds of goats to third-world countries and consulted with those countries helping them establish successful dairies on their own.
After selling the dairy business, they moved to Sacramento County where they have resided for the past 30 years. After a brief break, Phyllis went to work for P&R Towers where she has continuously worked for 28 years. She will be sorely missed by P&R Towers’ employees and clients. Phyllis provided professional services and warm, “motherly” support to many people over the years.
Phyllis loved being a wife and mother. Her home was warm and welcoming. She also loved being “Nana” to Ian and Isaac and she enjoyed teaching them arts and crafts and taking them school shopping every year. Phyllis also loved animals and, as a child, she had a real menagerie.
Phyllis leaves an enormous void in the lives of all who know and will forever love her. Her family asks that, instead of flowers, you make a donation to the American Cancer Society by calling 1-800-227-2345 or mailing a check to Sacramento Office of the American Cancer Society at 1545 River Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95815, Suite #100. Please indicate that it is for Phyllis Morris and please specify stomach or gastric cancer research because in this country, this type of cancer is often not detected before it is too late.

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA
US 95624


  • Karen Paez says:

    Jon & Lori and family I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you. Even though I never met Phyllis I spoke to her many times and she was such a kind woman. So sorry for your loss. Love Karen

  • Richard and Sandie Stiles says:

    Hardy, We have enjoyed spending time and making memories with you and Phyllis. We miss her terribly. She will continue to be a part of our lives forever and we will always be here for you. With love, “Bro & Sis”

  • Ian says:

    I really enjoyed spending time with Nana . I enjoyed making arts and crafts, and going over to spend the day and go swimming. I loved making many valuable memories with her, and sleeping over, and just hanging out and having a good time. She was the best Grandma you could ever ask for. She will be missed.

  • Hardy Morris says:

    I.miss you so much and will love you forever Thanks to my family and friends for helping me thru my darkest hours .I Now have to walk alone thru life alone ,no matter how hard it may get. Your husband and friend Hardy

  • Karen (Johnson) McBride, Andover Kansas says:

    As a cousin of Phyllis, I remember getting “hand-me downs” and loved the things that she shared with me. Her Mother and my Dad (Roy Johnson) were brother and sister. What a special family we shared. Their Mother taught them the Word of God, so grateful for a Christian heritage. The Lord will get you through this tough time in your life Hardy. Wish we could have shared more time together. Our love and prayers are with you.

  • Linda Gulick says:

    Phylis was such a nice lady. She was so well grounded. I am sure she will be terribly missed. To her family, Hardy, Jon, Lori, Ian and Isaac my heart goes out to you. Hardy if you need anything reach out, so many people would love to me anytime.

  • Frances and Tom Dumas says:

    To My Friend Hardy, .I was so saddened to hear from you of the loss of your wife, Phyllis. Although we never met Phyllis we share your loss as your friends. My wife, Fran and I send to you our deepest sympathy and condolences during your tearful time of sorrow. Reflect on all the good times you had with Phyllis during your long marriage to help you get through your great time of heartache. We are thinking of you.

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