Dwain Morris, of Pleasant Grove Utah passed away surrounded
by loved ones at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital on Thursday,
July 21, 2016.
Chad was born in Provo to Stan and Rose Marie Resch Morris
on September 3, 1969. He and his 3 siblings, Coalette Dayley,
Carrie Morris and Cole Morris grew up learning to work hard,
play hard and serve the Lord hard. He was an Eagle Scout
who loved Cheerios, pizza, and food that was not green.
He could usually be found outdoors doing anything active,
athletic, or somewhat dangerous. After graduating from Mountain
View High, he served an LDS mission to Lima, Peru--one of
the highlights of his life. When Chad returned home to UVCC,
he met and married his sweetheart Melanie Rogers, also of
Provo, on July 1, 1992 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They
were blessed to have three children together, Lizzie 19,
Matthew, who passed away soon after he was born, and Emma
16. Being a husband and a father were the two most important
things in his life. He loved his girls fiercely, and sharing
his life and testimony with them was his greatest joy.
Chad owned his own restoration company. He was a natural
leader and an entrepreneur at heart. He loved serving in
the church and one of his favorite callings was as Scoutmaster.
Chad was generous to the core, hardworking, genuine and
the life of the party. He had a great laugh and an even
better sense of humor. He was a loyal patriotic who loved
talking politics and sports, and read voraciously. He could
build anything and fix everything. Those who knew him all
agree that he was generous to a fault and loved ones argue
over who he helped the most.
Chad’s hard fought battle with cancer was inspiring
to all who knew about it. For two and a half years it was
a daily fight full of many complications, but he never failed
to be positive and courageous, impacting everyone he came
in contact with, particularly his girls. In his weakness
he gave them strength, regularly staying up into the wee
hours of the morning, talking with them and sharing his
wisdom and support. By the way he lived and loved he taught
them that the sky is truly the limit.
Chad’s spirit remained larger than life to the end
and among his last words were “I’m still fighting.”
His absence leaves a stunning void and he will be missed
more than words can say.
We cannot express our gratitude enough to all those at
Huntsman Cancer Hospital who fought tirelessly on Chad's
behalf. His doctors, PA's, and nurses, and at the end, the
amazing ICU team worked with unwavering dedication to save
his life. Their kindness, commitment and compassion deeply
touched all of those who experienced his passing with him.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
at 11:00 am at the Manila Stake Center Chapel, 850 North
900 East, American Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call
on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the church,
and again on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am at
the church prior to services.