Chad Dwain Morris
1969 ~ 2016

Chad 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. Thank you.

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.

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