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Loretta "Otis" Morrell

Died: Wed., Jan. 8, 2014


Prayer Service

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Location: Christ the King Parish


Memorial Mass

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Location: Christ the King Parish


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MISSOULA – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our “sweetheart” of a wife, mom and granny, Loretta “Otis” Morrell, 78. Loretta was born to August and Augustine Hertz on June 3, 1935, on the family farm in Charlo. Loretta graduated from Charlo High School in 1953. She moved to Missoula and married the late Don Anderson. Loretta was a devoted mother to her six children. In 1975, Loretta married Rollie Morrell and in June 2013, they celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary. Following retirement from the University of Montana, Loretta spent countless hours gardening, quilting, knitting and crafting homemade gifts for her family and friends. Her circle of friends and giving increased with Martha Ministries at Christ the King Church. Loretta and Rollie were active members of the Good Sam Club, Missoula Hellgate Car Club and Early Ford V8 Club. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and playing pinochle. Loretta’s greatest joy was being “Granny” to her 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Loretta is survived by her husband Rollie; five children, Theresa (Gary) Dickhaut, Dave (Shellie) Anderson, Kim (Gerry) Mercer, Sam (Tina) Anderson and Sue (Shane) Anderson; two stepchildren, Rod Morrell and Jeff (Rose) Morrell. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Richard and son Danny Joe. Services will be held at Christ the King Church. Vigil is Friday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. and funeral services Saturday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. May God look over us until we meet again, we love you, Granny! In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations may made in Loretta’s name to the Cancer Treatment Center located at Community Medical Center, 2827 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804.

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Janey Wiedrich Long
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
What a sad day for me and many others by learning about the passing of Otis. What a wonderful person. The world won't' be the same without her. My sympathy goes out to Rollie, her beautiful children, sisters and brothers, and all else who love her. "God made memory so we can have Roses in December". Hugs


Emily
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. You may find comfort at Revelation 21:4, “And he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” We can look forward to the time when God will take away all reasons for distress and even gives us a hope of a resurrection. (John 5:28, 29)

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