Dorothy Caswell Morrison 02/19/2017

Dorothy Caswell Morrison
Dorothy Caswell Morrison, 81, of Canton, NY passed in her sleep February 19, 2017, the night before her 82 birthday, in Zephyrhills, FL. She was born February 20, 1935 to Andrew and Flora (Taylor) Caswell. She married James Morrison on April 11, 1953 in Canton, NY.
Dorothy attended Canton Central School and graduated from Potsdam State University with a Master’s Degree. She loved teaching, loved her students and her students loved her. She retired from Canton Central School after teaching for 20 years. Dorothy will probably be remembered most for her love of teddy bears. She was a tremendous cook, a talented artist and loved to recite poems/jingles. She had a great sense of humor and was always quick with a joke. We loved her giggle. She enjoyed Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles and playing computer solitaire.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Alberta and Alma; brother, Orrin. Survivors include her beloved husband of nearly 64 years, James S. Morrison; 8 children, Sheryl Morrison ( Lynn Blackmore), James (Terry) Morrison, Andrew (Sandy) Morrison, Wrenette “Wendy” Landreth, Daniel (Cammy) Morrison, Dixie (Loren) Widrick, Lori Morrison (Robert Heman), and Scott Morrison ( Stephanie Meeker); 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 9 siblings; numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church, 4302 US HWY 11, DeKalb Jct., NY. Pastor Loren B. Widrick officiating. Reception following at the DeKalb Junction Fire Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the DeKalb Junction Fire Dept. or a charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Dear Family of Dorothy Morrison,
    I was so sorry to hear of Dottie’s passing. She was a joy to teach with at Banford Elementary as were her children. I am sorry not to be here this weekend to attend the memorial service. You all will be in my prayers.
    sincerely, Mrs. Alma Garner

  2. Uncle Jim and all our cousins,
    We want you all to know that we have been thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry we were not able to attend either service for Aunt Dot. We have many memories of her that make us smile and fondly remember her poems/jingles and her jokes and always laughing. Sending our love and hugs to all of you.

    Donna and Kevin Brown

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