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Shannon Morris


November 7, 2019

Shannon Morris

Shannon Morris

Shannon Jean Morris was born on December 8, 1961, in Tonasket, Washington, to Keith and Mary (Feddersen) Morris, the second of five children.

Shannon grew up on a cattle ranch in Hooper, Washington. She attended elementary school at the little Hooper school, then went to LaCrosse and finally graduated from Ritzville after her family moved to the Harder Ranch outside Ritzville. After high school Shannon attended Spokane Falls Community College, graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Education.

After college Shannon worked one summer in Keystone, South Dakota, in a restaurant near Mt. Rushmore. There she met a friend who introduced her to her lifelong Nanny career. Shannon's work has taken her to Marietta, Georgia; Belleville, Illinois, and on many trips with her families, but she settled in Bellevue, Washington, where she continued her love as a Nanny and to be near her parents, sisters and nieces and nephews.

Shannon never gave birth to her own children but she certainly had kids! Shannon passed away suddenly on November 2, 2019, at her home in Bellevue. She was preceded in death by her little brother, Wade, and her mom, Mary. She is survived by her dad, Keith; her sisters Paula (Brent) Meyer, Kelly (John) Russell, Nikki (Rodel) Darnall; nieces and nephews Ali (Jarod) Taylor, Alex Russell, Wade (Emily) Meyer, Will Darnall, Madison Russell, Jess Darnall and Tyson, Ashlyn and Avry Taylor; her great-nephew and nieces, as well as "her boys" Daniel, Dean and Matthew Poplawski and Joey and Ben Raskin. Shannon is gone way too soon, leaving a huge hole in our family, but we love knowing she is with our mom and Wade in Heaven.

Memorial donations are suggested to LaCrosse Scholarship Foundation or donor's choice. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 16th, at 11:00 AM at the Spangle Service Club, 165 N. Main St., Spangle, Wash.

On-line guest book is at http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is caring for the family.


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