Gary E. Morris

gary morris

February 2, 1946 ~ December 5, 2021

Born in: Spring Valley, IL
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Gary E. Morris, 75, passed away into the arms of the Lord on December 5, 2021. He was born in Illinois, got drafted into the Army and served from 1966-1968, he married Rosemary and moved to Colorado in 1969 where he worked in construction and started Morris Custom Bobcat Work his 1986. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Rose; son, Nick (Julie) of Pueblo; daughter, Nancy (Matt) of Pueblo; grandchildren, Kayla (Darryl), Morgan, Jessica, Dakota, Alexandrea and Tate; great-grandchildren, Noah, Garry and Miliana; brother, Royal; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. He loved his family, friends and would help anyone in need. He also loved hunting, jeeping, his skid steer work, customers and woodworking.  Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.  Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.  Memorial Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, December 17, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd.  Livestreaming at


Rosary: December 16, 2021 6:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Memorial Mass: December 17, 2021 10:00 am

St. Joseph Church, Pueblo
1145 S. Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81501


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  1. Aunt Rose, Nick, Nancy and families — mom Marilyn, sister Kerri, and I (Kelly) were with you online today for Uncle Gary’s mass. What a lovely ceremony and military honors. So glad you streamed it, what a privilege to attend. Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this time. Uncle Gary was a larger than life figure and we have so very many wonderful memories. May God bless you and may you find comfort through your faith.

  2. Dear Rose and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Gary and I will miss Gary’s smile and sense of humor. We have many good memories that we will always cherish.

    Gary & Donna Young

  3. Gary was one guy we could always count on. When I first met him he told me if I ever needed any thing just to help my self. He always made everyone feel you were only a stranger once. He thought his children how to treat everyone with so much compassion. He was always happy and blessed everyone he came in contact with. His heart is true and straight forward I feel so blessed and proud to have been his friend. I already miss him so much.

  4. We will always value the time spent with Gary as a friend, neighbor and contractor. We will miss his smile and friendship. He came into our lives at a time of great need and helped us overcome problems at our new home. We will be forever grateful and will remember him in our prayers. Respectfully Keith and Sheri Townsend

  5. Gary Morris and I shared a common bond, we’re both about the same age and we both loved playing in the dirt. I always wanted to be like him when I “Got big”, he was the Fred Astaire of skid loader operators, always smooth. He was honest and humble to the core, when he did a job for you he put you first and gave you his best effort and oftentimes that caused him to be late to his next client but everyone knew that about Gary and his fun loving nature, we all joked about it saying, he’d be late to his own funeral. This time according to God’s plan he’s on time and will hear those Glorious words, “Well done good and faithful servant”.

  6. WE will miss Gary. my wife Kathy Vayle Morgan has told me about going on hayrides at Christmas time.
    I met Gary after Kathy and I were married and he helped me by hauling material for a couple of my yard projects, he was always smiling and friendly and he will be missed.

  7. I have been blessed with a great set off parents! Dad, we’ll miss you coming into the house and yelling for “Rose!” before even looking.  You taught me how to be humble, kind, and treat others how I would like to be treated, also how to swing a sledgehammer, dig by hand or skidsteer. I still feel like you’ll be driving your dump truck into the yard at any moment, Pueblo will miss your equipment driving thru with smile & a wave traveling though. You never knew a stranger, made everyone feel so important, and to love life & the Lord. I already miss you so much but try to replace sad thoughts with happy memories, plenty of those thanks to you being you!
    LOVE YOU!!

  8. From Art Lomax When I saw the notice in the paper all I could say was OH No. Gary and I worked on several landscaping jobs together. Gary was one of the hardest workers I knew. Gary always gave the customer more than what the bid called for. Gary helped Nancy and me on a couple of our home projects and paying him was almost impossible. Gary saved me big time on one of my sprinkler jobs What a guy. We would see Gary at the Rocky Mountain Street Rods. I took Gary rafting one time. Bob, Gary, and I decided on his first trip he was good enough to go through the Royal Gorge. We dumped and Bob and I wound up out of the raft. Gary was on his own. After other rafts hauled Bob and me down the river we found Gary had banked the raft and was bailing water from the raft. I don’t know why this was his only raft trip. We went shooting sporting clay’s a couple of of times. I have good memories of play times and work times with Gary.

  9. I am very happy to hear all the nice things that people are saying, it makes my heart proud to see what was
    wrote for Gary. You never know how much people care, until you read some of these memories .
    We had some good times and bad times , like all marriages, but alot of good times. We met alot of people in our life time that has broaden our horizon , and brought alot of laugh and happyness in our lives , which you never forget. All these memories are remembered. Thanks all of you .

  10. Uncle Gary you will be missed so much you were a one of a kind uncle and I loved that you made our Lutes reunions always so memorable and you will always live on in my heart and memories .My thoughts !and prayers go out to Aunt Rosie and all the family.Just know I am thinking of you.

  11. Gary will definitely be missed back here in Illinois. Especially at the Lutes Reunions–
    He was the life of the party— any party—never a dull moment when he was around.
    Our Reunions will never be the same😥 I remember a time at a bonfire at Lynn n Glorias
    House . Everyone was around the bonfire and all at once here comes Gary all dressed up as an Indian with whatever he could find to wear to be an Indian . Doing his Indian ritual dance and calling . He was so darn funny. These are the things I will miss the most– the
    RIP Brother In Law( Gary) — God Bless 🙏 He was definitely a great man & will truly be
    Missed by all of us back here 😥

  12. We are deeply saddened by the loss of a good friend. He was always cheerful and he will be truly missed, especially from a fellow comrad in the VietNam campaign. God bless the family.
    Gloyd and Pat McKay

  13. our friend we Love you so much you were always there to help us or to make us laugh you were always the life of the party you will always be missed your westside customs family RIP my friend forever in our hearts

  14. All of my best memories in Pueblo include you! You truly were always a ray of sunshine. You were so fun and loving. You always had a hug for me. Whenever I think of you or hear your name it brings a smile to my face. You brought nothing but joy to my life! Im sorry you will never know how much of an impact you had on my childhood. I love you dearly!

  15. My sincere condolences to Rose, and all Gary’s Family in his passing. My heart is sad he was a Beautiful, Caring friend. Our hearts are broken! Gary would want us to celebrate his life, and know he is sitting at the right hand of his Almighty Father in Heaven.
    RIP, and we thank him for his service to our Country.
    Louie Angel and Ruth Aragon-Angel

  16. Gary was a character one of a kind it’s an honor to say we were friends he will be missed but never forgotten

  17. Rose,
    Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we are praying for you and your family. Gary was a wonderful man. I can’t think of a time I ever saw him where he wasn’t smiling. A great loss for all who knew him.

  18. Gary,
    I will never forget about the time we hiked back into a lake that we were going to need a helicopter to pull the fish out of that we caught. Always had so much fun with you. I love you.

  19. My deepest sympathies. Gary was a wonderful friend and it was a honor to have him as one of mine. I will truly cherish our memories he was a true friend always there if he could help he would go to any lengths not even a second thought. He taught me so much over the years.

  20. Dad, I know I was a pain in the behind as a kid but I hope I turned out in a way to make you proud. Definitely learned a lot from you and I am so proud of you Dad. Everyone loved you and how you treated them but my love for you will never stop. Already miss you and I know you’ll be watching to make sure I don’t make any stupid mistakes. Love your son… Nick

  21. Never miss the opportunity to reach out to extend family members though I missed mine with uncle Gary , my thoughts go out to him and his family
    Rest In Peace Uncle Gary.

  22. We are so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed terribly. Sending love and prayers to the entire family.

  23. Uncle Gary will be sadly missed. I have been blessed to be his niece to know his laughter and his true joy of life, and his love of family.

  24. Dear Aunt Rose Hoku and I are praying for peace for you. Gosh I met Uncle Gary back when I was a teenager when Hoku and I were dating. Great guy Funny guy. My father in law Royal sure loved him so much. Loved spending time with him. They were close out of all the siblings they had. The past three years we got to see more of Uncle Gary and we sure enjoyed his company when he came out to CA to be with brother Royal. May God comfort you and the family during this difficult time.

  25. Rosemary,
    I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear of your sweet husband’s passing. I was blessed by his kindness as a friend, and his beautiful work he did for me. Truly a wonderful man. I will be praying for you during this difficult time. Much love, Kim

  26. Uncle Gary you were the best. Thank you, it was a pleasure to see you once again. Love ❤️ you. Love Lisa

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