Monday, April 2, 2012

Susan Blackwood Morris

Our beloved Susan succumbed to complications from a brain injury sustained nine years ago. Susan was born May 15, 1955 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Cecil E. and Betty Chivers Blackwood.
Susan grew up in Sandy, Utah and was a graduate of Jordan High School. Susan’s career path led her to many jobs that until that time had mainly been held by men. For example, car dealerships, industrial manufacturing, and heavy equipment sales. She excelled at all of them. It was a source of pride to her that she was able to help break barriers for women in the job market at that time.
Susan married Glenn W. Morris on September 30, 1983. They enjoyed 28 years together and supported each other through many hardships. Susan loved animals and was never without a trusted dog at her side. She saved many from shelters and unhappy homes.
She also loved, gardening, art, reading and gambling. She loved finding new and creative ways to decorate her home, usually with things she created herself.
She loved her family above all else and even in her fragile physical state and repeated hospital stays, was always more concerned with her family’s welfare than her own. Susan’s mother was of special support to her since her accident and not a day went by without them spending hours on the phone together.
Susan is survived by her husband Glenn, parents Cecil and Betty, daughter Annjaniece (Malcolm) Dastrup, grandsons Tristynn Morris and Brenden Dastrup, her brother Lance(Cynthia) Blackwood, Her two sisters Lynne(Paul) Collins and Karen Blackwood. Also survived by 3 nieces, two nephews and many loving members of her extended family.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Please join the family in sharing your memories and stories to honor Susan’s life.