Frank Edward Morris was born on August 18th, 1966 in Portland, Oregon and passed away at the age of 53 on May 30th, 2020 from metastatic cancer.
Frank grew up in Beavercreek Oregon and graduated from Colton High School. Frank began working in construction during his teenage years and it became a beloved career for him. At the age of 21, he met his future wife, Terri Morris, and they were married on July 29th, 1989. In May 1992 they welcomed their first child, Jamie, and in April of 1994 they welcomed their second child, Katie. Soon after, Frank started his own construction company named after his daughters: Ja-Kat Construction. He volunteered years of his life to coaching various youth sports teams in Oregon City, most notably leading a youth baseball team his daughter Katie was part of to a State championship. In 2006 he and his family moved to Central Oregon to start a new chapter, but shortly after moving his youngest daughter Katie was diagnosed with brain cancer. She passed away in April of 2007.
In the following years Frank’s work took him all around the country. He worked in southern California, New Mexico, and then landed in Washington D.C. working for a demolition company. He was the superintendent for large scale projects such as the Secret Service building and a few of the Smithsonian museums. In 2014 he and his wife Terri moved back to Oregon and he started work with Andersen Construction. He helped to build their Special Projects Division out of Seattle, and would commute between Portland and Seattle every weekend to be with his family.
In April 2019, after several months of what was thought to be a sinus infection that wouldn’t go away, Frank was diagnosed with metastatic cancer, believed to have originated either in his liver or his lung. After a long year of failed treatments Frank passed away peacefully at home on May 30, 2020.
Frank was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn Morris. He is survived by his wife, Terri Morris, and his daughter, Jamie Morris. He was cremated and a celebration of life will be taking place for family and friends later this summer. If you are interested in supporting the Morris family during this time, here is a link to a GoFundMe that was created for their family: https://gf.me/u/x4fuv5
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