Class of 1953
1953 Maroon Spotlight
Junior Play ’51-’52, Red Hot Cheerleader ’52-’53, Class Assembly ’49-’51, Red Hots ’50-’53.
Carol Marie (Taylor) Morrison
February 4, 1935 – June 17, 2022
Carol Morrison entered into heaven on Friday, June 17, at 9:00 a.m. She was residing at Family Flair Adult Foster Care Home in Grants Pass where she was loved and well taken care of.
Carol was born in Perry, Oklahoma, on February 4, 1935. She graduated from Perry High School in 1953. She moved to Coos Bay, Oregon, in 1954 where she had her son, Jay. In 1956 she had her first daughter, Donita. In 1961 she had her second daughter, La Gina.
Later in 1961, the family moved to Southern California. Carol was a homemaker and devoted to her children. She sewed many dresses for her daughters and supported her son through his football journey.
From 1976 to 1997 she lived in Santa Maria, Atascadero and Paso Robles, California. She had her own Gourmet Almond Gift Store in Atascadero.
In 1997 she returned to the Oregon Coast living in Florence, where she became a volunteer at Bay Area Hospital. She loved her time there helping others.
In September 2018 she moved to Grants Pass. She lived in Rogue Valley Retirement Community where she loved playing bingo and making new friends. She attended Merlin Community Baptist Church where she loved to sing hymns and fellowship with her church family.
Carol survived COVID in February 2021 and then moved to Family Flair Adult Foster Home.
She crocheted many afghans for her family, and she loved to journal her daily activities and solve word search puzzles. Carol adored her four grandchildren (Carolyn, Stephen, David, and Christopher) and her five great-grandchildren.
Carol owned and took care of many pet dogs in her lifetime and thoroughly enjoyed their companionship.
Survivors include her children, Jay Morrison, Donita Knox, and La Gina Skelley; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Frank & Lillie Taylor and brothers Frank and Jerry Taylor.
A celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Merlin Community Baptist Church.