Barbara Kaye Evans Morrison, age 81 passed away Saturday September 10, 2022, at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. Barbara lived in the Sacramento/Antelope area for more than 40 years. This area had become a part of her, and she could not see herself anywhere else.
Barbara was born on November 16, 1940, in Ogden Utah to her wonderful parents Vyron “Vy” Eugene Evans and Lola Horsley Evans. She had one sister Jerrie Evans Favero with whom she was very close throughout her life. Growing up in Ogden she was very active in her church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints), she learned to play the piano and enjoyed playing the flute in her high school and college marching bands. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1958 and eventually attended Weber State College.
Barbara took great pride in being the mother of four children: Lisa Morrison Whallon (Steve), Paul Evans Morrison (Rhonda), Mark Scott Morrison (Laura) and Dean Philip Morrison (Orville). She and her children and children-in-laws were very close, and all loved her dearly. Barbara was a loving grandmother to; Kyle Jeffrey Custer, Jennifer Morrison Olmos (Zach), Luke Morrison Custer, Cody James Morrison, Alexandra Nichole Morrison, and great grandmother to; Jonathon James Hunt, Jayce James Justice-Morrison and Colton Jay Morrison. She was also Aunt to Tony Favero and Nick Favero and loved them and their families as she loved her own.
Barbara loved spending time with her family, watching and sharing their activities, playing games, singing, coloring, crocheting, reading, playing the piano, dancing, doing crafts, listening to music and watching sports. She had a great sense of humor, loved to tease and joke and make people laugh. Barbara had a huge heart and loved helping people in whatever way she could which was usually through showing them love and compassion. Her love of pets has been shown many times over from her beloved cat Lucy to the family dogs; Snoopy, Minnie and Dave.
Barbara held several jobs in her lifetime, secretary at Hill AFB, for California State Senator John Doolittle, The California Teachers Association, and at John F. Kennedy High School in the Sacramento Unified School District. Her final position was with the State of California Employee Development Department where she retired in 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vy Evans and Lola Evans and many aunts, uncles, friends, and grandparents. Barbara will be missed endlessly but, if you knew her you can hear her say “As my Daddy said, if you are laughing you can’t be crying” and those are the words she would want us to live by.
Services will be held on Wednesday September 21, 2022 at Price Funeral Home 6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610. Visitation will start at 11am with funeral at 12:30pm. Her internment will be at the Roseville Cemetery 421 Berry Street, Roseville CA 95678.