Gail Olson Morris

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Feb 9 1944
Jul 20 2019
75 Years
Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Gail Olson Morris, 75, of Coatesville, passed away at her residence on Saturday, July 20, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of Ivan S. Morris, Jr. with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Richard S. Olson and Myrtle Langseth Olson. 

Gail graduated in 1962 from Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE and continued her education at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio graduating in 1966. She was employed by the Philadelphia Electric Company and more recently she was employed for 12 years by Royal Cruise Line as a Sales Agent. 

Gail was a faithful member of the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deaconess. She was also active with Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines where she volunteered and served as a member of the Board of Managers.

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by three sons; Christopher Morris and wife Heather of Huntsville, AL, David Morris of East Fallowfield, PA and Erik Morris and wife Kathy of Atlanta, GA, five grandchildren and two sister-in-laws; Barbara M. Zorn of Sadsburyville and Terre H. Morris of West Brandywine.  

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, 1121 Octorara Trail, Parkesburg, PA followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to attend the visitation from 10:00 AM to the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in her memory to the Ryerss Farm For Aged Equines, 1710 Ridge Road, Pottstown, PA 19465 or the charity of your choice. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com 

Service Date: 
Jul 24 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church

Condolences

Dear Ivan and Family,

I am saddened by the loss of Gail. She was a great friend and person.  I enjoyed working on so many Ryerss Events with her. It was a privilege to know her.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers,

Lynn

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Dear Ivan and family

It is with much regret that I learned of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Chris Palmer

 

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It is a very time in our lives to have lost a radiant woman who Gail was. So fun of grace and genuine love to all she had met in life. I met Gail in 8th grade, many moons ago. Always in awe of her poise and grace, so long ago. What a great role model! My heartfelt sympathies to her family.

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I have many fond memories with your family at Stone Harbor and at Cape May.  I have always admired Gail and looked up to her, as a loving wife and mother, as a sister of faith and as mom’s best friend.  It’s hard to believe she’s gone and I’m so sorry for your loss.  I’m looking forward to seeing her again, in Heaven some day, freed from cancer!

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I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Gail.  We were friends in kindergarten and through elementay school.  I wish we had kept intouch throughout the intervening years.  My hearts holds many fond memories of a childhood well spent.

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Dear Ivan and Family
Our heartfelt condolences
Bob and Mimi Glaspey

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Dear Ivan & family,

It was a privilege to be a Ryerss board member with Gail.  Any request accompanied by her beautiful smile was a joy to do. She always seemed to enjoy seeing my greyhound, Charlie.  

With fond condolences,

Eileen

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Dear Ivan,

I was saddened to hear of the passing of your lovely wife.  I can remember when you met and told me about her.  My sincere condolences to you and the family.  

 

Barbara Nicholson Butler 

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I will greatly miss my friend of 12 years. We shared many happy hours at Ryerss Farm, where we first met in the Spring of 2007. My heart goes out to Ivan and the whole family. I know that Gail is happy, whole and at peace now, but I pray for healling of the broken hearts of those she left behind. R. I. P., Gail.

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Dear Ivan and Family,

My sincere condolences on the loss of such a lovely and vivacious woman.  It was my pleasure to get to know Gail as a volunteer at Ryerss Farm.  This photo was taken while waiting for the first turnout of the Ryerss horses onto the fresh spring grass--a highlight for all of us.

Adrienne Doran

 

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Ivan and Family, It is with deep sadness that we must accept the loss of our dear Gail. She gave so much of herself, not only to all around her, but to our beloved Ryerss Farm where she was so dedicated. We feel her absence every day and send love to each of you. Nancy Schwab

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Dear Ivan & Family,

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. our heart breaks for you. You are a special person to us. Praying for you all.

Love Don & Ruthann

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Dear Ivan and family,I am so sorry to learn of Gails passing. She was such a wonderful and beautiful person. I know that you had a loving marriage and were very proud of the boys that you raised. I always enjoyed speaking with Gail; my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Gail, the beautiful painted pony you gave us will keep your memory alive.  We miss you!  

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I met Gail through my years at Mt. Pleasant Junor and Senior High, both in classes and in musical groups. We both took voice lessons at the same place and did a joint senior recital. The concluding number was a duet we did singing Gershwin's "Bess, You is my Woman Now." It was well received. Wonderful memory. Gail will be missed. My deepest sympathies to Ivan and the family.

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Dear Ivan and Family, Denny and I offer up our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Wife and Mother Gail. Please know that there are many lifting you up in prayer for Gods love and comfort to surround you at this time. Blessing to you all.

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The words that come to mind for Gail are, " once, twice, three times a lady". I have many fine memories from high school and at many reunions. I remember her lovely voice and the fun with Mr. Cole in chorus and band.May your Faith support you today and always.

Tony Dooley

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Dear Ivan, Chris, David, Eric and families.  We are very sad to hear of Gail’s passing.  She was always so pleasant and cheerful whenever we had the opportunity to spend time together.  It is our pleasure to have known such a wonderful person!  Our prayers are with you all during this sorrowful time.

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 Morris Family

Please accept our condolences .

Milton Searles and family

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