Nov. 6, 1958 – April 14, 2019
Terry "Moe" Morrison, age 60 of Helena, Montana.
"If you're above ground, it's a good day." One of Terry's many sayings! On the morning of April 14, 2019, Linda's loving husband went to be with the Lord, his dad, and his lifelong friend, Chuck.
Born to Les and Dorothy Morrison in Bismark, North Dakota on November 6, 1958, Terry spent his high school years in Polson, MT and was so proud to play basketball for the Polson Pirates! While in high school, he met the love of his life, Linda Appelt. Terry and Linda went on to love and raise their five children in Helena, MT. Terry was a loving father who always put his children first and ensured he supported their many activities and dreams.
Terry spent his childhood fishing and hunting with his dad until the day his dad passed. He then took everything he learned from his dad and passed it down to his own children. Once Terry and Linda had their own children, he spent all his free time making memories: coaching the boys' sports, fishing on creeks around Montana and the Missouri River, hunting, pitching the baseball to the boys, and letting Nick teach him about bass fishing. He also enjoyed taking his kids and spending time in Lincoln with his friend Spud where they ate chili, fished, hunted, and cut firewood. Terry bowled on Monday nights for years, played on the men's softball league, and golfed. Terry LOVED his Denver Broncos, Montana Griz, and the Yankees. He could tell you about a fishing trip, or a game from 30 years ago like it was just yesterday. Terry made everything an event; his happy-go-lucky personality made even going to the dump to throw away all the gift wrapping from Christmas fun!
As Terry got older, he enjoyed going to Idaho steelhead fishing, going hunting and spending the week at Leslie and Jared's in Lewistown, taking trips to wine country in California with his close friends and playing cards in his garage with his boys, and his brother Rod, he would say, "It is time to shuffle up and deal." In the last few years Terry got to travel the country with TJ and go see his Yankees. Terry also loved listening to The Beatles and his brother Rod play his guitar and sing the classics! This last summer, Terry loved having Chris, Brandy and the three boys stay with him enjoying late night wrestling matches, gardening, and mowing the lawn.
Terry's greatest joy became loving and playing with his eight grandchildren. Terry shared many memories with his grandchildren, such as watching B and Jack play sports, hunting with Nathan and Alex, digging up potatoes in the garden with Bentley, Camden, Brody, B and Jack, taking B to Capital High basketball games, watching Nathan, Alex, and Macy show pigs at the fair, giving Bentley, Brody, and Camden homemade deer jerky and a pop in the garage, taking all of them fishing, and grandpa always had time to rock every one of them in his chair. Grandpa Terry was the kindest, most generous person there could ever be, and his life lessons and memories will always be in our hearts.
Linda and Terry shared many happy times taking trips into town to get a coffee, going out for breakfast, and taking their three dogs to town for a treat. The last few months that they were finally empty-nesters after 40 years, they spent many evenings just rocking in their chairs in the living room truly enjoying each other's company. Terry always said, "Show love to your wife every day, not just on Valentine’s Day, make her feel special every day," and that is what he did. Terry was the most loving and kind husband. Linda will miss him and his love every dayon!
Terry was preceded in death by his father Les Morrison, his longtime friend Chuck Weivoda and his dog, Bella. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda Morrison; his children, Jill Tholt (Nick), Leslie Long (Jared), TJ Morrison, Chris Morrison (Brandy), and Nick Morrison; his mother Dorothy Morrison, brothers Jim Morrison and Rod Morrison (Kim). He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Bethany, Nathan, Jackson, Alex, Macy, Bentley, Camden and Brody.
A celebration of Terry's life will be held on Friday April 19th at 10:00 A.M. at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave, with a reception to immediately follow in the social hall of the funeral home. For those interested, there will be a gathering to celebrate Terry's life at the Valley Hub on North Montana at noon; potluck contributions for those that want. Terry's children wish any memorials be sent to Linda. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Terry.