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Watertown- Marilyn A. Morrison, 83, wife of Stanley Richard “Dick” Morrison, Watertown, passed away Thursday July 17th at the Samaritan Medical Center with her loving and heartbroken family by her side.

The funeral will be 2 pm Sunday, July 20th at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Patricia Farr, co-pastor at Emmanuel Congregational Church officiating. Calling hours are Saturday, July 19th from 2 pm - 6 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be for the convenience of the family in Brookside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Congregational Church, 119 No. Hamilton St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Marilyn was born January 3, 1931 in Watertown, a daughter to Frank and Irene Fuller Ames. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1948. Marilyn worked for Garland City Auto Parts and is a retired teacher’s assistant, having worked in the Watertown City School District for 20 years. She was actively involved in scouting, serving many years in a variety of roles including Den Mother, Cub master and Girl Scout Leader, eventually earning her 20 year pin from the Thousand Islands Girl Scout Council. In addition, she held numerous leadership positions for the Parent-Teacher Association and has been actively involved in many types of community service. She enjoyed reading and playing with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She married Stanley Richard “Dick” Morrison February 4, 1950 at the Emmanuel Congregational Church. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison are both lifelong members of Emmanuel Church, having served as deacons and trustees. Marilyn ran the church’s Sunday School program for many years.

Besides her husband Dick, she is survived by her children, Thomas Morrison, Watertown; Philip and Tina Morrison, Watertown; Christy Morrison, Mountain View, CA; Martin and Lynne Morrison, Watertown; Barbara (Morrison) and William Stevenson, Cicero; Diane (Morrison) and Robert Kayajian, Mission Viejo, CA; Karen (Morrison) and James Black, Victor, NY. 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Mary Ames, Watertown; a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dell Ewing, Vienna, VA. Many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Walter Ames and three sisters Beverly Gregory, Carol Manzi and Connie Higgins. A granddaughter Emily Morrison and a great granddaughter Kendal Stone also predeceased her.

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