Jimmy was born at home in Park City, Utah, on September 10, 1978, and passed away at the home he loved at Rockland Ranch south of Moab on October 21, 2015.
He attended Park City High School, where he played football and was a founding member of the first Park City High School hockey team. He made many lifelong friends during this time.
Following high school, Jim attended Utah State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He was working on his Master’s degree when he became ill.
He worked as a postal contractor for many years, a postal employee and as an accountant for a local CPA firm in Moab.
Jimmy loved his home in the heart of Canyonlands, where he enjoyed many adventures with his good friend Enoch Foster.
While always a religious person, he became very dedicated to his Mormon fundamentalist faith in his early twenties. He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He served his remaining days living a righteous life according to his convictions.
He was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in 2006 and bore this burden with remarkable dignity and strength through his passing. His loving wives were ever at his side with sweet care and tenderness.
From his wife Anazella: “Our beloved husband and wonderful Papa Moroni Morrison — truly loved by all who knew him. Singing praises to our Heavenly Father, he transformed our hearts with his loving and tender words that spoke the wisdom of God. Love always, your loving wife, Anazella.”
From his wife Melinda: “Besides being a devoted father, brother, husband and friend, Jimmy was a friend to all. He had a special way of drawing people in. He was dependable, loyal, trustworthy and a confidant. He had a sharp mind and a gift for problem solving. He believed that a job worth doing was worth doing right, which made him a valuable employee. Every task that he took on he did with precision and care. He had a wonderful sense of humor.”
Jimmy is survived by his wives Melinda and Anazella; his children Emily, Gabriel, Robert, Elissa, Elizabeth and Matthew; his parents Scott and Rachel Morrison; his other mother, Launa Morrison; his nine brothers: Scott, Abel, Seth, Alex, Peter, Samuel, Michael, Jeffrey and Paul; and his three sisters, Celeste, April and Patricia.
Funeral services were held on October 25 at Rockland Ranch. A burial was held at the Rockland Ranch cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.