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Cynthia ( Anne Morris

Died: March 25, 2020

Cynthia (Cindy) Anne Morris of Granbury, Texas passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 69. As for most of her life, she had her best friend and husband of 49 years by her side.

Cindy was raised in Waukee, Iowa by Joseph (Joe) and Darlene (Darby) Johnson along with her three siblings; Jeff, Cissy and C…read more

Cynthia (Cindy) Anne Morris of Granbury, Texas passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the age of 69. As for most of her life, she had her best friend and husband of 49 years by her side.

Cindy was raised in Waukee, Iowa by Joseph (Joe) and Darlene (Darby) Johnson along with her three siblings; Jeff, Cissy and Curt. Often referring to her childhood as blessed, Cindy recounted story after story that included a father she adored and a mother she often characterized as the “unsung hero,” and siblings whom she treasured.

Cindy married the love of her life, Terry Morris in 1970 and went on to graduate from Iowa State University in 1972. They shared many wonderful chapters together as they moved throughout the country with different jobs for both Terry and Cindy at each stop. Cindy was a bit of a renaissance woman with jobs in construction, teaching, as well as continuing her education in art. Whatever the role or job, she faced each challenge with an unrivaled tenacity and was always considered the hardest worker of the bunch.

In retirement, Cindy enjoyed traveling the country and world with her husband whether it be on a plane or in their RV. Cindy’s travels also included trips to support all of her grandkids’ athletic and fine art pursuits regardless of her health or the weather.

Cindy was born with hereditary Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) which took the life of her father in 1974. Despite the disease, she lived a happy full life with her husband and family until her kidneys began to worsen and she was granted a new lease on life in 2015 with a kidney transplant. This did not turn out to be the cure she (and her family) were looking for as there were numerous challenges subsequent to the transplant. In August 2019 she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer which was a difficult setback. Cindy met this challenge with the strength and determination that only she could provide. Unfortunately, after almost four years battling complications from the transplant and 8 months fighting cancer, there was no amount of fighting that would save her life.

She leaves behind her beloved husband of 49 years Terry Morris of Granbury, Texas; daughter Sarah Mathews (Reagan) of Wichita, Kansas; son Paul Morris (Allison) of Southlake, Texas; her grandchildren, Lauren Mathews (17), Cole Mathews (16), Cooper Mathews (13), Emily Morris (11), Everett Morris (8) and Eliza Morris (5) who were the lights of her life. Her siblings include Jeffry Johnson (deceased in 2015) and his wife Donna of Waukee, Iowa, Candace (Cissy) Calhoun of Austin, Texas and Curt Johnson and wife Kathy of Waukee, Iowa and many adoring nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held, the date and time are not available at this time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to any or all of the following organizations:

PKD Foundation – https://support.pkdcure.org/give/273749/#!/donation/checkout
American Cancer Society of Texas – https://secure.fightcancer.org/site/Donation2?df_id=10648&mfc_pref=T&10648.donation=form1&honor_of=true
Friends for Animals – 2885 Fall Creek Hwy, Granbury, TX 76049

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