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Robert E. (Nelson) Morrison

(Feb. 13, 1951 - Oct. 6, 2013)

Robert E. (Nelson) Morrison, 62, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

Bob was born Feb. 13, 1951, in Powell to Thomas and Darlene (Cline) Nelson. Thomas died in 1954 when Bob was just 3 years old.

Later that year, Darlene married Harold H. Morrison of Cody, and Harold adopted Bob and older sister Rebecca. The family resided in Powell and Bob soon became a big brother to Rodney and Roland.

He attended school in Powell and graduated from Powell High School in 1969. He loved playing football and basketball for the Panthers and was also a member of the 1970 Northwest College Trapper basketball team. 

He joined the Navy in 1972 and served overseas as a Seabee until his discharge in 1976. 

Upon returning to Powell, Bob entered the construction trade working alongside friends building homes in the Cody area. Spending much of his time outdoors, he enjoyed camping and pack trips with friends and family. 

Bob married Amy Sagrilla of Powell on June 7, 1981, and they soon welcomed their daughter Mandy. Bob was a proud and deeply devoted father.

Bob married Norma Alvarez Knapp of Cody on Nov. 9, 1996, and the couple happily made their home together in Ralston.

Bob was an avid reader with a special interest in military history. He enjoyed learning of family history at family gatherings through the storytellers of his elder generations. Bob was proud and honored to be a grandfather and delighted in the time he spent with his five grandsons. He took special pride in flower gardening and enjoyed spending quiet time at home with his wife Norma.

Bob is survived by his wife Norma; daughter Mandy (Brian) Edwards of Billings; stepdaughter Lisa (Butch) Bangart of Powell; sister Becky (Jerry) Lohrenz of Ralston; brothers Rod (Lynn) Morrison of Powell and Roland Morrison of Billings; five grandsons Tanner, Parker, Hayden, Nathan and Gavin; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be conducted at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, with a reception following in the Bicentennial Hall at the fairgrounds.


  • posted by David Moore

    October 19, 2016 12:56 pm

    I served with Bob in NMCB74 while we're in Rota Spain together one day on a roof concrete pour I felt that Bob may have saved my life or at least kept me from getting severely injured. we had some really good times together he will be missed my home phone is 314 729 7726 I was wondering if he kept in contact with Jack lovingdale are any of the other guys from the unit.

  • posted by Bo and Judy Bosarge

    October 13, 2013 9:14 am

    Norma, Bo and I send our deepest sympathies..We enjoyed our last get together in Wapiti with the Bob and his 5 CB buddies...Kim, Mack, Donnie, Willie, & Bo. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. CB's Can Do.

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