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Albert Engene Morris

Astoria Sept. 5, 1928 — Jan. 11, 2017

Albert “Al” Engene Morris, 88, died Jan. 11, 2017, at his home in Astoria, Oregon.

Al was born on Sept. 5, 1928, in Pekin, Illinois, to Harry and Virginia Morris. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard. By 1948, he was stationed in Astoria, where he met his future wife Maryann “Trudy” Glaser. They married on Jan. 16, 1950.

After 20 years, he retired from the Coast Guard. He worked for a brief period of time at Barbey Cannery, and then went to work for Fred Devine Diving and Salvage aboard the Salvage Chief. He retired after 18 years and went to work with Campbell Towing for the next 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Trudy Morris, in 2013.

Al is survived by sons Michael (and Jill) Morris of Vernonia and David (and Marylee) Morris of Hillsboro, and daughter Valerie (and Rusty) Lane of Warrenton, and their families.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the American Legion Post, 1132 Exchange St, Astoria, Oregon, at 1 p.m. A potluck lunch will be served.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Salvage Chief (LSM 380) Foundation, 100 39th St., Astoria, OR 97103.

Hughes-Ransom Mortuary and Crematory in Seaside is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit to share memories and sign the guest book.

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