Michael Morris, 66
April 12, 2023
Michael Morris, son of John Morris and Joan Kountz Morris, died February 2, 2023, at his home in Irvine, California after a seven-year battle with stomach-esophageal cancer. He died on Groundhog Day, which would have made Michael laugh.
Michael was born in Butte on July 17, 1957, and grew up on the family ranch south of Whitehall where he attended the local grade school and played basketball and track. From an early age, Michael was resourceful and determined. When his mother refused to get up early to drive him the four miles to town for morning basketball practices, he walked, hitchhiked,...