Lorene Morrow passed away peacefully at Meridian, ID on Sunday, April 3, 2022 with loved ones at her bedside. She was born January 15, 1932 at Fort Collins, CO to Edwin and Noma Kilburn.
In ‘33, Lorene and her family moved to a 240-acre farm in Oregon, where they farmed on 50% rent. In ’35, they moved to the Emmett bench, where they farmed the rest of their lives. Lorene went to Central Mesa for grades first through eighth. At age 10, she started in 4-H with a Jersey heifer. She worked picking peas with the Gypsies for Louie Mort to pay for the heifer. On August 23, 1942 the Emmett Community Fair was held at the City Park, first prize was a registered Jersey calf donated by Gem Supply Co-Op - that went to Lorene. In ’46 Lorene and her judging team competed in the Pacific International Livestock Expo in Portland, OR. The Emmett team took 2nd place out of 40 teams from the Western States. Lorene competed in many fairs, including Meridian Dairy Days and the State Fair. She won 55 ribbons with 32 being First place.
In the fall of ’50 after graduating from Emmett High School, she drove her Grandpa Lankford to Summerset, KY to see relatives. She started working for the Gem County Recorder’s Office in ‘51 until ’57. September 14, 1951, Lorene married the love of her life, Glenn Morrow. They bought their first home a month later while Glenn was working for Goodman Oil unit ’57 where they moved to their present home. In ’53 they purchased Emmett Associated Service. Lorene belonged to the Riding club and participated in their activities. She would take her horse to the Third Fork Guard station during the summertime. One summer Lorene and her mother-in-law, Bessie, rode to Tri-pod lookout to see Helen and Friday Blessenger. Deann was born July 2, 1960, Brad was born June 28, 1962, and Brian was born February 28, 1964. Lorene’s full-time job was caring for their businesses, children, and home.
April 12, 1970, they started Morrow Electric. In 1972, They bought some ground on the west side of Cascade Lake, where they spent their free time in their camp trailer and later building their cabin. They spent a lot of time camping on Johnson Creek at the Ice Hole campground. They took vacations each year the kids were in high school, including Disneyland, Yellowstone, The Oregon Coast, and Canada. Lorene and Glenn loved to travel. They went to Hawaii, Mexico City, Alaska, 2 cruises, and many more destinations. They enjoyed snowmobiling and taking motorcycle trips, one to Pensacola, FL, Canada, and the Western States. After Glenn retired, they would spend their winters in Yuma, AZ, for 15 years. Lorene attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and had faith in the Bible’s promise of a Resurrection to a paradise Earth.
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Vernon Kilburn. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, of 70 years; her sister, Linda (Tom) Korell; her children, Deann (John) Kersey, Brad (Erika Dippi) Morrow, and Brian (Vicki) Morrow; her grandchildren, Scott (Alicea) Morrow, Ashley (Lane) Bailey, Britnee Morrow, Brenner Morrow, and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Emmett Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. MSTI’s, St. Luke’s or your favorite charity.
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