Silverthorne resident Peter Morris dies
Peter Morris, a full-time resident of Silverthorne for 17 years, lost his battle with cancer on Feb. 24. He passed away peacefully in Denver surrounded by his loving family.Morris was born on Jan. 18, 1932, in Long Island, N.Y. He served for four years in the Navy during the Korean War. Following his honorary discharge in 1956, he entered the life insurance industry in New York City. Morris and his wife Audrey moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1963, where he formed Pension Management and Maintenance Company Inc. In 1969, they moved to Hudson, Ohio, where they lived until 1988. That year, Morris sold his company and he and Audrey retired to the Rocky Mountains, moving to Sage Creek Canyon in Silverthorne.The couple became active members of the Copper Mountain Over the Hill Gang ski club where Morris served on the advisory board for six years, and was chairman for one season in 1995. Morris enjoyed his ski bum lifestyle as a part-time employee at Copper Mountain for 10 years, and as a real estate broker in the county.Through Over the Hill Gang’s international organization, the Morris and his wife hosted many ski trips throughout the nation and in Europe. The couple had recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.Morris is survived by his wife; two children, Peter Morris Jr. and Cameron Pollock; and four grandchildren.Peter Jr. is a Realtor in Tahoe City, Calif., where he lives with his wife Linda. Their daughter Mackenzie is a freshman at CU Boulder and their son Peter Samuel is a sophomore at R.L. Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, Calif.Pollock is a Realtor in Summit County. She and her husband William have two daughters. Courtney is an Airman First Class in the Air Force Reserve and a junior at Metro State College in Denver. Sydney is a freshman at Metro State College.A celebration of life in Morris’ honor will be held in early June in the mountains Morris loved so dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Exempla Lutheran Hospice at 8300 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.
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