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SUSAN KAE MORRIS Susan Kae Morris died Sunday August 23, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a two-year battle with brain cancer. She was born in Las Vegas on April 9, 1954. Susan graduated from University of Nevada, Reno in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science. She later studied Occupational Therapy at University of Puget Sound and graduated in 1984. Her OT career was varied working in Seattle in the spinal cord rehabilitation programs, the shock trauma center in Washington Hospital in Washington, DC; in Las Vegas she was a senior OT with Desert Regional Center and was a part time adjunct professor at Touro University. Susan ended her career in Spokane, WA in the Return to Work Program for the state covering Region 6. Susan enjoyed many friendships and hobbies including gardening, music, theater, cats, cooking and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Her sense of humor and generosity of spirit will be profoundly missed. She is survived by her daughters Katie Shahrooz and Amanda Stewart; her two sisters Kristine Morris and Julia Lynn Morris and her brother in law James Stanford. A celebration of her wonderful life will be in the future after the Covid 19 virus subsides and we can buffet maskless! Donations may be made in her memory to the Sierra Club.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sep. 1, 2020.
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September 21, 2020
Susan and I were co-workers at the Department of Labor and Industries. She was so much fun and we had many interesting discussions. Susan was so thoughtful and always had peanut butter pretzels and other goodies available to all. Her laugh was loud and infectious and immediately put a smile on my face. I miss her and wish her and her family and friends love and light.
Tamara Degitz
September 19, 2020
Good friend and good listener. Will hike the Charleston Trail and remember you always. Fond memories of days at Foxtail Camp and sharing a house in Reno, NV.
Sarah Zerfoss
September 10, 2020
Susan was one of Kris’s pesky little sisters when I first met Kris after coming to Las Vegas with my military dad and attending Western High School from the middle of my junior year. I have fond memories of Susan and her zany sense of humor (which seemed to run in the family!) While I moved away after graduation I kept in touch big sister Kris. I offer deepest sympathies to sisters Kris and Lynn and daughters Katie and Amanda Stewart. May you find joy in many fond memories at this time of loss.
Michal Robinson
September 8, 2020
I had the privilege of working with Susan for over 6 years. She will always be one of my all time favorite co-workers. She would lighten my workday by making me laugh, and sharing peanut butter pretzels and chocolates. We enjoyed talking about our favorite TV shows including Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones. She was an amazing person. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Candace Shroll
September 6, 2020
I am sorry to learn of Sue's passing. She was a great pal in Girl Scouts and I have great memories of camping, back packing and just being silly. She was the only person I know that had a portrait taken in her Girl Scout uniform ho!ding her pet goldfish in a glass bowl. She was a special person.
Carolyn Zirkle Arostegui
September 2, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable woman and I’m sure she will be missed by all of you
Vicki Duersch
September 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to Susan’s family. My prayers are with you during this time.
Angie Hurt
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