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Elizabeth H. Morrisson

February 13, 2021



Elizabeth Davis Hobbs Morrisson of Holliston, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2011, a few hours shy of her 98 birthday.

Betty, as she was known, was born February 14, 1923, the daughter of Elmer E. Hobbs and Elizabeth Davis Hobbs.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Ern Morrisson. She is survived by 5 of her 7 children, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and one cat.

Betty is survived by the following loved ones:

Her daughter Mary Abdill and her husband Ed.
Her son Thomas Hobbs Morrisson II and his wife Nina and granddaughter Rosalie Morrisson and husband Brad Mauney and great granddaughter Allegra Clare and grandson Thomas Morrisson.
Her son Richard Davis Morrisson and his wife Kathleen (Kat) and granddaughters Sarah and husband Anders Scholl and great grandchildren Oskar and Jane; and granddaughter Heather; and grandson Sam and wife Rachael and great grandchildren Eli and Evelyn; and grandson Matthew Morrisson and his wife Kathy and two great grandchildren: Madeline Morrisson and Nathan Morrisson; and Kat’s daughter: Dedra Davis and granddaughter Makenzie Davis, and Kat’s son David Yeamans Jr. and granddaughter Eleni Yeamans.
Her son Stephen Elmer Morrisson and his wife Ruth.
Her son Norman Paul Morrisson and his wife Kelly and four granddaughters: Jennifer, Jessica, Rachael, and Melissa.  
Her surviving cat, Patticat, has a new home.

Betty was predeceased by her brother Jack Edward Hobbs, and by her sons Jack McCrummen Morrisson and David William Morrisson. 

Before her marriage, Betty worked for the "Office of Scientific Research and Development", which became the “National Bureau of Standards”. She worked as a mathematician in support of the war effort, calculating missile trajectories among other tasks.  After their marriage, Betty and Tom moved to Pittsburgh, followed by moves to Grand Island NY, then Guilderland, NY, and finally to Holliston, Massachusetts.

Betty was an active volunteer in the Presbyterian Church, and regularly sang in the church choir.  She was a loving and giving person, and regularly helped those in need, including church trips to help build/repair homes for those less fortunate. She loved helping others and regularly remembered to send birthday and Christmas cards not only to her children and grandchildren, but also to our cousins on our Father’s side.  She was also an enthusiastic gardener and flower arranger, and was an active member in the local garden clubs.  She loved flowers and received a beautiful bouquet of flowers just hours after she passed. Betty loved music and was a wonderful pianist. In addition, Betty was an artist.

The funeral will be at 2pm on February 20, 2021, and will be broadcast on Zoom for those unable to attend in person.  A zoom link will be provided to those who ask.

One of Mom’s favorite hymns was:
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, thy presence my light

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word
I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, and I thy true son
Thou in me dwelling and I with thee one

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise
Thou mine inheritance, now and always
Thou and thou only first in my heart
High King of heaven, my treasure thou art

High King of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all

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Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

2:00 PM

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