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Florence Mabel Swanguen Morrison

Florence Mabel Swanguen Morrison of Rifle died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003. She was 92.

She was born Feb. 14, 1910, to Mabel Pearson Swanguen and Roy Preston in La Jolla, Calif. She grew up in and near San Diego, and attended Grosmont High School in El Cajon, Calif.

She married George Edward Morrison on June 10, 1937, at Las Vegas, Nev. On March 11, 1970, they were married and sealed in the St. George Temple in St. George, Utah.

They owned and operated the Rancho Del Rio guest ranch on the Colorado River near Bond for 20 years.

They moved to Rifle in 1970, and spent many winters in Yuma, Ariz.

Mrs. Morrison enjoyed hunting and fishing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. She made many beautiful quilts and afghans.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Rifle 2nd Ward.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Morrison, who died Jan. 5, 1986; and by brothers Russell Cecil Swanguen, Clarence Edgar Swanguen and Edgar Leroy Swanguen.

Mrs. Morrison is survived by a brother, Kenneth Pearson Swanguen; and by eight nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Rosehill Cemetery in Rifle.

Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coronary Unit at Grand River Hospital District, 701 E. 5th St., Rifle, CO 81650.

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