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Andrew Ervine Morrison IIIJuly 28, 1944 ~ October 11, 2017 (age 73)
Andrew Ervine Morrison III
Andrew (Andy) Ervine Morrison III was born in Staten Island, NY to a Navy Doctor and Dental Hygienist during World War II. After a few naval tours, they landed in Seattle, Washington. Andy was raised in a loving home in the Laurelhurst community, leaving childhood memories of his friends; riding bikes, playing poker, boating on the lake and weekends at a family friend’s farm, one of his favorites. He loved pranking his two little brothers and adored his baby sister. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1962. All this brought up tales of mischief continuing through college days. He began college at Linfield in Oregon, but left and joined the Navy as a dental technician at Camp Pendleton in San Diego during the Vietnam war. After his discharge, he returned to Washington to enroll at Central Washington University to study Zoology. Before graduation he was lured back to California, and the ocean he loved, where he lived in his camper on the beach of Monterey Bay. There, he got involved in the redwood burl business that then led him to Ferndale, CA where he met his future wife. They spent a few years there before settling back in Washington state, where together they raised their daughter Melissa and ran their burl wood furniture business from their home in Bothell. Eventually, they separated and Andy moved back to Laurelhurst to take care of his father and raise Melissa. He was there for his daughter everyday. After his father’s passing he and Melissa moved back to Bothell where he would remain until he passed peacefully on October 11, 2017.
Andy was a patient, kindhearted man whose love for his daughter was immeasurable. Their bond will remain in her heart forever. He loved his granddaughters and they loved the tootsie rolls he fed them and the change he scattered for their piggie banks. Andy’s passions were duck hunting, boating and the stock market.. He loved his annual trip to Flathead Lake in Montana to visit with family— so many happy memories there.
He is survived by his loving family; daughter Melissa Johnson, granddaughters Sarah and Olivia, son-in-law Brian Johnson, brothers: Bruce, Craig, their children and grandchildren and his little sister Debra Morrison who meant the world to him.
There will be an informal Celebration of Life at Laurelhurst Community Center on Sunday, October 29, 2017 between 1:30 -3:30pm.
Please Share Memories of Andy on the online guestbook at www.emmickfunerals.com
Arrangements Entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Services - West Seattle