November 19, 1961 – October 5, 2021
Nancy Ellen Barss Morrill, 59, passed peacefully to the Other Side of the Veil on October 5, 2021, after battling cancer. She was at The Beehive Home in St. George, Utah, surrounded by her husband and a few close friends. She was born on November 19, 1961 in Somerville, New Jersey, to Carlton Scofield Barss Jr. and Jessie Doris Katje Barss. It was sealed for time and all eternity to Dean William Morrill in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 4, 1987.
Nancy grew up in Belle Mead (near Princeton) Somerset County, New Jersey. She attended the Montgomery Township School System School. During her high school years, she was active in the theater program and in the choir. His interest in the choir continued throughout his life.
She sang with the Mormon Youth Chorus in Salt Lake City, Utah. She met her husband, Dean, through choir activities. They married and continued to sing in the Mormon Youth Chorus for three years together. She recently served as the choir director for Hurricane 4e Room.
Nancy attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, Brigham Young University in Provo Utah, and received a BA in Psychology from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nancy worked with Workers’ Compensation in Saint George, Utah, as an Injured Worker Rehabilitation Counselor, to find a job. Additionally, she worked to help rehabilitate patients at the Kolob Care Center in Saint George, Utah.
Most recently, she worked in a team with the Association of Five County Governments – Regional Agency on Aging, in Saint George, Utah, as a counselor helping clients become independent outside of care settings. qualified nurses. She loved and found her job rewarding, and was much loved and respected by her clients, colleagues and management.
Nancy liked to be a bit of a “cat lady”. She loved the company and spoiled her three feline friends Socks, Smokie and Prince, as well as a few others who wandered over her house on occasion. Nancy had many hobbies, some notable ones being making stained glass decorations, sewing, beadwork, jigsaw puzzles, and carpentry projects with Dean.
She has been an active disciple of Jesus Christ throughout her life. She has been sealed to her family and her husband and looks forward to a brilliant reunion with them in eons. Knowing these eternal relationships, she was at peace passing from this mortal realm at a time sooner than she hoped.
She is survived by: her husband, Dean William Morrill; brothers, David Scofield Barss (Mary Ellen) and Daniel Masson Barss; sister, Carolyn Turley (Rickie); brothers-in-law, David Glade Morrill (Rhonda), Jeffrey Clement Morrill; sisters-in-law, Lynnette Andrew (Kirk) and Kimberly Roberts Morrill; nephews and nieces, Nathan Barss (Caralee), Nelson Barss (Pollyanna), Andrea High (Nathan), Kristina Barss, Masson Barss, Rachel Barss, Bryan Turley, Sarah Stout (Adam), Michael Turley (Amy), Shaun Morrill, Chad Morrill, Zach Morrill (Stacey), Tyler Morrill (Cami), Josh Morrill (Lynnette), Riley Morrill (Christa), Kyle Andrew (Brittany), Weston Andrew (Marnie), Maren Peterson; several great-nephews and nieces; lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is predeceased by her father and mother; in-laws, Milo Glade Morrill and Lilly Darlene Nickle Morrill; brother-in-law, Gary Robert Morrill; sister-in-law, (Peggy Porter Morrill).
A celebration of the life of Nancy Morrill will take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. The service will take place in Hurricane 4e Ward Chapel, Hurricane Utah Stake, Colonial Building, 658 West 1500 South Hurricane, Utah, 84737.
For those who can’t make it to the service in person, but still want to participate, we’ll stream it on Zoom.
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Meeting number: 941 5140 4460
Nancy’s remains will be scattered at the Morrill Meadowbrook Family Ranch at a later date. Instead of flowers, the family asks you to donate to the Intermountain Cancer Center.
Family and friends are invited to share their condolences online at: www.SerenityStG.com. Memorial tree arrangements and planting are under the direction of Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.