Thursday, March 23, 2017

Donna (Wagner) Reed Morrison

Donna (Wagner) Reed Morrison

On Feb. 9, our loving Donna (Wagner) Reed Morrison was surrounded by family as she passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord. 
 
Donna was a devoted sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family and friends dearly. She was born to Beulah (Blackburn) and Howard E. Wagner on Dec. 17, 1921 in Hardin and was raised there with her younger siblings Howard E. Wagner Jr. and Marilyn (Wagner) Schaak. 
 
Donna graduated from Hardin High School in 1940 and soon after met the love of her life A. Dwain Reed, who she married on Aug. 23, 1941 in Los Angeles. Three years later, they moved back to Hardin to settle down and start their family, beginning with their son Larry Reed and then daughter Debra (Reed) Muhlbeier. 
 
While living in Hardin, Donna worked at Barker Drug and in the laboratory at Holly Sugar Factory. She also worked for the Selective Services from 1958-75 until the offices were disbanded.
 
Years following the death of her dear husband Dwain, Donna married Kenneth Morrison in 1981, to whom she was married for 15 years before his passing. 
 
Donna was a member of Grace Methodist Church and Daughters of the Nile of Billings. She was a wonderful storyteller who loved spending time sharing with her family. She was a great spectator of Nascar, golf, baseball and football. In her earlier years, she spent many years skiing around the Rocky Mountains as a member of the Hardin Very Cold Duck Ski Club. Donna was also a member of the Fort Custer Golf Club and Elks Lodge in Hardin.
 
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, brother, husband Dwain, second husband Kenny and special nephew Timothy Schaak.
 
She is survived by her sister Marilyn (Ray) Schaak; son Larry (Leona) Reed; daughter Deb (Robert) Muhlbeier; granddaughters Melissa (Dave) Ross and Amanda (Chris) Schultz; grandson Dane (Wendy) Reed; seven great-grandchildren Abby, Gage, Finley, Beatrice, Siam, Violet and Ginger; step children Jodi Murray, Cleta Vaughn and Tom Morrison; and step grandchildren Tony Murray, Andy Murray and Alex Murray.
 
Cremation has taken place and a special celebration of Donna’s life will take place on a later date. Memorials can be sent to Big Horn County Historical Society, 1163 3rd Street E., Hardin, MT 59034. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.
 
“May your life be long and happy, may your sorrow be but few, may you have a home in heaven, when your earthly task is through. When the golden sun is setting and the road no more you trod, may your name in gold be written in the autograph of God.” – Unknown
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