June 4, 1939 ~ February 4, 2019

Born in: Idaho Springs, CO
Resided in: Westminster, CO

Rose Ann Morris, 79, of Idaho Springs, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 4, 1939 she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Anne R. (Basile) Grillo. Rose married Walter L. Morris on November 23 and together they shared 41 years of marriage before his passing in February of 2018.

Rose enjoyed, sewing, gardening and spending time with her family. She had a crafting room in her home, which she called the “The Magic Room”, since you could “make anything” there. She won 1st prize at a fair for a doll she created. She loved to bake special birthday cakes and pies. She loved to gamble at the penny slots in Blackhawk called to her often where she would play and visit buffets. She hosted puzzle nights with a group who would finish a puzzle in one evening with laughter and fun. Rose loved a night out to eat a special dinner and see a play or movie. As a Christmas tradition for over 30 years she would dress up and go see the Nutcracker Ballet. Afterwards it gave her great joy to hand out nutcrackers to her guests. She loved listening to books on tape “because I can’t sit still long enough to read”.

She is survived by her 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1 pm followed by a Funeral Mass at 2 pm at Horan & McConaty, 7577 W. 80th Ave. Arvada, CO 80003.

On January 8, 2019 Jeff Griffin, Rose’s grandson-in-law was hit by a car causing a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma for 9 days and is now awake. Doctors hope to release him to rehab very soon. They have a two month old daughter, Leta and any donations will help the family with medical bills and additional expenses during this difficult time. https://www.gofundme.com/help-jeff-and-brittany-after-jeff039s-accident

Donations in Rose’s name can also be made to: The Denver Hospice, 8299 E. Lowry Boulevard Denver, CO 80230.


Visitation: February 10, 2019 1:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Northwest/Arvada
7577 W. 80th Ave.
Arvada, CO 80003

Funeral Mass: February 10, 2019 2:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - Northwest/Arvada
7577 W. 80th Ave.
Arvada, CO 80003

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Rose Ann Morris's name.

Denver Hospice

8299 E. Lowry Boulevard
Denver, CO 80230
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Memories Timeline


  1. We love you grandma, forever in our hearts, we know you are shining down on us. Thank you for gifting us with such endless love, support, and generosity. You have showed me how to have a love for life and I will forever hold the memories with you close. Sending you all the love you gave us right back to where ever you may be now. Life is precious and I am so thankful to have been a part of yours.

  2. Dear Auntie Rosie,
    Thank you for being such a big part of my life and part of who I am. You Raised wonderful children and grandchildren, your legacy. I love you.

  3. I have all the special things you gave to me to show me how special sisters are and what wonderful memories of you working in your yard and sewing your quilts I love you Rosie

  4. My auntie Rosie,
    I will forever remember your smile and laugh. I’ll remember the way my daughter, Alexis, looked at you like you were this light. You will be the light in my life to remind me what’s important; family.

  5. To my dearest of Mama’s
    I am so glad I got to spend time with you even though it was short. Thank you for teaching me how to sew and crochet. You are an amazing person and will be remembered by many.

    PS Papi is still napping in your chair

  6. I loved working with Rose she brought such laughter to the office. We both loved to sew and we always shared our projects. She will be missed by everyone who knew her God Bless

  7. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Rosie. You were a part of the “village” we grew up in and I will forever remember you. God bless your new journey and give peace to your beautiful family

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