Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Dorothy May Samis Morris

Born: 09/22/1947 Died: 05/14/2009 Maiden Name: Samis Honorific: n/a

Dorothy May Samis Morris, 61, beloved wife of Monty Maurice Morris Sr., passed away on May 14, 2009, in Lawton after a sudden illness. She was born September 22, 1947, in Clebit, Oklahoma, to Henry and Mary Wilson Samis. She was the oldest daughter of 12 children. She grew up in Texas and Oklahoma, attending local schools. She lived in Elgin, Oklahoma, for the past 20 years. Dorothy and Monty were married on March 8, 1968, in Rattan. She drove a school bus for Lawton Public Schools for 10 years. She was a homemaker, loved her children and grandchildren very much, and enjoyed making Native American crafts. She was very proud of her Choctaw heritage and she looked forward to setting up her craft booth at the Labor Day festival in Tushka Homma every year. She was preceeded in death by her parents; her only son, Monty M. Morris Jr.; three sisters, Kathleen Samis, Bobbie Samis, and Linda Deleon. Survivors include her husband, Monty; two daughters, Rebecca Tolley of Elgin, and Angela Stanley of Norman; four brothers, Roy and Judy Samis of Ada, Buddy and Joyce Marie of Sherman, Texas, Edward and Vicki Samis of Sherman and Dewey Samis of Tishomingo; two stepdaughters, Kathy Robertson and Theresa Brazell, both of Mississippi; four sisters, Rose Samis of Tishomingo, Raynell “Pinky” Serna of Ada, Betty Southerland of Tishomingo, Paula Samis of Tishomingo; grandchildren, Corey Morris, Mikayla Tolley, Myranda Stanley and Jacynda Stanley, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.