Sarah Eliasen Morris, 96, who operated a unique rooming house for Chinese scholars, died Aug. 1, 1988, in Holy Cross Hospital.

Up until the time of her death, Mrs. Morris provided a home for 10 Chinese tenants who affectionately came to know her as "Granny." Most of the scholars were graduate students completing their studies at the University of Utah.Prior to her rooming business, Mrs. Morris was employed at Holy Cross Hospital. After her retirement, she logged more than 5,000 hours as a volunteer in the hospital's gift shop.

Mrs. Morris was born Oct. 30, 1891, in Rockland, Idaho, to Soren C. and Martine Nielsen Eliasen. She married Parley M. Morris on Feb. 17, 1911, in the Logan LDS Temple.

Funeral services are noon Aug. 4 in the 11th Ward LDS Chapel, 961 E. First South. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple. Interment will be in Salt Lake City Cemetery.