Morris L Haderlie 1923 ~ 2011

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Morris L Haderlie, our wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2011 at the home of his daughter in Salt Lake City. Morris was born in Freedom, Idaho on May 19, 1923 to John Joseph Haderlie and Martha Lindholm Haderlie. He grew up ranching and farming in beautiful Star Valley. Morris graduated from Star Valley High School and served as an LDS missionary in the North Central States Mission. Later he attended BYU, where he kissed Esther Minzghor on their first date! Morris was so fun loving and such a joker, it took him three years to convince Esther that he was serious about marrying her. They were married in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on November 7, 1951. Morris bragged about his family planning skills four boys and four girls! To support his large family, he left the farm and worked for years at several successful business ventures, earning numerous awards and recognitions, but his heart was always on the ranch. He was active in the LDS church with a great love for the gospel of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed serving in many callings, including bishop, but especially loved his years as a scoutmaster. Morris and Esther served two LDS missions together, and enjoyed working in the Mt Timpanogos Temple. He was an outdoorsman, a musician, a pilot, but most of all, a family man. Morris's greatest pleasure and happiness in life came from loving, serving, and being with his family. His constant cheerful attitude and hilarious sense of humor kept his family laughing. We will miss his corny jokes! Morris is survived by his bride of 59 years, his children: Mark J. (Tricia) Haderlie, Anne (Scott) Shumway, Cathy (Scott) Rallison, Paul M. (Leslie) Haderlie, Gayle (Steven) Mansfield, Todd M. (Shauna) Haderlie, Shauna (Scott) Pitkin, Rick N. (Laurie) Haderlie, and foster son Roger Hubbard; his sister, Nelda (Willard) Oakeson, dozens of adoring grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many others who adopted him as their dad or grandpa. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved granddaughter, Jessica L Haderlie, brother Conn Haderlie, and sisters Wilma Jenkins and Vella Hansen. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lakeview 5th Ward chapel, 900 South 80 West, Orem, Utah. Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State, Orem, and Saturday at the church one hour prior to services. Condolences may be sent to the family at