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Morris Otto Gregory

October 10, 1934 — October 21, 2021

Morris Otto Gregory

Morris O. Gregory, 87, was born and raised in Mapleton, Idaho, and thrived in Cub River Canyon. He married his first love, Janece Bodily, on June 2, 1953 in the Logan Temple, and they subsequently lived in various locations in his career with the railroad. While living in Provo and working as a lineman for the power company, Morris was asked by his father if he wanted to buy the family farm. He and Janece and their first six of eight children moved north and made multiple sacrifices to modernize and expand dairy operations. Working with his family in challenging but beautiful surroundings was highly important to Morris.


Morris served faithfully in his church callings, including as scout master and as bishop of the Mapleton Ward. During this time, Morris and Janece happily welcomed Laura (Griffeth) Toledo to their family. Morris was known for his integrity and work ethic. At retirement, he and Janece were called to serve in the West Indies mission on the island of Grenada. He lost Janece to melanoma in 1999. After a period of deep mourning, he was blessed to meet Ruth Ann Jenson, the second love of his life, whom he married temporally in the Logan temple on February 3, 2001. Morris and Ruth Ann were called to the Singapore mission and served in Malaysia. They served as temple workers for about 15 years.

Morris found great joy in hosting his family’s annual reunion on his farm each June. A perfect day for him might include hunting, fishing, gardening, working on the farm, eating pumpkin pie, or watching BYU football or basketball games… not necessarily in that order.

Morris is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann, his eight children: Harold (Janet), Nancy (Clair) Condie, DeVon (Brenda), Michael (Sheri), Reese (Ellen), Robert (Tina), Marie Freestone, and Tina Bodell; and by Ruth Ann’s nine children: Eleanor, Paul (Dawn), Justin (Lori), Cynthia (Mario), Quinn (Jennifer), Heather (Roy), Morgan (Camie), Amy (Erik), and Daren (Bec). He was very proud of each of these children, his 36 grandchildren, his 41 bonus grandchildren, and his 39 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janece; son-in-laws Stuart Bodell and Thomas Freestone; and a granddaughter, Kaylynn Gregory.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the Mapleton Ward Chapel, 5307 E. Cub River Rd., Preston, Idaho. The services will be streamed live and may be watched Saturday at 11 am (MST) by clicking on one of the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88001029200?pwd=VzlHS0ZUOG9YckErZW9ZU1paSXE1dz09

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcRLvwVipi4

Viewings will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Mapleton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com

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