TUCSON, Ariz. — John A. Morrison, 79, Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Great Bend, Kan., died July 21, 2019, in his home in Sabino Springs. He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Great Bend, the son of Frank N. Morrison and Elizabeth T. Morrison. After graduating from GBHS, he attended the University of Arizona, where he received his Bachelor’s degree of Architecture in 1964. John had married Janlyn C. Morrison (Miner) on Aug. 1, 1960 and added a son to his family. After graduation, he moved the family to Colorado Springs, Colo. to work for Carlile, Guy and Associates. His family relocated to Tucson in 1966 to work for Cain, Nelson, and Wares Architects on the Tucson Community Center. During a prolific career, John and his partners at CNWC Architects contributed many significant buildings and awards across the western U.S. He retired and sold the company in 1990.
He was a member of Safari Club International and Rotary. He enjoyed the outdoors camping, hiking and expeditions as well as everything related to target shooting and hunting, accumulating many records along the way.
Survivors include sister, Rachel L. Kuentsler; and one son, John T. “Ty” Morrison and wife Denise Clark. John had two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife. An open outdoor memorial will be held at 12 noon, Aug. 14 at the Great Bend Cemetery, where John will join his wife for their next dance together. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 11, 2019