Juneau resident Rebecca Chidlaw Morris died the first week in December 2006 in Juneau. She was 54.
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She was born June 14, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Mich., and lived there through her high school years. She then began her life calling as a caregiver, traveling and living across the country, from Maine to Alaska.
Her family said she had a love for laughter, animals, wild things and places, helping others, shopping, The Great Mother, and just playing. She had a fantastic imagination and a gift with children and elderly, they said.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Morris.
She is survived by her companion, Bill Droste, of Juneau; father, Ben C. Morris and his wife, Barbara, of Visalia, Calif.; sister, Joanne T. Morris and her daughter, Kelly, of Traverse City, Mich.; cousin, Alice Vermeulen, of DeTour, Mich.; and many close friends in Juneau and throughout the globe.
A gathering to celebrate her life and love will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Park Shore Condominium Club House. Please bring a dish and a story to share if you are able. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Gastineau Humane Society in her name.