Morrison, Donald R. A long-time resident of the South Bay, Don passed away on March 25, 2007 at the age of 57 in Redondo Beach after a five-year battle with colorectal cancer. He was born in Hawthorne and graduated from Palos Verdes High School before receiving degrees from Pierce College, Southern Oregon College (now Southern Oregon University) and University of Oregon. Don had a career in the travel industry, working for United Airlines and TRW. Don loved music, played guitar, mandolin and ukulele and wrote quite a collection of lyrics and songs that he enjoyed sharing with family and friends. He was a serious golfer and has been a member of the Los Verdes Men's Golf Club for many years. Don is survived by his wife, Charlotte Lazar-Morrison, children, Jessica and Kyle, parents, Ruth and Kenneth, sisters, Charlotte and Andrea Sharp (Aaron), and brother, Jay along with nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, March 30, 2007 at 10:00 am. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition, 4301 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 404, Washington, DC 20008

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  1. Dear Kyle, We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. We have some very special memories of you and your family during our Alta Vista days. You and your family are in our prayers.

  2. Dear Char, Jessica and Kyle, We are sorry to hear about Don. He was so kind. He will be missed. We will always remember the putting green in front of your house. We will remember you in our prayers.

  3. Dear Morrison family! So sad to hear of your loss,for the last few years Aunt Ruth has shared with us about your family and also pictures. What a nice family you have. It sounds like the children will carry on where dad would be very proud. We met Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ken at a wedding. From there we have been able to see them a couple of times! My husband Mac’s father was Ruth’s brother. Maybe someday we will meet all of the family. Our hearts go out to you! Mac & Pam

  4. Dear Char and Family, Though it has been such a very long time since last we saw one another, I wanted you to know how sad I was to hear of Don’s death. Viewing the video tribute reminded me of “the old days” in the South Bay with the stories, laughter and margaritas flowing! Please know that you are in my thoughts and I hope that all of the wonderful memories you have provide comfort to you. Love, Nancy

  5. Kyle and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. We all will miss him, and if you need anything we are always here for you and you guys. You have our deepest condolences. Love, Lisa, Tom, Michelle, and Crystal Nisbet

  6. We all remember Don mowing the lawn to look like a golf course and we’ll miss seeing you guys out ther putting.

  7. To Charlotte & Family: I’m truly sorry for your loss. I met Don at a party and thought he had a great sense of humor. He kept me laughing all the time. I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Dear Kyle and family, Our thoughts are with you….. Big Hug to you and your family. We are always here for you. Love, Maddy and Nancy

  9. To Charlotte and family, There could never be words that say enough when sad things happen. It is so hard to understand why, but always know that you are in my thoughts and I care about you very much. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.

  10. Dear Char, Jessica and kyle Don will be so missed. He had a special child like way of seeing life that made us smile. Life was always an adventure to him and made us see life a little more like that too. We love you all and hope to visit you soon. Judy and Jack Salter

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