The Family of Dale Walton and Deborah (JENSEN) MORROW

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1__Deborah Sue JENSEN
     b.  11 Jan 1951, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska
     child of:  Merton & Betty Jane (CRICHTON) JENSEN

     m.  28 Dec 1977, Blair, Washington County, Nebraska

1s__Dale Walton MORROW
     b.  30 Oct 1937, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV
     child of:  Ruthvan Wellington & Martha Virginia (MEYERS)    

Other Marriages:
Dale married 1st 2 Jul 1960 Oakland, Garrett County, MD, 
Linda Lane GLOTFELTY.  They divorced Nov 1977.
b.  4 Nov 1941, Dodge, Garrett County, MD
child of:  Virgel Lee & Grace Ellen (SHAFFER) GLOTFELTY
d.  Feb 2006

1a  Dale Christopher MORROW
1b  Michael Jeffrey MORROW
1c  Jeremiah Merton Jensen MORROW
1d  Kathryn Amanda Jane MORROW     




Blair Enterprise, 18 Jan 1951.  Births.  JENSEN, Mr. and Mrs. Martin [sic], of Blair, a girl, Deborah Sue, 8 lbs, 3 1/2 oz., born January 11th at the Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.  The JENSEN's have two other daughters, Judy and Jane.





Obituary.  Oakland, MD Republican, Sep 1997.  (Dale MORROW's father).  Ruthvan W. MORROW Jr., 83, of 10 South Fifth Street, Oakland, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at Garrett County memorial Hospital, Oakland.  Born Mar. 13, 194, in Shepherdstown, WV, he was son of the late Ruthvan W. and Louise LICKLIDER MORROW.  Mr. MORROW was a retired Methodist minister, he taught in the Garrett County school system for many years, was a well known professional photographer, and was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church.  Surviving are his wife, Martha MYERS MORROW; two sons, Dale W. MORROW, Severn, and William R. MORROW, Lancaster, KY; one daughter, Dianne V. RICE, Oakland; two brothers, Edward MORROW, Martinsburg, WV and Henry MORROW, Shepherdstown; one sister, Elizabeth BUSEY, Martinsburg, WV; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Mr. MORROW donated his body to the WV Human Gift Registry.  A memorial service will be conducted at the Faith United Methodist Church, Cranesville, WV, on Sat., Sept 13, 1997, at 1 p.m., with Rev. David STACKPOLE officiating.  The family requests memorials take the form of contributions to the Ruth Enlow Library, Southern Rescue Squad or The Nature Conservancy, Attn:  Planned Giving, Box M997, 1815 North Lynn St., Arlington, VA 22209.  Durst Funeral Home, Oakland, is in charge of arrangements.

Virgel Lee GLOTFELTY:  b.  24 Sep 1908     d.  22 Mar 1971, Corinth, Preston Co, WV.

Obituary.  Oakland, MD Republican, 8 Apr 1993.  (Linda GLOTFELTY MORROW's mother).  Abstract.  Grace E. KEENER, 75, McHenry, formerly of Corinth, WV, died April 3, 1993, at Garrett memorial Hospital, Oakland.  Born June 3, 1917, in Eglon, WV, she was the d/o the late George F. and Daisy (PHILLIPS) SHAFFER.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil GLOTFELTY, in 1971, and by one son, Denny GLOTFELTY, and two brothers, Francis and Roy SHAFFER.  She was retired from Hopemont State Hospital as a nurses aide.  She is survived by two daughters, Peggy DeWITT, Baltimore; and Linda MORROW, Jefferson City, MO.; three sons, Jerry GLOTFELTY, Baltimore, Wayne GLOTFELTY, McHenry; and Bruce GLOTFELTY, Corinth, WV.  Interment was in the Terra Alta Cemetery.  {Grace m2. Lewis Clark KEENER (1914-1996)).

Obituary.  Source Unknown.  (Dale MORROW's first wife).  Linda Lane (GLOTFELTY) MORROW, 63, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the Heritage Village nursing facility in Eskridge, Kan.  Born Nov. 3, 1942, in Corinth, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Virgil L. GLOTFELTY and Grace E. (SHAFFER) GLOTFELTY.  She was also preceded in death by one brother, Denny GLOTFELTY.  Surviving are two sons, Christopher Morrow, northern California, and Michael Morrow, Frederick [MD]; three brothers, Jerry GLOTFELTY, Baltimore, Wayne GLOTFELTY, McHenry [MD], and Bruce GLOTFELTY, Corinth; one sister, Peggy DeWITT, Cranesville, W.Va.; and four grandchildren.  At her request, her body was cremated.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Corinth, with the Rev. Ernest METHENY officiating.  Any memorials should be directed to the donor's favorite charity in her honor.

Deb's godparents were "Ben" and Melvern WEST.

Obituary.  Blair Pilot, 6 Aug 1922.  (Ben's brother).  The entire community was very much saddened last Sunday morning to learn of the death at about 1 o'clock of little Marvin WARRICK after an illness of but a single day.  He seemed as well as usual Saturday morning and helped his father work on the lawn, carrying the grass away in his little wagon.  He was taken sick about 1 o'clock with intestinal trouble and passed into a stupor in an hour or so from auto-intoxication, from which he never rallied.  Everything that three physicians could do was done for the little fellow but his system had become so poisoned, the heart gave out and death was the inevitable result.  The funeral was held at the Congregational church at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, dr. H.J. BEALEY officiating, assisted by Rev. C.M. FOREMAN.  The church was more than filled with the friends and sympathizers and the floral offerings were exceptionally large and beautiful.  The day was a perfect one for the funeral exercises and the entire service was very comforting to all.  Marvin was an only son and brother and it was very hard for the parents and four sisters to give him up, but even though he lived but a little over six years, having been born March 31, 1916, the joy he gave his parents and sisters, and the love they gave him isn't lost, it has now become a sacred and beautiful memory that will have its influence throughout the balance of their lives.  As a child we didn't appreciate what the poet Tennyson meant when he wrote "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."  There is a refining and ennobling influence about true love that leaves the mark upon character of all who experience it.  This only son, there being four daughters, had been the recipient of untold love since the day of his birth.  He is dead, but the love he inspired can never die.  And this love was not given by the parents, sisters and relatives only, it was by all who know the sweet faced little fellow, and thus his short life has not been in vain.  The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of many friends, as was shown by the large attendance at the funeral services and the large number of floral offerings sent.  Those present to attend the funeral services from out of town, were Mrs. WARRICK's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.T. DEAN of Missouri Valley, Ia.; three sisters, Mrs. J.P. EGAN and husband and children of York; Mrs. E.R. BROTHERTON and husband and family and Mrs. J.L. DAUB and husband and family of Missouri Valley.  Also two brothers, B.F. DEAN  and wife and family, of Missouri Valley and W.H. DEAN, of Norfolk.  Four of Mr. WARRICK's sisters, Mrs. Frank A. NIDAY and husband and daughter; Mrs. Abel STUBBS, Mrs. Elmer LEE and Miss Mary WARRICK, all of Corydon, Ia.  A cousin Fred EGAN, an attorney from Missouri Valley, Mrs. Otis SMYERS, of Columbus, a former neighbor, and many other old friends from Iowa.  Go to Tombstones

Obituary (Ben's father).  Blair Enterprise, 17 Jun 1954.  Burial Here For Former Resident.  Funeral services were held in Tekamah last Thursday for Isaac Newton WARRICK a former Blair resident, who died suddenly June 8 of a stroke.  The deceased was born December 8, 1879 at Grand River, Iowa, and had been a salesman in Iowa and Nebraska most of his active life.  Survivors included his wife, 4 daughters Mrs. Eugene JACKSON (Grace), Omaha, Mrs. J. Melvern WEST (Blandena), Herman; Mrs. Walter M. WYANT (Irene), and Mrs. C.W. HANSEN (Mary Frances), both of Fremont.  A son, Marvin died in childhod [sic].  Six grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.  Interment was in Blair Cemetery.  Go to Tombstones

Obituary (Melvern's father).  Blair Enterprise, 19 Mar 1964.  Jesse M. WEST Died March 17th.  Jesse Martin WEST suffered a heart attach March 4th and passed away March 17th at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha at the age of 78 years.  He was born October 20th, 1885, near Herman, Nebraska.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. WEST.  He was the oldest of 12 children and was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.  Mr. and Mrs. WEST resided near Herman until 1943 when they moved to Los Angeles, California.  They returned to Blair in 1955, and have resided here since then.  Survivors are his wife Louise, daughters, Mrs. John W. SUTTON (Agnes) and Mrs. Richard NELSON (June) both of Blair; sons, Melvern of Herman and Ernest of Grant Park, Illinois.  Also three sisters:  Mrs. Alex DRAYER (Gail), Mrs. Kyle JANSEN (Opal) both of Omaha, Mrs. Robert ADKINS (Ellender) of Sherman Oaks, California, three brothers, Fern and Jennings WEST of Herman and Glen WEST of Berkeley, California.  There are nine grandsons and twelve great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church at 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 20th.  The Rev. Dale WESOADT will officiate.  The Campbell Mortuary is in charge and burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.  Grandsons will be pallbearers.  Go to Tombstones

Obituary (Ben's mother).  Blair Enterprise, 25 May 1967.  Mrs. Dora GARNER Is Buried Today.  Mrs. Dora Frances GARNER passed away on May 23rd in an Omaha Hospital after a lingering illness.  Mrs. GARNER was born to Mr. and Mr. Chas. DEAN in Blair on July 3rd, 1888.  Three daughters survive Mrs. GARNER.  They are Mrs. Eugene JACKSON (Grace) of Omaha, Mrs. Melvern WEST (Blendina [sic]) and Mrs. C.W. HANSEN (Mary Frances) Fremont.  Her husband, a daughter and a son preceded her in death.  Other survivors are three sisters, Mr. [sic] Grace EGAN of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Mrs. Daisy DAUB of Albert Lee, Minnesota, and Mrs. Mable BROTHERTON of Lincoln.  Also six grandchildren.  She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Blair on May 25th at 2 P.M.  The Rev. Joel KEMMERER will officiate and burial will be in the Blair Cemetery.  The Campbell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Pallbearers are:  Scott ROBERSON, Ernest TORNBLAD, Robert McMILLAN, Ernest SCHMIDT, Hjalmer QUIST and Harold TAYLORGo to Tombstones

Obituary (Ben).  Blair Pilot-Tribune, 24 Mar 1969.  Mrs. Melvern WEST Died At Blair Hospital Thursday.  Wife of Herman Postmaster in Poor Health For Many Months.  Mrs. Melvern WEST, wife of the postmaster at Herman, Nebraska, died Thursday at the Memorial Community Hospital at Blair.  She had been in failing health for a number of months.  Mrs. WEST was born in Harrison County, Iowa but as a girl she moved to Blair with her parents and she grew up there.  She was a graduate of Blair High School.  Blandena WARRICK WEST was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac WARRICK.  She was born July 12, 1909 and was 59 years old at the time of her death.  Following her marriage to Melvern WEST she made her home in Herman where the couple had lived for many years.  She is survived by her husband and by two sons, Warren WEST, of Parsons, Kansas, and by Jack WEST, of Grand Island, Nebraska.  In addition, she is survived by two sisters.  They are Mrs. Clarence HANSEN of Parsons, Kansas, and Mrs. Grace (Gene) JACKSON, of Omaha.  Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22nd at the Methodist Church in Herman, the Rev. Zack KLEINSASSER conducting the service.  Burial was made in the Herman Cemetery under the direction of the Campbell Mortuary.  Pallbearers were Raymond KASTL, Allan YOWELL, Wilber LOWE, Earl REID, Ned TYSON and Gilbert POTADLE.   Go to Tombstones

Obituary.  Blair Enterprise, 16 Aug 1973. (Melvern's mother).  Louise K (JOHNSON) WEST.  Mother of Blair Woman Died Here Early Wednesday.  Mrs. Louise K. WEST, mother of Mrs. John SUTTON and Mrs. Richard NELSON, both of Blair, died early Wednesday at Memorial Community Hospital.  Mrs. WEST, a long-time resident of the Herman area, had been making her home at Crowell Memorial Home in Blair.  She was born at Martell, Wisconsin, December 12, 1886, but moved to Herman with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. O.A. JOHNSON when she was a child.  On July 1, 1905, she was married to Jesse M. WEST and they lived in Herman until 1943 when they moved to Los Angeles where they stayed for 12 years before returning to Blair.  Mr. WEST died March 19, 1964.  She is survived by two sons and two daughters.  The sons are Melvern WEST of Herman and Ernest WEST of Grand Park, Illinois.  The daughters are Mrs. John (Agnes) SUTTON and Mrs. Richard (June) NELSON both of Blair.  A sister, Mrs. C. Robert MENTZER resides at Los Angeles.  There are nine grandsons and 19 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Blair Saturday afternoon, August 18th.  The Rev. Gordon L. PATTERSON will conduct the service.  Burial will be made in the Herman cemetery under the direction of Campbell Mortuary of Blair.  Pall bearers will be grandsons.  They are:  Steven SUTTON, Jack WEST, Warren WEST, Richard HUNT, Hugh HUNT, Ernest M. WEST, Gary WEST, Neal WEST and David WESTGo to Tombstones

Obituary.  Blair Newspaper, Oct 1983.  J. Melvern WEST.  Service Friday in Herman for Melvern WEST.  Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, October 7, at the American Legion Hall at Herman for J. Melvern WEST, 75, of Herman, who died October 4, 1983, at the Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.  The Rev. Larry ORVIS will officiate.  Burial will be in the Herman Cemetery.  J. Melvern WEST was born February 9, 1908, at Herman to Jesse and Louise WEST.  He graduated from Herman High School and Omaha Business School.  He married Blandena WARRICK in Blair on July 17, 1928.  They resided at Herman their entire life.  He was employed at the Plateau State Bank and then at Hancock Farm Equipment Co. until his appointment as postmaster in 1935.  He was postmaster for 30 years, retiring in 1965.  He was past master of Landmark Lodge No. 222, at Herman.  He was also a member of Royal Arch Chapter No. 24 at Tekamah, Jordan Commandry No. 24 at Blair, Omaha Council No. 1 at Omaha and the Tangier Shrine at Omaha.  He has served his community as a member of the Herman Volunteer Fire Department and Herman Community Club.  He had also been active with the Salvation Army and the Selective Service System.  He had been the Herman Village Clerk for many years and was a member of the Herman Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and one sister, Mrs. John (Agnes) SUTTON.  He is survived by two sons, Jack WEST of Grand Island and Warren WEST of Omaha.  Five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Richard (June) NELSON of Blair; and a brother, Ernest WEST of Dent, Minnesota, also survive him.  Pallbearers will be his grandson, J. Michael WEST, and nephews, Hugh HUNT, Richard HUNT, Stephen SUTTON, David WEST, Ernest WEST, Gary WEST, and Nell WEST.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles BRODERSON, Stanley BRUNTON, Lee CLABORN, George (Joe) FITCH, Clarence (Shorty) HANSEN, Frank KORSHOJ, Gus LOWE, Ted SWANSON and Allen YOWELL.  Mrs. Eugene HUSK will be organist.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Go to Tombstones

I am including the following obituary on my family genealogy page because of the significance of this woman in my life.  Esther HANSEN was my teacher at Cuming City School in 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th grades.  My head and heart are full of memories of her - reading "Palace Wagon Family" (story of the Donner Party) after lunch, a chapter at a time, along with dozens of other books; encouraging a girl (me) to pitch softball when the boys said girls can't throw; announcing the shooting of President John F. Kennedy and suspending classes so we could gather round the radio to listen to the coverage and then sending us all home once he was pronounced dead because we needed to be with our families and watch history made on television; making sure our educations were balanced, in that little country school, with art, physical education, and music every day, while teaching science, reading, social studies, spelling, penmanship, math, literature, and health to 5 grades every single solitary day; setting up study groups and study pairs to keep everyone moving, long before anyone knew about special education; and teaching us respect for each other and for ourselves.  I loved her because she loved us - all of us, all of the time.  I'll never forget this woman and all she gave us.  They let her go after my 5th grade year because the law was re-written and she only had a two-year degree and they required 4 years - forget the fact she was the most incredible educator on the planet.  After a year of her replacement, Mrs. Moeller, who we ran out of Dodge (Mrs. Hansen would have been ashamed of us all) on a muddy, ugly field trip through the fields and woods after a rain (but she DID show up for the trip in a pencil skirt and heels and brought her 9-year-old daughter in a frilly dress, lacy socks and mary janes!!), they begged her to come back - and she agreed.  She'd been taking classes and she continued to finish her degree.  She was a friend, mentor and inspiration.

Obituary.  Online.  Oct 2014.  Esther C. HANSEN.  Graveside services for Esther C. HANSEN age 105 of Blair will be held Monday October 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Herman Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Sunday October 12 at Campbell Aman Funeral Home for 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Esther died October 10, 2014 at Memorial Community Hospital in Bair.  Esther HANSEN was born on December 19, 1908 on a farm southwest of Herman, Nebraska.  She attended the one room, Brodersen School.  She then attended Blair High School graduating in May of 1926.  She attended Wayne State College and took classes at Dana College and the University of Nebraska.  After teaching eleven years in Washington County Schools, she was married to Einar HANSEN.  To them a son, Don was born.  After Don reached school age, Esther went back to teaching, later doing substitute work at the three elementary schools in Blair.  She taught at Cumming City School from June 1955 to May 1970.  She enjoyed reading her bible until her vision failed, and then loved listening to talking books.  She is survived by her son Don (Debby) HANSEN of Blair, Grandson Scott (Lara) of Westminster, Colorado (Jake, Hanna, Zoe, & Cooper), Granddaughter Kelli SCHROEDER of Blair (Jennie), her Sister-in-law Francis of Omaha and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Marie KUBIE, her husband Einar, her sister Florence, and her brother, Howard.


Dale and Deb were married on December 28, 1977 on Deb's family's farm 2 miles north of Blair, Washington Co, NE


Dale is unaffiliated.

Deb is Roman Catholic.



Summer 1970 - GMAC, Long Branch, NJ
Summer 1971 and 1972 - Mail Room, Harry Diamond Laboratories, Washington, DC
1973-1974 - Secretary, Dutton-Lainson Company, Hastings, Hall Co, NE
1975-1976 - Cost Accounting Section, Harry Diamond Laboratories, Adelphi, Prince George's Co, MD
1976 - National Institute of Education, Washington, DC
1976-1978 - Budget Analyst, Naval Sea Systems Command, Crystal City, Arlington Co, VA
1978-1980 - Cost-Benefit Analyst, Army 7th Signal Command, Ft. Ritchie, MD
1981-1987 - Teacher (Secondary Special Education, Elementary Special Education, 6th grade, 7th-grade language arts), Center, Ralls Co, MO
1987-1991 - Area Supervisor, NE MO, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City, MO
1991-1993 - Regional Administrator, MD State Department of Education, Baltimore City, MD
                    (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's, Prince George's, Anne Arundel and Montgomery Co, MD)
1993-1997 - Director of Medicaid Billing and IDEA Compliance, Anne Arundel Co Board of Education, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co, MD
1997-2003 - State Contact, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Team A  (ND, SD, PA, DC, PR)
2003-2013 - Special Assistant for Policy and Fiscal Issues to the Director of the Monitoring and State Improvement Planning Division, OSEP




1951 - Deb born in Omaha, Douglas Co, NE
1937 - Dale born in Martinsburg, Berkeley Co, WV

1975 - Deb moves to Adelphi, Prince George's Co, MD
1977 - Deb moves to Hagerstown, MD
1980 - Deb and Dale move to Center, Ralls Co, MO
1991 - Deb and Dale, Katy and Jeremiah move to Randallstown, Baltimore Co, MD
1993 - Deb and Dale, Katy and Jeremiah move to Severn, Anne Arundel Co, MD
2013 - Deb, Dale and Katy move to Roanoke Co, VA
2013 - Deb and Dale begin full-time RVing - travel to southwest VA, KS, NE and MO.




SOURCE:  Deborah (JENSEN) and Dale Walton MORROW

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1a__Dale Christopher MORROW
     b.  3 Sep 1961, Oakland, Garrett County, MD
     child of:  Dale Walton & Linda Lane (GLOTFELTY) MORROW

     m.  23 Sep 1971, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Monroe City, Monroe County, MO

1as__Denise Ann ALLEN (nee GORDANIER)
     b.  6 Dec 1956, Hannibal, Marion County, MO
     child of:  Southern & Margie H. (GERRELTS) GORDANIER

Other Marriages:
Chris and Denise divorced in 1999.  Chris married 20 May 2000, Sunset Beach State Park, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County, CA, Dawn Lee WHISNANT.  They divorced in 2004.
Chris's current partner is Celene MOLINA.
Denise was previously married to Terry ALLEN of Monroe City, MO and they divorced without children.  Denise married 3d Vincent Smallwood in 2000.  They are divorced.  Denise m4 Johnny Moles.  They divorced c2005.

Children (with Denise):
1a1  Emily Virginia MORROW              b.  1 Oct 1983
1a2  Sarah Elisabeth MORROW            b.  28 Jul 1988
1a3  Michael Donovan MORROW        b.  29 Jan 1990
Children (with Celene):
1a4  Lorelei MORROW                        b.  10 Oct 2004
1a5  Gwendoly MORROW                   b.  ? 2006                    

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1b__Michael Jeffrey MORROW
     b.  27 Dec 1963, Oakland, Garrett County, MD
     child of:  Dale Walton & Linda Lane (GLOTFELTY) MORROW

     m. 10 Sep 1989, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, CA

1bs__Jill Christine MASON
     b.  30 Jan 1962, San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA
     child of:  Art & Virginia MASON

Other Marriages:  None.  Divorced from Chris c.1995

Children:  None

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1c  Jeremiah Merton Jensen MORROW
     b.  19 Jun 1984, Hannibal, Marion County, MO
     child of:  Dale Walton & Deborah (JENSEN) MORROW

1d  Kathryn Amanda Jane MORROW
     b.  20 Sep 1985, Hannibal, Marion County, MO
     child of:  Dale Walton & Deborah (JENSEN) MORROW

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