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Carl H. Morrow
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A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 at Grace Community Christian Church, 3754 E. Service Rd., Ceres, for Carl Homer Morrow, 91, of Ceres. He died Nov. 14, 2007.

Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel was in charge if private interment at Ceres Memorial Park.

Born Sept. 10, 1916, Mr. Morrow was a native of Iberia, Mo., and came to Ceres in 1936. He worked at ranch work in the Ceres area until 1941, when he joined the Army. In 1943, Carl went to Europe with the 272 Infantry Regiment where he saw combat shortly after D-Day. He received the Bronze Star and other medals and ribbons. Carl returned to the United States in October 1945 and was discharged.

He was a lifetime member of the Ceres American Legion Post 491 and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 4144 in Modesto. In 1967 Mr. Morrow helped set up the Memory Lane of Flags in the Ceres Cemetery, which thousands of people have admired on Memorial Day since that time.

Mr. Morrow took up carpentry work in Ceres and enjoyed working with wood. He retired in 1966 due to ill health. He became a Christian in 1966, baptized at the Church of Christ in Turlock where he was active until 1969 when he joined First Church of Christ in Ceres. He served as deacon, trustee and elder for 15 years. In 1975 he was ordained as Minister of Encouragement at Ceres Christian Church. He enjoyed visiting and praying with people in their homes, convalescent hospitals, and hospitals. Carl joined Grace Community Christian Church in 1991 as a charter member.

Mr. Morrow leaves behind his stepson-in-law, Robert Pang of Honolulu, Hawaii; and three granddaughters, four great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mary Morrow, who died Jan. 31, 2000; and his stepdaughter, Vaughn Dell.

Remembrances may be sent to Grace Community Christian Church, in memory of Carl Morrow.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier / November 21, 2007