Morris M. Mullis

TEN SLEEP – Morris M. Mullis, 76-year-old Ten Sleep resident, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
Morris was born on Aug. 11, 1935 in Orleans, Neb., a son of Carl R. and Adria G. (Newton) Mullis. He grew up in several communities in southern Nebraska where he graduated in 1953 from Beaver City High School.
Following graduation, he held several jobs including working for a candy company in Minneapolis, Minn. for a short time, working road construction in Nebraska and became a long-haul truck driver for several years.
He was married on July 14, 1958 in Beaver City to Lana L. Hall. They made their home in Holdrege, Neb. where Morris was employed by the Rural Electric Company for 10 years. During this time, he made many trips to Wyoming to hunt and fish. A job opportunity came about and the family moved to Ten Sleep in the fall of 1969. 
He began his employment working as a foreman for REA and retired on Dec. 14, 1995.
He enjoyed hunting, he could be found at Boysen Reservoir fishing whenever possible. He also enjoyed 4-wheeling with family and friends. He made many macramé chairs and loved to weld.
He was a member of the Cloud Peak Good Sam’s Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Mullis.
Morris is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lana of Ten Sleep; and three sons, Phillip Mullis and Norman (Penny Stalder) Mullis all of Ten Sleep, and Aron (Penny French) Mullis of Worland.
Memorial services will be held later this spring in Ten Sleep. Burial of the cremains will be in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ten Sleep Library or the Ten Sleep Fire Department in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, Wyo. 82401. Online condolences may be made at  or mailed to P.O. Box 166, Ten Sleep, Wyo. 82442.
Bryant Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.