Joyce Arlene Hinshaw

                                                        ┌── John Doderidge Hinshaw
                                                        │    1857-1939 
                             ┌── Herbert Boyd Hinshaw ──┤
                             │    1890-1941             │
                             │                          └── Bertha R. Lacey
                             │                               1874-?    
Joyce Arlene Hinshaw ────────┤
B: 1925                      │
                             └── Theo Brown
M: George Angus Morrison, II

Joyce Arlene Hinshaw     [ID 11249] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Sep 12 1925.1  

She married George Angus Morrison, II, 1943.1,2  George, son of George Angus Morrison & Faye Cranston, was born Mar 23 1926, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.2  


Laural Lee Morrison, born Feb 3 1944; died 1945.
Kathryn Morrison, born Jan 10 1949.
George Angus Morrison, born May 12 1950.
Richard Arlen Morrison, born Sep 13 1951; died Mar 23 2010. 3
James Boyd Morrison, born Oct 31 1953; died c1962.

Joyce and George were apparently divorced.  George remarried.2  

George died Aug 2 2007, at his home, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington; age 81.2  

George's obituary was published in the "Anchorage Daily News" (Anchorage, Alaska) on August 7, 2007:2,4

George Morrison Jr.  

Former Alaska resident George A. Morrison Jr., 81, died Aug. 2, 2007, at his home in Spokane, Wash.  

His family said, "He has met the final challenges implied in his favorite joke about 'all the brass in these golden years'.  

"He leaves his wife, family, and friends with many memories from the last eight decades lived mostly in Spokane and Alaska."  

A service will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave, in Spokane.  Visitation was Monday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home in Spokane.  

Born March 23, 1926, to George A. Morrison and Faye Cranston Morrison in Spokane, he grew up attending local schools, including North Central High School.  He served in the U.S Navy, first during World War II and then again during the Korean conflict.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of chief petty officer.  He attended Gonzaga University, graduating with a business administration degree in 1954.  He also had a teaching certificate, and after a brief teaching experience said, "Teaching is the hardest job I ever had, and the one I enjoyed the most."  

He fathered five children with Joyce Hinshaw Morrison of Harrington, Wash., after their marriage in 1943.  He moved his family to Juneau in 1955 while employed with the Internal Revenue Service.  Although they also lived for short periods of time in Ketchikan and San Francisco, by 1960 his family was settled in Juneau for the next 10 years.  He then lived in Anchorage until 1985, when he returned to Spokane to settle into his Park Place home with wife Barbara Celka.  

His employment with the State of Alaska as director of the Division of Legislative Audit eventually led to his appointment as commissioner of revenue in 1968, serving in the administrations of governors Walter J. Hickel and Keith Miller.  During those years, his department oversaw the bidding for petroleum drilling leases on the North Slope.  

He then served as state comptroller for the Alaska Judiciary System before becoming an investment banker while working as a senior vice president at Alaska Mutual Savings Bank in Anchorage.  He worked part time during his "retirement" as a bus driver for Laidlaw for 15 years; many children in Spokane may remember him from his bus route that served handicapped students.  

His family wrote: "Mr. Morrison lived his life fully, enjoying his extended family and friends, his work, his dogs and cats, and his lifelong interest in automobiles of all kinds.  At age 14, he purchased his first car, a Pontiac, and had most recently bought a 2007 Ford.  He maintained a keen interest in national and political affairs, and never failed to laugh at a good joke or to respond with kind interest in the lives of others."  

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Kathryn L. Morrison of Anchorage; son, George A. Morrison III of Baltimore, Md.; son, Richard A. Morrison of Anchorage; grandchildren, George, Nellie, R.J., and Rachelle, all of Anchorage; sister, Jerry Alarie of Anchorage; brother, Royal Bradley Morrison of Spokane; many nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law as well as lifelong friend, Dick Russell of Spokane.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Janet Dolan and Jean Russell; his first child, Laural Lee;and youngest son, James Boyd.


  1. Contribution from Jennie Morrison () citing: family bible.
  2. Obituary of George A. Morrison, Jr.; "Anchorage Daily News", Aug 7 2007:
  3. Contribution from George Morrison ().
  4. Obituary of George A. Morrison, Jr.; "The Spokesman Review", Aug 6 2007:

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