Dorothy Morris: Arizona shooting victim, married to high school sweetheart, and mother
Dorothy Morris, 76, and her husband George went to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords's (D-AZ) Congress on the Corner event in Tucson, only to be caught in the line of fire. Dorothy Morris was declared dead on the scene, while her husband remains in critical condition at the University Medical Center in Tucson, the Reno Gazette-Journal writes.
The couple were Reno High School sweethearts, according to the Gazette-Journal, and have two daughters, Kim Hardy and Tori Nelson, who live in Las Vegas.
Neighbors said the Morrises moved to Tucson more than a decade ago from Nevada. Dorothy was a secretary and homemaker; George, who was shot in the shoulder, is a former pilot for United Airlines and the Marine Corps.
The corps flag and a U.S. flag flew daily outside their home, neighbors said. They were often seen walking around their retirement community, called Sun City Vistoso, and Dorothy went to a local Bible study class.
The couple would go away in the winter, in their camper, to visit children in Oregon. A few years ago, their children threw them a 50th anniversary party, inviting some of the neighbors.
"Nice people, not a bad word to say about them," said Marie Bender, one of their neighbors.
Theola Labbe-DeBose. James Buck and Melissa Bell
| January 10, 2011; 8:05 AM ET
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