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Paul R Morse

Born: 6/13/1948, Salt Lake City, Utah
Death: 2/22/2019, Moab, Utah

Paul R. Morse passed away peacefully on Friday, February 22, 2019, at the Canyonlands Care Center. Paul was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Yvonne and Nolan Morse, in 1948. The family lived in Texas and Oklahoma before Nolan and Yvonne retired to Nolanís home town of Moab, Utah. Soon afterwards, some of the Morse clan followed, including Paul. He became known for his meticulous interior finish carpentry, and also for his whimsical furniture made from castoff pieces of lumber.

Paul and Rose Griffin married, and for 14 years they ran the Bedrock Store in Bedrock, Colorado. In 2006, Paul moved back to Moab and worked various jobs and also played his harmonica in several Moab bands. He loved to play his instruments, tell stories to the tourists in his business, and make things.

He is survived by his four siblings: Mike, Steve, Tim, and Susan, and nieces and nephews, Michelle, Nancy, Bill and Tom.

At Paulís request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held.

Tributes:

My condolences to the friends and family of Paul Morse. I too, recall his graciousness and gentle spirit, both at the Bedrock Store and while working in my home so conscientiously about 10 years ago with the crew from Westside Woodworks. He (and former wife Rose) will continue to be in cherished memories from my "early days" in Moab. May his spirit celebrate this spring as the Dolores River waters flow once again.
Regards, Karla VanderZanden
- Karla VanderZanden

My condolences for Paul's death. I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Paul shortly after moving to Moab in 1990. He did custom work on my front door and an in the wall spice rack. Occasionally we take the long way home from Grand Junction and stop in Bedrock to see Paul. One time I remember he looked just like a figure from a museum sitting in his rocking with his pipe. I was startled when he moved. I will always remember his droll humor and dry wit.
- Dorothy Hoffman

My condolences for Paul's death. I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting Paul shortly after moving to Moab in 1990. He did custom work on my front door and an in the wall spice rack. Occasionally we take the long way home from Grand Junction and stop in Bedrock to see Paul. One time I remember he looked just like a figure from a museum sitting in his rocking with his pipe. I was startled when he moved.

I will always remember his droll humor and dry wit.
- Dorothy Hoffman

Just saw this and am deeply saddened. I knew Paul from his Oklahoma days. He was my first room mate after I got out of the service. That was even before his Woodpecker Hillbilly days. Came to visit Paul 9 years ago in Moab, and he showed me all the sights and made my visit a most memorable one. Truely, Paul was one of the neatest persons I have ever known. My condolences to his family.
- Christopher "Kit" Cargill

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