October 2 1996 October 7 2019
Blaine Kyle Morrow beloved son, brother, friend, teammate, and Colleague—died on Monday, October 7, 2019 at his family home in Grand lsland, NE. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday morning at the Grand Island Evangelical Free Church at 10 am. Visitation will be on Thursday evening from 5-8 pm, also at the church. He was 23 years old and employed at the Academies of Grand Island Senior High. He was born Oct 2, 1996 in Hays Kansas to Greg and Tracy (Ortegren) Morrow. Throughout his life Blaine approached everything he did with passion and energy. He was a thoughtful and deeply caring person, driven to make a positive difference in the lives of those he knew. Blaine’s drive and passion was most outwardly visible through his many athletic achievements. He excelled in multiple sports in High School and was a three-year starter in Football at Hastings College. Less visible and widely known was his drive to achieve off the field of athletic competition. He was a scholar student his whole life always working hard to learn, not just earn a grade. He loved to volunteer and enjoyed volunteering at Royal Family Kids Camp each year. He was passionate about impacting the lives of young people and was eager to pursue a career working with children. His passion and desire to achieve at times caused him to struggle with placing unreasonable pressures on himself. Perhaps this, or other things we will never understand, led to him choosing to end his short life just days after his 23rd birthday. Blaine loved the outdoors, especially spending time at the Farm. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, traveling to the mountains and working outside. He was never the most talented player, student, hunter or fisherman, but his work ethic, drive and love of competition helped him rise to the top in everything he did. He loved playing chess, cards, and any board game that offered intellectual challenge. Blaine leaves behind to cherish his memory his fiance, Marlena Ramirez and her parents Hector and Corina Ramirez and sisters Elizabeth and Beatriz Ramirez of Grand Island; his parents; two brothers, Jacob Morrow and Carter Morrow both of Grand Island; a sister-in-law Angelica Carlini Morrow; his grandparents Harold and Donna Ortegren of Marquette NE, and Bob and Veldeen Morrow of O’Neill NE; and his much loved aunts, uncles, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Roy Ortegren and great grandmother Mary Jean Pinkerman. Memorials are suggested to the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Blaine K. Morrow please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Blaine K Morrow October 2 1996 October 7 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Grand Island, state: Nebraska