On October 29, 2023, George Morrison passed away at Everett Providence Hospital from Parkinson’s disease. George Morrison grew up in West Seattle with his parents George and Marguerite and siblings Kate, Patrick and Betty.
He attended Holy Rosary Church & Grade School, Seattle Prep High School and Gonzaga University. Following graduation George stayed on at Gonzaga to coach Freshman Basketball for one year, then moved back to Seattle to teach and coach at Blanchet High School for the next 13 years until he was recruited by Lou Tice to join the Pacific Institute team.
In 1977 he married Pam Mickelson, a teacher in the Shoreline School District. From the late1980’s forward George worked at Bayliner Boats and U.S.Marine Corporation in Arlington, WA as Human Resources Director. In 1994 George and Pam moved to Mukilteo, WA. George retired from U. S. Marine in 2011 and soon after joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County as HR Director until he retired for the second time at age 81.
George was a remarkable life-long athlete: a competitive youth ice skater, high school and college ball player, a golfer, runner and walker. Watching sports was next-best to playing, especially watching the Gonzaga Basketball Bulldogs he played for from 1956-1960. Most of all, we remember George for his dedication and support of people wherever he was. He believed in the goodness and potential of everyone. George’s personal ethics and influence are tribute to his family, his Catholic education and his athletic values. He was fun, very social, kind-and always a gentleman. George’s charming smile came from a loving heart. He was truly special. A private remembrance will be held in 2024.