obit Pat Morrison Color PortraitOn the evening of May 21, Patricia Roland Kelso Morrison passed away peacefully of natural causes. She was being visited and comforted by family members at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, NM at the time of her passing. She was 81 years old. Patricia was born in Monte Vista, Colo., on Jan. 4, 1935. She was the third child and the first daughter of Jack Roland and Margret Steppen Roland. After graduating from Monte Vista High School, she attended Adams State College before becoming a homemaker. She lived in Tijeras since 1977 and is survived by Grant Morrison, her husband of 40 years; sisters Ann Miller of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Ruth Waters of San Diego, Calif.; three sons and two daughters, David Kelso, Steven Kelso and wife Nidea, and Randy Kelso, all of Las Vegas, Nev.; Laurie Houston and husband Tom of Ocean City, N.J., Doris Goodman and husband Roy of Moriarty; stepchildren David Morrison and wife Patty of San Antonio, Texas, Marlene Celia and husband Rick of Houston, Texas, and Brian Morrison of Albuquerque. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. She was an accomplished artist, pianist, and singing teacher. She specialized in Western Art, painting portraits of elder American Indians. Many people from Colorado’s San Luis Valley treasured her oil paintings. She was a long-time member and former president of East Mountain Women’s Aglow. She and Grant traveled to all 50 states, 30 national parks and 20 countries, including Israel and Greece, and cruised many rivers throughout Europe. “She lived three lives and the best is yet to come.”