Memorial Service
Combest Family Memorial Chapel
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Saturday, August 3, 2019
2:00 p.m.
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Jill Catherine Morphew

of New Deal, TX

March 19, 1956 - July 28, 2019

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Jill Catherine Morphew, 63, of New Deal, Texas, and Pueblo West, Colorado, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019. She was born on March 19, 1956, in West Covina, California, to Robert and Marilyn Bishop. She was the answer to years of prayers for a baby sister by her big brother Larry. Larry fulfilled his role of big brother by protecting her from neighborhood bullies and subsequent teenage suiters. Jill was a happy and outgoing child who made friends easily and loved animals, both traits that would carry on through adulthood. Once, Jill disappeared only for her mother to find her petting a wild horse her uncle wouldn’t let anyone near as it couldn’t be tamed. She had a way of making people and animals alike feel comfortable and loved.

Jill’s formative years were spent in Denver, Colorado, where she was an eager student who loved to study languages including Spanish, French, Hebrew, and Greek. She discovered her calling in life when she found Christ as a teenager. Jill dreamed of spreading God’s word across the world, becoming a wife and starting a family. She found a second home in the church where she met Kip who fell in love with her joyful smile and infectious laugh. Jill and Kip were married on October 19, 1976, in Morrison, Colorado, in his parents’ home.

Jill and Kip spent their life together serving others. This began when they were foster parents as newlyweds and continued with the adoption of their own children. Over the years they ministered by opening their home to people who were in need. The Morphew’s home was welcome to all and filled with scripture written in Jill’s beautiful penmanship and the scent of her famous homemade pizza and chicken nuggets.

As a family the Morphews enjoyed 4 wheeling, hiking, and camping in the Colorado Mountains. They later found a love for the northern California coast where Jill would sit for hours watching the whales in the ocean. Whether at home or on visits to the mountains, Jill loved to go on walks where she would sing hymns and pray. Jill was a living example of the fruits of the Spirit: Joy, love, peace, and patience—especially for her children and grandchildren.

It’s been said that Jill never met a stranger. Her fellowship extended to Belgium and beyond. When Jill’s health began to decline, she received thousands of prayers from around the world and was always sustained by her faith. She will be remembered for her kind smile and gentle nature.
Jill is survived by her husband David Kip Morphew; children Rocky Morphew and his wife Crystal, Jennifer Ard and her husband Dean, Branson Morphew, and Zackary Morphew; brother Larry Bishop and his wife Edwina.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Marilyn Bishop.

A memorial service for Jill will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 3rd, 2019, at Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Memorials can be sent to Colorado Christian Services.

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11 Condolence(s)
Kevin Kell
Denver, CO
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Kip and Family,

I cannot express enough my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Jill was a kind and gentle soul. Her faith was an inspiration to many of us in the Bear Valley youth group. Our prayers are with you. May the Lord bless you and your family.

Leon and Connie Jeal
Victoria, BC,
Saturday, August 3, 2019

I am so grateful to God for forty-five years of friendship with Jill and for her joy, unconditional love and inclination to see the best in people. I am also grateful for so many shared times in prayer, in singing God’s praises, in sharing scriptures and our walks with God, and in laughter. Most of all I am grateful to know that Jill is joyfully in the presence of His glory. Kip and family, Larry and family, we grieve your loss. May God comfort you. How we wish we could be with you today.

Don Derstine
Lubbock, TX
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Everyone is in my prayers

Marsha (Maynard) Dowell
San Antonio, TX
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Kip and family - I was blessed to call sweet, smiling, giggling Jill my one of my dear friends while at Lubbock Christian College. A Christian woman with a beautiful soul. Prayers and sincere sympathy. She is with her Lord, yet deeply missed.

Nancy Scofield
Colorado City, CO
Monday, July 29, 2019

My favorite memory of Jill is her beautiful, genuine smile. My sincere condolences to Kipp and the family.

Mr & Mrs David L Salazar
Monday, July 29, 2019

Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family. We will keep you in our hearts.

Rick &Teresa Mathews
Pueblo, CO
Monday, July 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss , your in our thoughts.

Kay Kinnamon
St John, KS
Monday, July 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I know she fought long and hard. Now, she is no longer in pain and is at rest.

Cynthia Evans
Lubbock, TX
Monday, July 29, 2019

To the Morphew family our hearts go out to you and you are in our prayers. The future is going to be difficult, but please try and remember the good times. God bless you!

Janice Bowland
Lubbock, TX
Monday, July 29, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort.

Tommye McLemore
Denver, CO
Monday, July 29, 2019

Dear Kip, I’m so sorry for your loss. My God bless you at this difficult time.