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Wanda LaRee Morrow

January 26, 1934 — April 6, 2024

San Benito, Texas

Our sweet matriarch, Wanda LaRee Cash Morrow, gained her entry into heaven on April 6th, passing peacefully in her sleep.  She was preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Retie Cash.  LaRee was born in Marlow, Oklahoma and at the tender age of two she moved to Lyford where her father was called to preach at the Primitive Baptist Church.  She graduated from Lyford High School and met Glenn Morrow, the love of her life and they married in 1962.  They had three boys in a year, Sam, Joey and Jonathan.  Joey and Jonathan were twins and she didn’t know she was expecting twins, and they were born at 6 ½ months.  Jonathan was too little to survive, and Joey was born with Cerebral Palsy.  They lived and farmed in the Rangerville area.  Glenn was tragically killed in a car accident in April of 1980, leaving LaRee with a crop in the field and two high school boys to raise.  That same summer, Hurricane Allen hit, but with the help of all of the farmers in the area and their foreman Israel, they got through.  

After Sam graduated from high school, he told his mother he wasn’t going to college, he was going to stay home and farm.  She told him she would sell every acre of land they owned if he did that, so he went off to school, coming home during the summer months to help with the harvest.  After he graduated, she told him that he needed to go work for someone else before coming to work for the farm.  So, he did as she requested and then joined her to run the farm in 1990.  She was a woman in a man’s world and she earned the respect of others by successfully running the farm until she developed Alzheimer's.   

Traveling and raising Joey were her two passions.  She wanted to ensure that Joey got to experience things that people without disabilities got to do.  They loved to cruise with her sister Loretta, and they went all over.  They saw Alaska, the Panama Canal and Hawaii to name a few.  Granny Ree as we affectionately called her was always very well put together and enjoyed eating at fine establishments.  But nothing will replace the memory of her working with Ally her granddaughter, teaching her how to cut up meat, or teaching her great-granddaughters how to make corn tortillas from scratch.  Tacos were a staple on Friday nights, with Saturday Specials with the left-over taco meat the next day for lunch.  She was an amazing cook because of the love she put into her food.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Milton Cash, John Troy Cash, Don Cash, Lyndon Cash, Aaron Cash and her sisters Leatha Jeffrey and Loretta Risica.  Her beloved husband, Glenn Morrow, and sons Joey and Jonathan Morrow.  

She is survived by her son Sam Morrow and his wife Missy, her granddaughter Ally Morrow and her precious great granddaughters that lit up her world, Emery, Payten and Laney.  She is also survived by her sister Lela Adams and numerous nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.  

LaRee lived a very full life until her disease no longer allowed her to travel, but she loved to hear stories of what was going on in everyone’s lives and to look at pictures of her family.  We will be having graveside services only, where we will bury her and Joey’s ashes.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations to the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show scholarship fund ( in her memory.  

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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