The Idaho Republican Party has established the Dedra A. Morris Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of the 22-year-old party worker who died Sunday in an auto accident.
The scholarship will be awarded annually “to a deserving candidate who demonstrates the essence of Dedra and her passion for life,” according to a news release.
Morris, the first person in her family to graduate college, earned a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in 2012. She was president of the College Republicans at BSU and began working for the state party in 2010. When she died, Morris was the party’s administrative assistant.
The GOP is asking that in lieu of flowers people contribute to the scholarship by sending checks to the Idaho Republican Party, c/o Dedra A. Morris Memorial Scholarship, P.O. Box 2267, Boise, ID 83701.
The Boise service for Morris will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday at the Crystal Ballroom on the second floor of the Hoff Building, at 8th and Bannock streets.
Morris’ family also will hold a memorial western barbeque on May 11 in her hometown of Yerrington, Nev. To RSVP or make lodging arrangements, call Pat at (775) 316-0018 or Brenda at (775) 316-1255.