Allison Jo Morris (January 27, 1989-June 2, 2017)
Allison was born and raised in Cedar Falls, Iowa and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 2007. She earned her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in 2013 and immediately secured a job in Phoenix, Arizona at a rehab facility.
Allison started golfing at very young age, participating in many local golf events and on her high school golf team. She worked at three local golf courses, in addition to several other part-time jobs.
Allison married Spencer Keim on October 2, 2016.
On December 8, 2016, Allison suffered a massive brain aneurysm and was hospitalized at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix for 55 days. Physically, Allison recuperated, but she had lost her short-term memory. During mid-March 2017, she was accepted into an intense rehab program at Barrow. Allison was learning to function without having a short-term memory, and the therapists believed she’d eventually be able to return to work within a year.
On May 30, 2017, Allison experienced another aneurysm, which this time proved fatal. Allison was an organ donor (saving four lives), and she lived every day to the absolute fullest! She was always bringing people together, making time for her many friends, and always looking for the next new adventure. She accomplished more in 28 years than most people do in an entire lifetime!
She wore this tattoo proudly on her forearm: “I Am Enough”. Our hope is you can live your life believing the same thing about yourself as she did about herself.
Thank you for helping us keep her memory alive by helping future UNI students enter the same field that she had chosen.