It is with profound sorrow that the family announces the passing of Valente Eduardo Morin, 67, of Amarillo, TX on January 22, 2021, with his loving family by his side.
Val was born in Cincinnati, OH on August 14, 1953, to Juanita and Moises Morin.
Val graduated from Caprock High School in 1972. He was an avid athlete playing baseball, football, and wrestling for Caprock. He was a baseball pitcher at Eastern Oklahoma State and Texas Tech University. He played for the Amarillo A’s, a semi-pro team. Val started working for Santa Fe Railroad in April of 1976 and he retired in September of 2013. Making many friends and long-term relationships. Val has two daughters, Amanda Moreno and Haley Bendeck. Val married Shelley Storms in May of 2005.
Val bought his first Harley motorcycle in 2001 and enjoyed many adventures with Shelley. He has always loved hunting every season with friends and family, especially Uncle Buddy. He very much loved traveling and taking his kids and grandkids all over the US. He even braved 6 grandkids at once to Mount Rushmore by himself. He entertained himself by playing the guitar, doing puzzles, and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita and Moises Morin of Amarillo, and his brother, Rick Morin of Amarillo.
He is survived by his wife, Shelley of Amarillo; his sister, Teresa Gonzales, of Amarillo; brother, Moses Morin (wife, Barbara) of Amarillo; his two baby girls, Amanda Moreno (husband, Rudy) of Amarillo, and Haley Bendeck (husband, Neyib) of Little Elm and their mother, Janice Fielding (husband, Mike) of Crossroads; three stepsons, Jaymes Ellsworth (wife, Leanna) of Pangnirtung, Nunavut Territory Canada, Jonathan Ellsworth (wife, Christine) of Iqaluit, Nunavut Territory, Canada, and Mike Ellsworth (wife, Katie) of Jasper, Alberta, Canada; 13 grandchildren, Zachary, Hayven, Daxton, Jordan, Nathalie, Nathan, Jeremy, Jaymes Jr., Liam, Jaxton, Ava, Reid, and Sam.
Please come join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at 4:00 PM to visit with family. We will take time to observe a video tribute and share memories at 6:00 P.M. Stay and enjoy a feast in his honor afterward. Bring your guitars and voices. Please RSVP with a name and number of people by texting or calling (806)676-6284 for location and directions.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House in his memory.