Jayne Morrell of Napa, California passed away on December 23, 2022 at 90 years of age. Her
end of days were filled with the same great courage with which she faced her entire life and with
her heartfelt ability to take care of others before caring for herself. Jayne was born to R.L. and
Ruby McKenzie on July 9, 1932 in Temple, OK. She graduated from Grace Hospital School of
Nursing in Hutchinson, KS, in 1953 and began working in Albuquerque, NM. It was there she
met her future husband, Edward L. Morrell. After eventually landing in Napa in 1971, she
returned to nursing at the Queen of the Valley Hospital for 10 years. In the interim, she had
become the mother of three children, Greg, Kate, and Brad.
Jayne Morrell was a remarkable person, devoted wife and mother, loyal to her friends, and a
dedicated servant to her community. She spent countless hours in volunteer service to the
Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley, First
Presbyterian Church, Community Projects, and the Art and Garden Club.
Jayne is survived by her sons, Greg (Carrie) of Joplin, MO, Brad (Lori) of Napa, CA, daughter,
Kate of Portland, OR and her precious grandchildren, Maddisen (Tyler), Drake, Emma, and
Claire. Also, brothers Jim and Gary McKenzie and sisters Ann Chittick and Barbara McKenzie.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Monday, January 23, 2023 in the Tulocay Chapel
with a visitation at 10:00 am and service at 11:00. This will be followed by a reception in the
Chapel Courtyard. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Queen of
the Valley Foundation Endowment Fund, 1000 Trancas St. Napa, CA 94558 and to Napa
Valley College to the Jayne Morrell Nursing Scholarship. Condolences to the family may be
made online at www.tulocaycemetery.org