Floyd Morrow was born Jan. 20, 1933 in Wichita Falls, Texas. When he was 4 years old his mother, who was in poverty and in declining health, put he and his twin brother Lloyd up for adoption. The Morrow family, who lived near Electra Texas, took him in. he joined the Marines after graduating from high school and was stationed in San Diego in 1951. He met his future wife, Marlene Peterson, before going to fight in the Korean War.
After marrying, Floyd and Marlene moved to Austin where he earned his accounting and law degrees from the University of Texas. After graduation, they returned to San Diego where Floyd worked as an attorney at Ryan Aeronautical, the City of San Diego, and his own law firm. Floyd served on the City Council from 1965 to 1977, where he was a voice for progressive politics at a time when that was rare in San Diego. He championed campaign finance legislation, and helped establish Lindbergh Park, Tecolote Canyon, and the Pacific Rim Park in Tijuana.
He was community-oriented and was active with a number of civic groups including Activist San Diego (the owner of KNSJ), the March of Dimes, SD Democratic Central Committee, Exchange Club, SD United Nations, Leon Sister City, Mission Valley and La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Clubs. Floyd had a passion for parks and open space and. Floyd lived life to its fullest. He was an avid sports fan and a world traveler. He was a devoted family man. He had six brothers who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Marlene of 65 years, his three children Darlene (Mark), Shawn (Janine), and Lance (Val), and four grandchildren Brandt (Stacey) and Bryce Truver, and Caitlin and Adrienne Morrow. In lieu of flowers, consider donating to The Rotary Foundation, Activist San Diego, Alzheimer San Diego, or Lightbridge Hospice. A military memorial will be held at Ft. Rosecrans and then a celebration of life reception for friends and family on Oct. 28 from 2:30 pm to 5 pm at St. Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran Church at 1371 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
Morrow, who died Oct. 3 at age 86, will be greatly missed.