Morrene Marie Grina

September 17, 2009


Past Services

Wednesday September 23, 2009
10:30 am
Chapel at Fort Eustis
Building 923
Newport News, VA 23608
757-878-1316 | Directions

Morrene Marie Grina, 66, of Newport News died Thursday, September 17, 2009. She was a civil service editor employed at the Department of the Army, Fort Eustis, Va.

Mrs. Grina is survived by two sons, James Gillespie and his wife, Amy of Minnesota, and James Grina and his significant other, Michael of Texas; two brothers, Gary Fuller and his wife, Pat of Washington and Skip Fuller and his wife, Joan of Florida; and two grandchildren, Alexandra Gillespie and Jackson Gillespie of Minnesota. She is also survived by her close friend and longtime companion, Rocky Tipps of Virginia.

A Celebration of Morrene’s Life will be held at the Chapel at Fort Eustis, 10:30am Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Diabetes Association, attention Juvenile Diabetes, P.O Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312 or to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk, VA. 23507.

Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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Bill and Gayle Braley
7 years ago

Gayle and I are so sorry and deeply saddened to hear of MO’s passing. We will keep her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

SFC Elizabeth B.A. Smith
7 years ago

I am so sorry I could not be there to help during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies go out to all of Mo’s family and friends. She was a very special person and was loved by us all. I will truly miss her every day!

Lynette Harris
7 years ago

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

SFC Michelle Smith
7 years ago

I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

7 years ago

I will sadly miss both her sweet sweet smile and sharp wit. Mo’ was the real thing. I pray Gods mercy and grace on the family

during this time.


7 years ago


Roger Jolly
7 years ago

Mo has been the mother I never had for the past 15 years. I will never forget her words of wisdom.

My heart aches. I miss you Mo!


John Berry
7 years ago


We all Loved YOU! I will miss our talks about life and this place. My thoughts go out to your family and Rocky our brother in arms. It’s a new adventure as you once told me. God Speed Mo.

The Wilsons
7 years ago

Ms. Moe you will be greatly missed. You meant so much to so many people. We are thankful for getting to know you over these past few years. Thank you for all the inspiration and always listening.

Lillie Brown
7 years ago

My prayers are with you and your family.


Carolyn Farmer
7 years ago

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all, may God continue to bless and keep you in his loving arms.

Laverne Adams
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you. “Mo” will be truly missed.

Mr Michael Hudon
7 years ago

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Morrene Marie Grina’s and Her family and friends. We will always remember Morrene for Her smiling face, thoughtful words, and willingness to help those around Her!

Alan & Julie Ludington
7 years ago

Our world just got a little dimmer with the lose of such a wonderful person. Mo you will be deeply missed by so many. Our hopes and prayers go out to her family and especially Rocky.

SFC Joel T. Williamson
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss; Ms. Morrene will be missed.

SFC Joel T. Williamson

3rd Staff Orderly Room

Troy Meacham
7 years ago

The world grew a little darker then. One of my best friends and favorite people ever, Morrene was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to, to give me advice or just to pass the time with, even when I was half a world away. Mo, you will be greatly missed; words cannot describe the hole that is left in my heart and soul.