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Don Morgan

Don Morgan

Robert "Don" Morgan

1946 - 2015 | Obituary Condolences
Robert "Don" Morgan Obituary
Robert "Don" Morgan

Don passed away peacefully surrounded in love by his precious family on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 of complications from pneumonia. He was born in Tacoma, Washington on March 3rd, 1946, and married the love of his life, Donna, on March 30, 1968. Along with his wife of 46 years, he is survived by brother Hal Morgan (Cheryl) of El Dorado, AR, son Brian Morgan (Donna) and daughter Shelley Swenson (Joel) and his beloved grandchildren Hunter, Tyler, Troy, Kailey and Megan, all of Bothell, WA.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 10th, from 2:00-4:00pm at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton, at 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle 98188.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project (
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 5 to Jan. 6, 2015

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01/08/15 11:53 AM #1    

Denise Morgan (Todd)

          Don was always such a fun guy. I will never forget him. I talked to him at the 50th Reunion.

My Sympathy goes out to his family.

                                                Denise Morgan Bennett Todd

                                                Class of 1964

01/09/15 05:06 PM #2    

Gordon Reilly

Like many of those I graduated with in 1964, I lost track of Don Morgan, and I was so pleased to shake his hand, and chat for a bit at our 50th class reunion.  So sorry to hear of his passing, such a cheerful guy who seem to see the best in others.  He will be missed by his family and friends.  RIP Don.

01/09/15 05:26 PM #3    

Lois (Aka Bootie-Boots) Bailey (Allison)

So very saddened to hear of Don's passing. His brillant smile will continue to light up the sky, and his warm spirit will live in the children and grandchildren - the great legacy he has left behind.  I remember seeing Don with Donna so many years ago, and thinking..."Wow, I hope they have children, because if they do..those children will be absolutely beautiful".  Don, even in his youth (before marriage) was in love with his family.  I can remember him at the baseball games of our younger brothers.  Hal, he was a great champion of yours even back in the day.  

I shared this sad news with a couple of friends who knew Don in highschool as well.  I'd like to share what Pat (aka Sam) said:

"The thing I remember about Don was when President Kennedy was assassinated and he went out to the flag pole in the middle of our school and stood saluting the American Flag.  It brought all of us to the importance of that day.  I remember him fondly for that, and other things - He was a great, nice guy to all of us.

01/11/15 10:53 AM #4    

Mary Ellen Russell (Van Zyl)

So saddened to hear of Don's passing. He gave heart and soul to the class of 64. It will take a long time for me to accept that he has really left us. RIP Don, you lived the very best of lives. Condolences to his family and especially Donna who has lost the love of her life too soon.

01/11/15 04:24 PM #5    

Jim Cissell

Don bought so much light and laughter and warmth to everyone he met.

Gini and Brian


I'm so sorry to hear about Don!  He was such a gentle, affable person.  His passing is a big loss.

Judy Gelner Curran


This is very sad news for us. We will not be able to attend the celebration. Please extend our condolences to Don's family.

Rod & Jill Claus


Clif and I were sad to hear of Don's passing. We are keeping his family in our prayers. 

Carla and Clif Orcutt


I have fond memories of Don playing drums in a small dixieland combo with Doug Sonju, Bob Peak, Bill Grether, and me on a few gigs around Des Moines.  Although we cannot attend, our thoughts are with Don's family. 

Jim & Diane Kring


I wish I could be there. Don was a good person. I am sad over his death.

Liana Linder Nordell Wiik


So sorry to hear about Don.  We're all going to miss his bright cheery face.  He always seemed to light up the room. 

Larry & Peg Martini


I just can't believe Don is gone.  I'm so glad I had a chance to see him again last year.  What a loss!

Patricia Smith Wilson

01/12/15 05:35 AM #6    

James R Brummet

A prayer for Don Morgan's love ones and friends: Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss that all these feel at this time. So many hearts are broken and so many spirits mourns. All I know is that Your grace is sufficient. This day, this hour Moment by moment let all these ones lean on You, for when we are at our weakest Your strength is strongest. Let these ones all pour out their grief to You oh gracious Lord and Savior. And praise You that on one glorious day When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered We shall walk together again. amen

01/12/15 09:37 AM #7    

Jim Cissell

Thanks, James.

01/13/15 06:09 PM #8    

Donna Miller (McLain)

Watched the Don Morgan slide show that Jim Cissell posted in his e-mail at and it brought back all of the big heartedness that Don has shown all of his life.  So full of love and laughter that I weep to think he's gone.  Thank you for the gift of the family photos -- what a legacy!  Fitting that they did a Bed & Breakfast with their welcoming nature and open arms.  Hope our class and his family will continue to tell the warm and funny stories to remind us of how he stood tall among us even at a tender age.


01/13/15 09:05 PM #9    

Leslie Harris (Walters)

James Brummett  thank you so much for your wonderful prayer for our Brother Don who has gone on to be with our Lord and Saviour...Don is at peace

now the only concern I have is that he is going to be watching over us and we really have to be on our best behaviour...hopefully I can be a good girl :-) 

I know that Donna and their entire family is being carefully guarded and protected   HOORAY!!



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