Lee Morgan, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went home to live with the Lord on December 08, 2014, in Rifle, Colorado.
Lee was born May 20, 1928, to Troy and Nelda (Toland) Morgan in Grand Junction, Colorado. He grew up on Divide Creek and in Rifle, Colorado. Lee married Wilma Morehouse on January 3, 1951. Lee and Wilma had four children, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Georgia Rae Liggett; and son, Mark Morgan. Lee is survived by brother, Ted (Cheryl) Morgan; wife, Wilma Morgan; daughter, Michelle (Dennis) Zwickl; sons, Mike Morgan and Matt (Jill) Morgan. He is also survived by his grandchildren, their spouses and great-grandchildren: Jennifer Zwickl (son, Marc), Brenda (Zwickl) and Tim Johnson (Daughters, Eliana and Gabriella), Jason and Kristina Zwickl (sons, Carter and Taylor), Joshua Morgan, Jannelle Morgan (daughter, Makayla), Shanna (Morgan) and Chad Huser (son, Coltin), Brandon and Grace Morgan (Children: Jason, Bodhizapha, Maizy and Zaden) along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
Lee proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from February 2, 1948, until his honorable discharge on January 22, 1952. Lee and Wilma raised their family in the Rifle and Glenwood Springs areas where Lee was an active member of the communities. He was a past Master Rifle Mason, a member of the Glenwood Springs Jaycees and former member of the Elks Lodge.
Lee was hired in 1952 as an agent for State Farm where he successfully sold insurance throughout the Western Slope for 44 years. Lee received many annual awards with State Farm that included the President’s Club award, the Bronze Tablet and Silver Scroll awards; was a member of the Millionaire’s Club, Legion of Honors and the Ambassador Travel program. This allowed Lee and Wilma to travel the world having qualified for the trips as a top-selling agent with State Farm. In addition to his insurance business, Lee was the General Manager for Ski Sunlight where he ran a volunteer work force and provided many a Glenwood family with free family passes. He taught many family members to ski on the slopes of Sunlight.
In his later years he enjoyed having his own herd of cattle with his sons and many of his grandchildren enjoyed working the ranch with him. He then picked up the hobby of raising bees with his son Mark to the delight of family and friends who enjoyed all the fresh honey.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Lee’s name to Hospice of the Valley, 1901 Grand Avenue Suite 206, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601, or to Grand River Hospital Memorial Trust Fund, 501 Airport road, Rifle, Colorado 81650; both of whom provided excellent care to Lee.
Cremation has taken place along with internment at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle, Colorado. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Avenue, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at 1 pm.