Lucy Morgan, 77, of Camden, Maine, died on 2/27/2011 at 45:45 am at her residence. She was born on October 5, 1933 in Warsaw, Indiana.
Lucy was born to the late Paul and Evelyn Wolfe. Lucy graduated from Ball State Teachers College in 1955 after completing a degree in speech and hearing therapy. She taught special education, performed speech and hearing therapy, and provided substitute teaching at several elementary schools in the Leesburg, Milford, and Warsaw areas.
In 1955, Lucy married the late J. Alan Morgan. The grandson of Zimmer founder, Justin O. Zimmer, and later president of the company. J. Alan was just a young business major at Ball State when he and Lucy wed, but with her strong support as a wife, executive first lady, mother, and soul mate, he was able to focus on the family business with confidence, zest, and success. It was a team effort.
Lucy was accomplished in her role as was befitting the culture of the day, but it was her calling to do more. Very simply, she had an inquisitive mind that yearned for learning. So being not only inquisitive, but also intelligent, clever, and resourceful, she began to find every kind of opportunity to experience life's many facets.
Now the unique quality about Lucy is that she didn't have to neglect her family or responsibilities to do all this.
Well for certain, her interests were no secret. She liked to talk about them and if you were at all interested you soon were “on board”. She was not “intrusive” about her interests,simply “inclusive. There is a difference. You could be around her and not be interested. That was O.K.
Lucy had an amazing ability to absorb information. She had an equally impressive breadth of interest. If you want to know what the amazing world of Lucy looks like just consider her many accomplishments, activities, interests, travels, studies, and acquaintances. Lucy has gained in-depth (or even expert) subject knowledge and/or significant relevant life experiences in most if not all items names below. This is the amazing world of Lucy! Teaching, speech and hearing, special education, antiques, gourmet cooking, French impressionist, Native American art, lapidary, estate jewelry, folk art, Thomas Hart Benton, sea glass, sculpture, Shipshewana, Civil War history, genealogy, Mother's Study Club, Monet, Saugatuck, hosting, interior decorating, Japan, Siesta Key, Salvador Dali, San Francisco, frisky, Roland's, Belgium Leesburg, Picasso, Sarasota, Switzerland, Scruffy Sue, Napoleon, Orville, France, Germany, Camden, Clyde, Bentley, England, North Webster, Bristol, Spain, Scottsdale, N90BJ, Flowing well, Jackson Hole, Four Corners, Fred, Tippecanoe Lake, Van Gogh, Italy, New York, Chicago, Zimmer, Myers, Oswego, Warsaw, Ball State, $3.5 million dollar auction, dolls, dollars!
She has amazing children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren too!
Surviving are two children: Jeffrey (and spouse Christine) Morgan, Paradise Valley, AZ; Janet (and spouse Jim) Morgan Page, Sarasota, FL; three grandchildren: Courtney (and spouse Jeremy) Walters, Warsaw, IN; Sarah Hoffman, Warsaw, IN; Justin Morgan, Paradise Valley, AZ; seven great grandchildren: Preslie, Bishop, Lex, Scarlett, and Bristol Walters, Warsaw, IN; London, and Roman Hoffman, Warsaw, IN.
Additional surviving family members include two in-laws: Nancy Williams (husband's sister), Laguna Niguel, CA; Jeane Wolfe (brother's spouse), Warsaw IN; four nephews: Christopher Williams, Riverside, CA; Chandler Williams, Warsaw, IN; Cooper Williams, Santa Barbara, CA; Adam Williams, Newport Beach, CA; three nieces: Debbie (Wolfe), Warsaw, IN; Candie (Wolfe), Warsaw, IN; Ashley Rettig, Laguna Niguel, CA.
The Morgan family would like to acknowledge the friendship, support, and care provided by two close family friends. Bill Wharton has forever been a family acquaintance, friend, and most especially, the dearest friend and confidante to J. and Lucy, our parents. A finer friend you won't find. A man of integrity!
Susan Singer is Lucy's close friend and business partner in Camden, Maine. Together they opened Lucy's Doll House, a fabulous bay side shop with antique dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures. Words can not describe what Susan has enabled Lucy to achieve. Susan's role in Lucy's Doll House business has been so utterly vital and yet so wonderfully symbiotic that it has been a wonderful match. The entire business venture including moving to Maine was a well conceived plan by Lucy to get a fresh start after her husband passed away quite unexpectedly in 2002. The family wishes to thank Susan for everything she has done!
Chris Mahan will officate the funeral services.
A service is planned at the chapel for later this week. Further details will be posted as they become available
Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Calling hours will be 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (two hours prior to service) on Friday, March 4, 2011. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery – Warsaw, Indiana.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw, Indiana is in charge of arrangements.