HAMILTON – Lorraine (Lee) T. Morgan, 85, of Hamilton passed away March 23, 2019, at Community Medical Center in Missoula. She was born July 29, 1933, in Centerville, Minnesota, the daughter of the late Henry and Myrtle Husnik Lichtscheidl.
Lee was raised on a family farm in the Hugo, Minnesota, area. She graduated from Forest Lake Senior High School. After high school, she moved to Denver, Colorado, and later met the love of her life, Jerry Morgan. They were married on April 30, 1955, at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. In 1963, the family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, with a transfer of Jerry’s company, where they lived for 10 years. They enjoyed going camping as a family and family vacations in the summer. Jerry’s company transferred them back to Thornton, Colorado, in 1972, where they stayed until their move to Corvallis in 1998.
After being a stay at home mother until their two daughters were in junior high, she decided to go back to work, first as an assistant in the Merritt Hutton Junior High library and then as the receptionist at the Adams County School District #12 administration office. Lee moved into Hamilton in 2009, a few years after Jerry’s passing.
Lee loved to play scrabble, words with friends and do jigsaw puzzles. She loved to laugh and loved her family with all of her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry Morgan and brother, John Lichtsheidl.
Surviving include her daughters, Tamara Morgan and Tanya (Morgan) Cook; and husband Mike Cook; granddaughters, Ashly (Cook) Anton and husband Elvis, Nicole Cook and Maddie Cook; great-grandsons, Jared and Alex Anton; two sisters and three brothers.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton with Father Jim Connor officiating. Private urn placement will take place at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.