Milliree Morgan

Obituary

Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2006

Former Juneau resident Milliree Morgan, 85, died Jan. 2, 2006, at Petersburg Medical Center.

A memorial service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5 at the Church of Christ in Sitka.

She was born to Susan Isabelle and George Jorgenson on July 7, 1920, in Juneau. She married Paul Morgan in 1939. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Sitka, where Paul joined a crew to construct the Sitka Hotel and quickly became part of the community. She worked about town at the Sears catalog store, the Post Office and as "Rocky" Gutierrez's secretary at the city offices.

Family members said, "She was known for her quick step and even quicker smile. Milliree was a great storyteller and loved to tell about her life in Sitka from her arrival as a new bride, through the World War II days, living the joys and trials of a fisherman's wife and on until the present. Milliree opened her heart to many and enjoyed time spent with friends at the Double O before moving to Petersburg in the spring of 2004, to be near her daughter."

She is survived by her daughter, Connie Morgan; sister, Janis Rountree; nieces and nephews, Susan Millard, Robert Millard, Mike Millard, Jamie Sorg, Nick Peterson, Bill Peterson and Renda Heimbigner; and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be made to Sitka Senior Center, 404 Lake St., Sitka, AK 99835.



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