Margaret C. Morgan


Posted: Friday, December 26, 2003

Juneau resident Margaret C. Morgan (Charles), Yee-Daawti, 83, died Dec. 18, 2003, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

She was born on Apr. 25, 1920, in Hoonah to Anna Campbell Charles and David Charles Sr. Her Tlingit name was Yee-Daawti, and she was from the Raven Coho clan.

A combination memorial and funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, at the ANB Hall in Juneau.

During World War II, she was a welder for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. She welded B25s and B17G Flying Fortresses. She also welded for the submarine fleets. After the war, she returned to Alaska and married Fred C. Morgan Sr., on Oct. 28, 1950. She first met Fred when she was 8 years old. They were happily married for 53 years.

She worked at the Baranof Hotel for 18 years as a housekeeper until she returned to school to obtain her GED. She then entered the adult training program, where she successfully completed the program for office skills. After receiving her certificate, she worked for Sealaska Corp. and then for the city of Juneau as a an administrative clerk until her retirement.

Her employers noted her as being a hard worker who performed her duties as a team player.

She spent her spare time and retirement time fishing and hunting with her husband on the Joan-Ann out of Hoonah.

Her family said, "She was very much a people person and never had an unkind word to say about anyone. She loved to bead, crochet and knit. She was an excellent self-taught seamstress."

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and David Charles Sr.; husband, Fred C. Morgan Sr.; son, John Morgan; brothers, Arthur Charles and David Charles Jr.; sisters, Evelyn Charles, Amelia Charles, Lillian Charles, Irene Charles and Frances Charles; and nephew, Mike Deland.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Charles; grandchildren, Ole (Kim) Olsen Jr., Margaret Colleen Olsen, Anna Jolleen White, Lily White-Hughes and Joseph White Jr.; great-grandchildren, Kiersten Farnsworth, Douglas Farnsworth, Ashley Olsen, Crystal and Katie Giles and Nicholas Hughes; nephews, Ronald Okegawa, Dan Okegawa, Tim Love, Stan Deland; and nieces, Rose Courtney, Darlene Deland, April Love, Irene Tupou and Marlene Deland.

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