Chapter Eternal

Posted by John | | Monday 18 November 2013 1:02 pm

2017-04: Ivan Jarett “Jay” Morgan ’48

MORGAN Jay, 93, of Fort Collins, passed away peacefully April 20, 2017, while in the Centre Rehabilitation facility. He had been living in New Mercer Commons since July of last year. Jay has been a resident of Fort Collins since 1998 when he and his wife, Lila Jean Morgan moved from Prairie Village, KS. Jay Morgan was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Baldwin City, KS, to Orvil Scott Morgan and Myrnice Crysler Morgan. After graduating from Baldwin High School, he joined the United States Navy on May 15, 1943, where he became a pilot. During World War II, he predominantly flew carrier based SB 2 C Curtis Hell Diver dive bombers. After the end of the War, he continued to fly with the Naval Reserve until he was honorably discharged from the Armed Forces on Oct. 14, 1955. He returned to Baldwin in 1945 to attend Baker University, where he met Lila Jean Bachman, whom he married on Aug. 24, 1949. After graduating from Baker in 1948, he began his professional career with the Equitable Life Assurance Company, where he worked as an executive for nearly 30 years until retiring. He then went on to work in residential real estate sales for another 10 years, prior to moving to Colorado to be with family. Surviving family include three sons, Ross Morgan and his wife Kathy, Randy Morgan and his wife Nancy, and Mitch Morgan and his wife Becky; four grandchildren, Lyndsay Morgan, Allie Morgan, Tyler Morgan, and Taylor Morgan; and numerous loving nieces and nephews, and their families. The last of his generation, he is preceded in death by his wife, Jean, who died Feb. 1, 2005; his parents, his brother, O. Scott Morgan, and his sisters, Buena Vista Ulrich, Noreen Williams and Jane Cross. Jay was a loving father and patriarch to his sons and extended family. His warm smile and kind heart will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 30, 2017

2015-04: Eugene L. “Skip” Doane ’68

Our Brother Eugene L. “Skip” Doane enter the Chapter Eternal on April 19, 2015.  Skip grew up in Lawrence, graduated from Baker ’68 and obtained a  medical tech degree.  He started his career at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and then worked and retired from Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.  He was a medical Technologist with specialty in hematology and coagulation studies.  Skip struggled after a very difficult surgery in 2011 and retired in 2012.  We send our warmest sympathy to Fran. Skip will be dearly missed by all his Brother’s.

2015-03: James G Parke ’53 Past away March 23 in Green Valley, Arizona.

2014-03: Holt Hughes ’69 Click here for obituary.

2014-02:  Craig Leitnaker ’79  Click here for obituary.

2014-01: Joseph Harlan Peters ’42, a member of the Distinguished Service Chapter, passed on 1/3/2014. Brother Peters attended 70 STAG celebrations.

2013-10:   John C Lewis ’53 

The family will celebrate the life of Captain (USN-R) John C. Lewis,
with a Memorial Service on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:00 am at the
Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, in Arlington, Virginia.  Directly
afterwards, John will be buried with full military honors at a graveside
ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to the Chapel.  After
the burial at 10:30 am, the family will host a luncheon reception nearby at the Capital
View Ballroom at the Key Bridge Marriott in Rosslyn Virginia.

 2013-10 John C Lewis