Douglas Ray Morgan

Born: Fri., Mar. 13, 1942
Died: Tue., Aug. 18, 2015


No services to be held


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Douglas Ray Morgan

March 13, 1942 – August 18, 2015

 

Douglas Ray Morgan of Pendleton, Oregon passed away on August 18, 2015 at 73 years of age with his two daughters present. He was peaceful and will be forever more. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in early August 2015. He is survived by Debra Fisher, of West Richland, Washington, and Dana Warttman, of Aurora, Colorado, and his step-brother, Simon Barron, of California.  

Doug was born March 13, 1942 in Long Beach, California, where he was raised by his mother, Dorothy Morgan Barron and his loving grandparents, Harold and Babe Morgan. His step-father, Roger Barron, was also an endearing part of his adulthood.  

He attended community college at Long Beach State and served our country in the National Guard, where he was honorably discharged. He married Jill Joanne McCue in 1968 and moved to Washington in 1976, continuing to raise his family in Edmonds. He worked as a computer programmer at Jay Jacobs Clothing Company for 25 years, where he gained the close friendship of Sue Sloss. He moved to Ocean City, Washington in 1996, where in enjoyed living near the Pacific Ocean beach. He lastly moved to Pendleton in 2006 with his dog, Reno, and had resided ever since. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement and part-time employment as a cashier at Indian Hills Chevron Circle-K for eight years.

Doug embraced life fully, including his love of horses, small town lifestyle, yard work, and being outdoors. His glory days included deep sea fishing, white water rafting, golf, and bowling.  He was a fan of football and NASCAR, and singing karaoke. He laughing performed as "Chuck Roast" with his best friend, Sue Sloss as "Terry Cloth"! He had a deep love for his poodle, Reno, of 13 years of age, and most recently for his companion puppy, Chica.

Doug had an enormous and gracious heart that extended to all he met, often putting others before himself. His wonderful sense of humor could put anyone at ease. He was a true gentleman with extreme pride and love for his daughters, and his friend, Sue. This loving bond was incredibly mutual, with many stories to share and hearty laughter. His daughters are forever grateful for the way he raised them and all the joy they shared together. He absolutely loved living in Pendleton, making new friends, and telling jokes at every opportunity. A horse walks into a bar. The bartender asks "Why the long face?"

No services will be held per Doug's wishes. His family will spread his ashes at a memorable location in Washington. Please sign the on-line condolence bookat www.burnsmortuary.com.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.  

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Lucky Cool
   Posted Thu August 20, 2015
I would like to say that I appreciate you and your sister keeping me informed as to the process went on in spite of what you 2 had to deal with. I know i've said this before, but I can't say it enough as to how much I appreciated your dad.

chevron customer of 4yrs
   Posted Thu August 20, 2015
So sorry to hear the passing of Doug. I've seen him almost every morning before going to work to get my caffeine and nicotine fix for the day for 4yrs. He always had a joke or something to say about the cash register not working the way it should...lol. He'll be missed at chevron by the regulars...thats for sure!
R.I.P. Doug

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
So sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Stephanie Noble
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
My deepest condolences to Doug's daughter.
I knew Doug from working at Chevron.
He will be missed by many.
Keeping you in thought and prayer at this time.

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