March 29, 2021

Fay Morgan (1922-2021)

 Editor's Note:  We are saddened to report the passing of Fay Morgan, the lovely wife of Colonel Alvin Morgan, USA (Ret), long-time members of our Black Hills Chapter family of the Military Officers Association of America.  Our condolences to Colonel Morgan and the entire Morgan family.  Below is Fay's obituary.


Fay H. Morgan, 98, went to be with the Lord whom she loved on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at her home in Rapid City, SD.

Fay was born October 27, 1922 at Sheboygan,  Wisconsin,  one of five children born to Joseph and Anna (Opgenorth) Nack.  She was raised her entire life and resided in Sheboygan until the time of her marriage to Alvin Morgan on May 14, 1949.  After that, she accompanied her husband to many military stations,    including  ten years overseas in England, France, and Korea.    During the time in England, her two children, Lawrence Alvin and Sara Fay, were born.

Fay joined in many  volunteer activities where the family lived at  military stations  and later in retirement  in Rapid City.    She was a Sunday School teacher and choir member for many years  and served the Lord faithfully  in the general thrust  of her life.      She was a faithful and effective member of the Auxiliary of Gideons International serving in many positions, including state vice-president.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She loved her family deeply, which was a natural outgrowth of her love for the Lord.   She was loved by all who touched her, family and friends.  She was a great example to all.

Fay is survived by her husband, Alvin; a son, Lawrence; daughter, Sara (Steve) Likness of Richmond, VA; four grandchildren, Joanna (Tyler) Pendleton of Greensboro, NC, Sonja Foust of Durham, NC, Joel Likness of Durham, NC, Aaron Likeness of New York City, NY; five great granddaughters, Savannah Ruth Likness and Zoe Reece Likness born to Joel and Tabetha, and Neve Rosalee Pendleton, Ruby Fay Pendleton, and Elaine Frances Pendleton born to Tyler and Joanna.

Services will be held at a later date.   Burial will be at Black Hills National Cemetery.  Memorials may be addressed to the Gideons International or Parkview Evangelical Free Church.