Betty Morgan, a former Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away on February 10, 2023, after suffering from Alzheimer’s for many years. She was lovingly taken care of by the caregivers at The Terrace at Beverly Lake in Everett, WA for the past 4 years. They loved her like their own and we cannot thank them enough!
She was born on December 14, 1932, in Bryson City, NC. She was the last survivor of 11 children to Lola and Robert Estes of Sedro-Woolley, WA.
She attended Swain High School in Bryson City, NC where she played basketball and was Homecoming Queen. She left at age 16, taking the train cross country with her mother to Sedro-Woolley. Along the train route she kept seeing the most beautiful flower she had ever seen. For her wedding bouquet years later, she requested the florist use this flower. To her dismay it was “Skunk Cabbage”. While she did not use it for her wedding, the florist made a display in her shop window that got raves from the public!
She graduated from Sedro-Woolley High school with the class of 1950. She married Stanley (Buck) Morgan in April of 1952. They were married for 54 years when he passed away in 2006. She leaves her daughter, Lynn Morgan Varney (Cameron); her son, Mark Morgan (Cindy Miller); two grandchildren, Taylor Morgan Schuh (J.R.) and Tobey Varney Kittredge (Andrew) along with 5 great grandchildren.
She moved to Monroe, WA in 1956, where they lived until 1972. She loved people and they adored her in return. She had a wicked sense of humor and never met anyone who did not become a fast friend. Her home was always open to everyone. She could turn a meal made for 4 into one that would feed 10 without hesitation and always with a smile. Her love was radiant!
She always said that her most enjoyable job was when she was Secretary to the Principal at Monroe Junior High from 1965 to 1972. She loved those kids as if they were her own. She greeted everyone with a smile and a laugh that still resonates today. She became “mom” to many of the kids. They all trusted her to have their back… and she did!
She was a member of the Monroe Rod and Gun Club when it was unlikely for a female to do so. Buck was never so proud of her as when she would outshoot the men in the trap shooting contests, filling our freezer with many frozen turkeys! She loved hunting, fishing, clam digging and shrimping and was exceptional at all of them.
She was an avid sports fan, always cheering on her Seahawks and Mariners. She became a huge baseball fan in her last few years.
They retired in 1979 and moved to Bush Point on Whidbey Island where they lived until 1993 when they returned “home” to Day Creek, WA.
A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a future date and will be shared on the Lemley Chapel website at that time.
If you wish to donate in her honor, her favorite causes were the Day Creek Chapel and the Day Creek Fire Department. Share memories of Betty and sign the online guest register.
Betty Morgan was the best neighbor anyone could ever ask for. She exuded warmth , friendliness, and a wonderful sense of humor. We met at the edge of Potts Road many times, always with a great story. You all were so fortunate to have had such a great lady as matriarch of your family. She adored all of you !!! Blessings to you all..