(Tears,,) You would be so touched, Morgan, to know how MANY are hurt and so devastated, throughout this first year, knowing you can't be sharing your smile and laughter and your Life with them, Even now... (I will Never let you Go, and neither will your siblings: we love you, sooo much,,,, and dread the 4th of April).
Miss you so much Cuz!! I know you would be proud to be Grandma!!!
She called me shortly after John Lennon was killed to just say she was thinking of me....today I stumbled on this song and I am thinking of her now, because I used to sing it to the point of her distraction :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORxTYpFQqbo
Strawberry Fields Forever....they really are , you know !!
I knew Morgan from Hagget Hall and she was a bridesmaid at my wedding. I was so sorry to hear of her passing in Columns. I wish I had kept in contact with her. Sounds like she had a great life.
A Beautiful, Fun, Gracious and enduring Friend Forever! Morgan's smile, Laughter and Caring will always go with us in encouragement and Peace!
I was shocked to read about Morgan today. I am so sorry about losing her. I hope during the two months that have passed her friends and family have been able to laugh and remember the wonderful times in her life.
I worked with her at Eddie Bauer about 10 years ago. Not in the same department, I was in Outlets, an area that had me constantly looking for help.
Normally when I asked about someone I worked indirectly with 10 years ago, I struggle to remember them. But not Morgan. Her face and the sound of her laugh popped immediately into my head. She was always willing to answer my questions and share a story, smile and laugh.
Please know that she is remembered, and even though we did not keep in touch, she is missed.
Time may heal somethings, but never is the heart fully healed from loss. It just becomes a bit more resilient...rest Sweet Girl, know that all you left behind is cared for and loved. Strawberries will be a little sweeter now without you here, for I will savor them much longer, smell them, feel the texture on my lips and the stickieness on my fingers and remember a much simpler time....perhaps I will rub my fingers in fresh dirt afterwards to see that familiar berry picking hand once more....sweet dreams. Craig
Morgan is my cousin and she is so dearly missed. The family realy appreciates all the wonderful friends and stories you have shared with us. She was a very special person and is missed daily by all of us. I know I will see her again and get to hear that wonderful laugh and the big smile she had for everyone, no matter what what going on in her life she always made you feel better just being around her. Thank you to all for your love for her and your prayers for her family.
I miss you Morgan, terribly.
My Dearest Morgan,
How I miss you so much. Our many years together at PCF were simply wonderful. You were always such a special friend and we had so much fun working together in Seattle and our many trips to Iowa together. You were the first to call me when my dear Sue passed away and again when Jason died....I will NEVER forget you and will always have a special place for you in my heart. My love to Erin and Jon....you never stopped praising them whenever we talked. I will miss our phone chats at Christmas and birthdays.
I have known Morgan Williams for over 30 years. I worked with Morgan at Eddie Bauer during the 70's and 80's. Morgan was a wonderful and caring friend. Morgan was my best friend. We kept in contact after I left Eddie Bauer. Thanks for the memories, Morgan. I will miss you a lot. Rest in peace, Morgan.
Rest in Peace dear Morgan. Only today I realized you were Jerry's friend and partner. It is not fair...you were so young...And the world of Animals has lost a good friend in you. RIP Morgan. My sincere condolences to Jerry and to Morgan's Family.
I have known Morgan for over 30 years, as we worked together during the 80's at Eddie Bauer. When I think of Morgan, I see that big broad smile and that wonderful laugh. She left a nice message a few weeks ago on my Facebook wall, just prior to my birthday. Morgan, I will miss you dearly!
I had the pleasure to know and work with Morgan at Eddie Bauer. She was truly one of the nicest people I have ever known. When I heard this sad news, my first thought was of her wonderful smile and laugh. My heart goes out to her family.
You are a rare and beautiful flower. I am so blessed by your sweet friendship. I know you are continuing to bless us all from wherever you are. Especially for your children and loved ones, your endless blessings will be their constant companions. Love you Morgan. Bon Voyage and fly free ~ ~ ~
Our family was heartsick to hear of Morgan's tragic and premature passing. We spent many years in the bleachers watching our sons play sports. Personally, I was always so impressed at what a close knit family the Williams had and how great Morgan got along with her kids and their friends. When I think of Morgan I see her reading books in the bleachers, I remember her infectious laugh and her Huskie pride. Having not seen Morgan in years, my husband coincidentally sat next to her on a flight home from Spokane about a year (?) ago. He said she talked with him and laughed all the way home to Seattle. :-) We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jon, Erin, Greg and all of her family and friends.
To my cousins: Erin (& J), Jon, Greg…I am still in shock after learning of our dear Morgan's passing. Morgan was the superglue that bonded our west and east coasts families…especially after the passing of Greg's parents. We absolutely adored her…and will forever treasure the good times and fun spent at VA Beach, and at Ercelle and Aunt Dot's house! Erin and Jon, please stay connected to your east coast Norfolk, VA roots…they run deep.
My condolences to Morgan's mom, stepdad, sister, brothers, et al. My mother and Aunt Nita (Greg's aunts), sister Melody and cousin Ercelle will all fly to WA for the memorial service. They will seek you out to express our love to your family. This trip represents the very first airplane ride for my mom and sister (Erin, they are going to get on a plane...yikes). Even in death, Morgan has a way of bringing family together.
I did not have the pleasure of meeting Morgan but my nephew John Peterman is her son Jon's friend. I am so sorry for your loss Jon.
In the 16+ years that I worked with Morgan, I don't think I ever saw here without a smile on her face. She was the happiest, most cheerful person that I've ever met. She was so helpful to anyone who asked for anything, and was always willing to take the time to go through something and explain or teach.
I recently asked her if she could give me a few of her favorite things to see in London and Paris, and she not only emailed me a list 2 pages long, but she included several photos as well. I know that when we get a chance to see these cities, we'll take the time to raise a glass in her honor at a couple of her favorite places.
My thoughts are with her family in this difficult time. Please know that we all feel your loss. She was a treasure.
I'm still just trying to see the light at the end of this, but it seems impossible. You were such an amazing part of our life and I haven't been able to accept the idea that you wont be here anymore.
I had no clue what I was getting myself in to the first night Jon brought me to your house. I figured you would be a typical mom and hopefully you'd be nice and hopefully you'd like me...I didn't know you'd run down the stairs with open arms to give me a huge hug and become one of my best friends. Your cute little "There's my girl!" still repeats over and over in my head. I think about how much our future has now changed and it's not fair. You were supposed to be a part of everything and we never in our worst nightmares thought this could be a possibility not having you in our lives.
I miss you so much every day. I can't get through an hour without thinking about you and wondering how we are going to get through this without you. Love you so much and miss you so much.
Prayers for Morgan's family and friends. Anyone that worked at Eddie Bauer and knew Morgan is blessed to have known her. Such a lovely lady with that laugh you couldn't forget. She will be cherished!
So sorry to hear about your loss. Though we only met those few times she was such a warm person. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Uncle Mike & Sandy
Morgan was an incredible person who meant the world to me - i will miss her laughter - her smile - her friendship - she was one very special human being - i love her and i will miss her terribly! rick
Morgan was the light and the way for many. As close friends and classmates at Oak Harbor High School, we helped each other in many ways including our elections to become class presidents. Morgan in 1973 successful and my unsuccessful run in 1974. Morgan was a beautiful loving, caring women inside and out for those who new and loved her. Blessings will come to Morgans immediate family and friends in need as a result of all of Morgans good deeds. Morgan you will be missed by so many, but your legacy will live on forever!
I am Morgans aunt from Virginia, she touch our lives in a special way. We will miss her smile, calls and most of all the letters that we receive every Christmas. We all loved her in a special way. Morgan will be greatly miss.
Where to even start... Morgan had been a part of my life for as long as I have known Bob Gent - who had known and loved his dear friend since their Oak Harbor school days. After all the stories of high school and dorm life at the UofW, I was pretty intimidated as Bob's girlfriend to meet the "famous and fabulous" Morgan. What a welcoming, open, accepting, and immediate friend she became. 30+ years later, my heart feels heavier and darker when I think of the natural bouyancy, joy, and light that has been ripped so suddenly from this world. Others have spoken of her positive impact on the lives of those around her and that includes parents like Carol Gent who enjoyed having a group of high schoolers that included kids like Greg and Morgan take over her house from time to time (Greg probably took over the refrigerator). Think of those many Oak Harbor parents who were so grateful to have someone like Morgan be an influence in their teens' lives... and the 'ripple effect' of her life continued to move ever outward.
After being such a close, close friend of Bob's through these many years, her ripple effect moved through to the next generation - to many of our children. To say our son, Casey, is beyond deeply sad by HIS friend's death doesn't say enough. Morgan was a special friend and an enthusiastic baseball cheerleader for him. And for Morgan to drive up to Burlington with a birthday gift a year ago for our youngest son, Kyle, was above and beyond. But that was Morgan, right? And it was a sobbing Samantha who had to pass on the news to me that it was precious Morgan in that car.
What a wonderful gift she was - and will continue to be in our lives as her life's "ripple effect" continues to move through us and ever outward. Because she has inspired me to be a better person, how many lives will she brighten and touch thru my efforts to be even a quarter of the woman she was? How many of us can say this awful event might happen to us on a day we are to visit a friend in hospice care who lives in another city? That was Morgan, right? She made the world a better place. Can we follow such a bright example, can we live life as well as Morgan? How far can we extend her life's ripple effect? Though never as far as she could have if she had lived... we could give it the old (insert appropriate college mascot, i.e., husky) try :-)
To Greg, Erin, and Jonathan / To the Fick and Williams families - just breathe. One breath at a time, one step forward at a time. Some days, that will be just enough. Breathe.
I was a classmate of Morgan's at the UW, and her acts of kindness of inviting an awkward, stressed out, and overworked young man into some of her group study sessions had a huge impact on my life then and now. RIP Morgan.
I will always read Mike Mulligan to my kids the way you showed me, think of you when they put pennies in the pigs you gave them, hear your wonderful laugh when something is funny, think of you every time I cheer for crimson and grey (and give a secret purple an gold woot), picture you sitting on a log on a rocky beach. You have always been a part of my life and the symbols and signs that remind me of your wonderful spirit with forever be popping back up. I love you an miss you.
I know you will be missed by many. May God bless and keep you. My thoughts and prayers are with Morgan's entire family.
Bluer than blue, sadder than sad!
What a loss!
I was deeply saddened to hear of Morgan's tragic death. Although I have not stayed in close touch with Morgan since our days growing up on the island and while classmates at Oak Harbor High School, I was often updated by my sister who still leaves in the Seattle area on Morgan. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this time of sorrow. She will be missed by all whose life she touch along the way.
Noel, OHHS class of '73
You were not just a friend of the family, you were a best friend. A friend that was always there and supported everyone around you. I will never forget your infectious laugh & smile and all of the times you were there for me. You will be missed mom # 2
What a horrific loss for the Williams family, her extended family and many many friends. She was a high school friend, always positive and kind. As our Senior Class "1st Woman" President, she was ahead of her times even in 1973. Always the visionary. May her family be comforted by all of these wonderful words of kindness about this truly amazing woman.
I am only a one-time acquaintance of Morgan but her best friend, Chris Munch, is near and dear to me. My heart is broken over the loss of such a lovely woman and my heart goes out to Morgan's entire family, by blood or heart.
I was blessed many years ago to have Morgan as family by marrying her cousin Sean and I was doubly blessed to have her as a friend . She was my " go to " person and she listened whole heartedly , open mind , as she did with many others . God Bless You Morgan xoxo...I love you for ever....Renee
When I think of Morgan I always remember a day in the OHHS Senior Lounge when she was sitting in the middle of the room with others gathered around. We were all telling jokes and riddles and having a great time together. She was that calming, relaxing person you just wanted to hang out with. Her positive energy drew you in and you never wanted to leave. You will be missed Morgan. Thank you Morgan for being you. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends. Laura (Williamson)McDonald
We worked together for only a few years in the apparel end of the business at Eddie Bauer. You became a great friend and person to work with. I will miss you and your wounderful Smile. God bless you, Greg, Erin,Jonathan, and the rest of your family. I will see you at a later date.
Love Ya Dan & Barbara Bird
Morgan certainly was a treasure to anyone who knew her. Her eyes as bright as her smile. I knew her in high school. Everyone knew who she was. She was like a beacon of light in our small town on Whidbey. My heart aches for her loss. Rest in peace, Morgan.
Godspeed Morgan. You will be deeply missed and the void you left may never be filled. I shall miss your laughter and caring nature. My heart goes out to your family and friends who have lost a treasure.
Our hearts ache in Virginia for the lost of Morgan! We loved our cousin! She was a beautiful bubbly person, the phone calls, emails, facebook messages will be missed.. Especially the Christmas Cards ..Greg, Erin, Jon, Jarren... We Love you guys... .We Love you Morgan and will Miss you!
My Cuz, as we called eachother. We have been pen pals since second grade. That is when letter's were the thing to do, rather than email or texting! But Morgan was pretty good at that too.
As many friends and family that she stayed in contact with amazed me. Where did she find the time! My cousin could find the time for all of us and I admired that so much in her. I will miss our talks and laughs every month we got together to catch up on family.
Love her more than my words could say and will miss her as much! Love You Cuz! As my son said, is there any picture of her that she is not smiling!!!
So sorry for your loss. She was always so kind and friendly to us. Thoughts and prayers.
What a precious gift Morgan was to everyone that she touched. Her zest for life, her love for friends and family, her generosity and pure of heart made those of us who had the privilege of knowing her want to scoop her up and carry her in our pockets. A laugh that we could recognize in any crowd, and eyes that you would never forget.. she will be forever loved. We are all better people by just knowing her.
Morgan was one of the most amazing women that I have ever met. From the moment that I met her, I could tell that her family was the most important part of her life. Her children, Erin and Jon, will live on with that legacy. Morgan, it was a privilege to know you, and you will live on in the memories of everyone that knew you. Rest in peace, friend.
Morgan was a joy to know and work with during all my years at Eddie Bauer. What a gift she was; we have lost a treasure.
I am so thankful to have known you. You're impact on this world will be felt for generations to come. The connections you created and fostered will live on. You set a great example for all of us that knew you, and I will do my best pass on the things I learned from you. You will be missed. This world is better because you were in it.
Morgan hugged me the first time we met. I learned quickly from others that this was the way she normally greeted anyone. I think that, in its simplest form, says a lot about what a tremendously caring person she was, and what a loss we all now share. Rest in Peace, and may your children find it as well in life.
Morgan was a wonderful person with an infectious spirit. Growing up with her children into adulthood, I feel blessed to have known her as one of "our" moms. She was so caring, funny, and taught us life lessons that I will remember forever.
It's still so hard to find the words. Morgan was awesome. I will forever remember her laugh and infectious smile. And the way she cared so much about others. To add to all her other achievements, she was the best Girl Scout Troop leader--encouraging us to be strong, independent women and taking us on many memorable adventures.
I will miss her very much. Her generous spirit lives on in her two incredible kids. Love you guys.
My prayers and thoughts are with her whole family.
Morgan taught me things I didn't know I needed to know...so many very funny life lessons as well as a love for those around you. I will cherish memories of her always and strive to keep relationships strong over distance and years.
I have many fond memories of Morgan. From girl scout meetings and sleepovers at her house with Erin, to dinner at the top of the space needle, and she and Erin coming to visit me after the birth of my first child. The world lost a wonderful woman, and my heart aches for Erin and Jon, and everyone else who loved her. RIP Morgan!
Morgan was a gift to me here at Eddie Bauer. She was the one person who always had an ear to listen when you needed it and a smile that never ended. I will miss her and am so grateful for the time I had her in my life. I know she is looking down and smiling still.
One of the nicest and best people I have had the pleasure to know. You will be missed greatly and thank you for everything.
My heart aches for Erin, Jon, and the rest of Morgan's family. This is a senseless that no family should ever have to endure. I spent a lot of time in their home growing up in Redmond. I will always remember our many Girl Scout meetings, slumber parties, dinner at the top of the space needle, and Morgan and Erin coming to visit me when I had my first child. I was able recently to reconnect with Morgan through Facebook, and loved to see pics of her adventures. She will be sorely missed by so many. RIP Morgan!
My wife, Terry and I are very sorry for the loss of Morgan. Although we weren't very close to her, her daughter Erin was a fixture at our house during her childhood and was one of my daughter, Emily's best and closest friends. They played softball together and there were many after game social events that we all would partake in. It was always fun to spend time with her and Greg at these events. The last time we saw her was at my son's return from Iraq when we had a welcome home BBQ for him. She was bubbly as usual and marveled at how my son "buffed out". We got a kick out of her reactions. In any event, she will be sorely missed, even though we hadn't seen her for a long time. Our hearts go out to her wonderful daughter and son, as well as Greg and the rest of her loving family.
My husband Jim and Morgan had a standing birthday lunch for years. I so looked forward to her love-filled Christmas cards with the pictures of her many adventures with friends and family.
"Love Ya, Morgan!!"
Jeannie Billinge, Redmond
My heart remains extremely heavy and I wish there were profound words I could write to express myself, there simply are not.
I'll forever remember your laughter and your ability to make others giggle too.
RIP Morgan-XOXO Courtney
Morgan was a friend (for 41 years) and ultimately a colleague of mine during my 8 years at EB.
I was fortunate to have spent time with her on several occasions about a year ago when I returned for a short contract at EB. Reconnecting with Morgan was the highlight of my last time there. Seeing her made me feel like no time had passed since we had last connected. In fact it had been over 10 years!
I love Morgan for her smile, her laughter and most of all her hugs. She lit up the room every time I saw her and spending time with her was always special. Her unique, positive attitude and zest for life was contagious.
I am sorry that I will not be in Seattle (I now live in CA) to pay my respect and celebrate her life.
My heart is broken as this tragedy makes no sense to me. However I know Morgan is taking care and uniting others as I write this and they are so lucky to have her as we are so sad she has left us.
God bless Morgan and her beautiful family. I am so lucky to have known her for so long. My prayers are with all of you.
John Durnan (OHHS-1975 and UW-1979)
We will miss Morgan very much. She was a treasure and was always positive about work and life. Morgan cared about people, especially her family. She loved to travel and she loved to hear about others' news and travels. And she loved to laugh! I am glad to have known and worked with her over the years.