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James Morgan

James (Jim) Brown Morgan/Clark, 70, passed away January 8, 2014 at home in Anchorage, Alaska of natural causes.

Funeral arrangements are through Witzleben, 1707 S. Bragaw St. Anchorage, AK 90508. Burial Service at Elmendorf AFB Cemetery.

James was born in Ketchikan, Alaska in 1943. James served in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He graduated from Washburne Culinary Institute in Chicago as a pastry chef in 1973. He also worked in construction and landscaping in Anchorage.

James met Theresa Okpealuk in 1972 in Anchorage and had two daughters Mary and Rose. In his free time James and Theresa spent many hours beading jewelry together. James and Theresa's favorite past times were card games, driving, biking and playing pool together. He will be remembered for his genuine, tender, true love, for Theresa Okpealuk, and as a loving father/grandfather and he will be greatly missed. James always made sure everyone else's needs were met before his own. James was known for his strong, loving, caring personality by everyone. He enjoyed listening to music on records from the 70's and 80's. His favorite shows were Andy Griffith, John Wayne films, Scooby Doo, Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. James was Tlingit and his family is in the Brothers and Founders of Haines Book.

James is survived by Theresa Okpealuk; his two daughters, Mary Morgan and Rose Okpealuk. Grandchildren, Yasmine and Mathais Okpealuk; Emalie, Kaleb, Kendra and Aaron Morgan. His surviving brothers, Tom Stevens in Everett, Washington, Al Morgan in Haines, Alaska; sisters, Alice Bell and Janet Williams in Juneau, AK. Aunt, Anita McNeil, Linda, Lillian and Rose. Cousins, Helen, Chris and Larry McNeil, Shirley Tuzroyluke, Becky Thompson, Ruby and John Hughes and many more. Best Friends, Harvey Pete and Traffy.

James is preceded in death by his parents, David Morgan and Minnie Brown; and uncles, Judson Brown, Austin Brown, Roy Brown.

James had a heart for those struggling with homelessness, he himself was homeless for 19 years, in honor of James, family is asking for donations to be made to The Brother Francis Shelter, 1021 E 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, in lieu of flowers.

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Funeral Home

Legacy Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Witzleben Chapel
1707 S. Bragaw St. Anchorage, AK 99508
(800) 820-1682

Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2014
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