Juneau resident Robert Morgan, AKA Morgan Morgan or Morgan Rasmussen, passed away peacefully at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, Alaska on October 13th, 2013 with his Daughter Diana by his side.
Robert was born at the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, CA on March 4th 1937. He lived a full life doing things "His Way' until the very end.
He loved Jesus and credited his first born to leading him to the Lord. Robert took great pride in his best friend, a dog named T.M., a winner of many "Best in Show" competitions. He also loved Reading The Psalms, Rooting for The Packers, Riding Harleys, Drinking Root-beer Floats and Grooving to The Blues, Jazz, Gospel and Motown music.
In recent years he was on a quest to play an instrument, so he picked up the Trumpet, Harmonica, Tambourine, and the Wash Tub Bass which he played with a band the Alaska Folk Festival.
Robert had a deep connection to the A.A. program, he sponsored and encouraged countless people over the years. He also led several Life Recovery groups and walked alongside many people on their path towards recovery.
His favorite jobs included being a "powder monkey" while employed with the logging industry, which gave him the opportunity to carry explosives and blow up stumps. He also spoke highly of his years driving cabs for the old Taku Taxi. His pursuits in life were many and at one point he even went to school to become an Auctioneer.
Robert was no shrinking violet, his sincerity, words of wisdom, sense of humor, and generosity will be remembered by all who encountered him. He left behind his sister Lillian Morgan, 8 children, 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, lots of friends and his dog T.M.
Robert wanted the occasion of his passing to be a celebration party to remember him.
Please join us for a music filled Memorial Celebration Potluck at 6:30pm on Friday, November 8th at Valley Church (located on Back Loop Road). Feel free to bring food and stories share. Also, if you have photos, we would love to see them!
Published in The Juneau Empire on Oct. 24, 2013