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Janice Morgan

MORGAN
Janice Morgan was born to Richard and Agnes (Wonsch) Admire on July 6, 1929 and went to be with the Lord on January 15, 2014 at the age of 84 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. Janice is survived by her children, Tom (Shirley) Morgan, Tina (John) Morgan-Flores, Raymond (Diane) Morgan, Pat Morgan, Michele Elledge, Teresa (Bob) Kaschak and Sean Morgan; grandchildren, Gary Ziats, Lauren (Kevin) Thress, Clinton (Shirley) Morgan, Justin (Rebecca) Morgan, J.D. Flores, Lisa Flores, Kevin Morgan, Courtney (Mark) Butler, Jennifer Carter (Angelina Maynard), Annie Elledge, Sean Kaschak and Mark Kaschak, one great granddaughter (Lee Ann Morgan) on the way; a brother, James Admire and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Janice was born in Spur, TX, spent her early years in Oklahoma and graduated from McKinney High School. She moved to San Antonio when she was 17 and began college at Incarnate Word but ultimately graduated with a degree in Economics from St. Mary's University. After her 5th child was born, she obtained a post-graduate degree in Library Science from Our Lady of the Lake University. She was a civil servant retirement counselor at Ft. Sam Houston and took early retirement to care for her ailing mother who was stricken with Parkinson's disease. She was often described by all who knew her as a tireless worker, purchasing several rent houses and refurbishing them herself, all while working full time and raising her children. She was a good and faithful Colonial Hills neighbor and could always be seen working in her yard as well as maintaining the large easement on Callaghan road for over 50 years for which she was presented an award by the homeowner's association in 2013. She was happiest outside, behind a lawn mower, on a ladder trimming trees, or tending to her plants. She also enjoyed cross-stitch, completing over 15 quilts, which have been wedding gifts to her grandchildren. She was a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and passed onto her children a beautiful gift - a foundation in faith. She taught her children the importance of a strong work ethic, the love and appreciation of great music, the desire and drive to seek opportunities. She also taught her children to treasure the fun and joyous times; because that's what would get them through the tough times. The family wishes to express their thanks to her first caregiver, Bea Herrera, whom she dearly loved as well as all of the staff, caregivers and nuns at The Village at Incarnate Word extended care unit who so lovingly cared for mom over the last 7 months. Mom's final gift was to donate her body to the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio to assist with medical research. The family will receive friends beginning at 6:00 PM on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church with a rosary beginning at 7:00 PM. Her memorial mass will be on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church with a reception to follow in the church's senior center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Assn or The Village at Incarnate Word.

Published in Express-News on Jan. 18, 2014
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