Alice Morgan
1927 - 2021
Benito & Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel - Santa Cruz
1050 Cayuga St
Santa Cruz, CA
Alice Gillis Morgan, 93, passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord on January 27, 2021. 
Alice was born on February 2, 1927 to Hal and Luverne Gillis.  At the age of 7, following her
parents divorce, Alice went to the Los Angeles Orphan's Home where she lived until she was
14.  At 14, Alice moved to Pacific Grove to live with her sister Betty.  During her high school
years, Alice worked at the Pacific Grove Athletic Club and picked fruit in the Salinas Valley. 
While attending Pacific Grove High School, Alice met her childhood sweetheart Gerald Morgan
whom she would later marry.
After graduating from Pacific Grove High School, Alice moved to Yosemite to work at the
Ahwahnee Hotel.  There she met and married Paul F. Keesaw in 1946, and went on to have 6
children [Susan, Fred, Paula, Frank, Barbara, and Laurie] with him.  Following Paul's passing in
1973, Alice moved to the San Lorenzo Valley where she continued to raise her 3 youngest
children as a single parent.   Alice worked as the secretary of San Lorenzo Valley Baptist Church
until her retirement in 1996.
After reuniting with her childhood sweetheart in early 1996, Alice and Gerald Morgan were
married on September 14 of that same year. Alice was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother,
great grandmother, great great grandmother, aunt, and friend who held an unwavering faith in
God.  Alice loved her life and family.  She enjoyed flying with Gerald, going to the beach, and
spending time with her family and friends. She was always in search of the perfect cup of coffee,
and in earlier years, her glasses.  Alice will be remembered for her kindness, cheerful positive
outlook on life, unconditional love, and great sense of humor.
Alice is survived by her loving husband, Gerald K. Morgan, Sons Fred [Laurie] Keesaw, Frank
[Laura] Keesaw, daughters Paula Keesaw, Laurie [Greg] Stoever, and Barbara Keesaw,
Stepchildren Tom [Karen] Morgan, Jim [Dot] Morgan and Susan [Jimmy] Richards, and
numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Alice was preceded
in death by her daughter Susan.
The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Season's Hospice of Sacramento and
Gary Benito of Pacific Garden's Chapel for their care and support during this time. A private
family burial is planned, with a celebration of life memorial to be held at a later time.  In lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 in
her honor.
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