Fern Elizabeth Morgan

God saw you getting tired; He did what he thought best. He put his arms around you and said, "Fern, come home and rest." Fern Elizabeth Morgan passed away peacefully at the Olivia White Hospice Home on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.

She was born in Bellaire, Kan. on Feb. 8, 1913 to James and Bertha Maydew. She was the sixth child of eight children.

On May 29, 1934, she married Irwin Morgan, son of Jacob C. and Rena Morgan. They had two daughters, Vivienne Jeanne and Carole.

Fern was postmaster in Ft. Defiance, Ariz. for 10 years and worked in that post office for a total of 24 years. She was an accomplished seamstress and artist with many other talents. Fern was a member of the Victorious Life Christian Center in Flagstaff.

Fern is survived by Vivienne Jeanne Petersen and husband Chris and Carole Richard and husband Don; six grandchildren, Lori (Rick) Lubke, Bret Petersen, Cody (Kim) Petersen, Ryen (Kerrie) Petersen, Rana (Storm) Savage and Donald Glen Richard; and 10 grandchildren, Baili and CrissyBelle Lubke, Kyle and Hayden Petersen, Jake and Juliana Petersen, Noah and Sydnee Petersen and Morgan and Cody Savage.

A special thank you to all the caregivers at Flagstaff Medical Center, The Peaks, Olivia White Hospice Home and all the 911 responders. Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so at the Victorious Life Christian Center or the Olivia White Hospice Home, both in Flagstaff.

A viewing for family and friends was held Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at Norvel Owens Mortuary. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 with Pastor Tim Masters officiating at Norvel Owens Mortuary. A reception followed the service.

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