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Lee Morgan

July 13, 1945 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Lee Garrison Morgan, age 78, passed away Monday January 22, 2024 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Lee was born in Philadelphia on July 13th, 1945 to Russell Morgan Sr. and Thelma Morgan. He grew up in New Jersey, and moved to the Pacific Northwest for his graduate studies. Lee settled in Seattle where he met his wife Nena and where they raised their family.
Lee was marine biologist, and later on in his career, a business school professor teaching international students. He was very popular with his students because he was open minded and genuinely interested in other cultures.
Lee was a principled man and remained true to his values regardless of the cost. His love for his family was unwavering. Lee had a great sense of humor and always made his family laugh. He wanted his children to be independent thinkers and nice people, and to always remain close to each other. He took great pride in watching them grow up and start their own families.
Lee was a huge fan of baseball, Liverpool FC, and Alabama football. He often called a play before the announcer made the call. A scientist at heart, Lee loved nature. He particularly enjoyed bird watching and searching for the remarkable trees of Virginia with Nena. Lee’s other passions included listening to music of all kinds and fishing in South Florida. 
Lee will be deeply missed and will be remembered as a devoted husband and father, a hero to his children, and a loving grandfather (PopPop). Lee is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Nena, his son Keith Morgan (Khristina), his daughter Nadja Morgan Barthès (Arnaud), and grandchildren Alexandra, Léonie, and Luka.

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