Carol J. Morgan, 75, of Findlay, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Bridge Hospice Care Center. She left this world surrounded by so much love and the Light of the Lord. Her two daughters, Joie, Kathy, and her most cherished friends, were by her side.
Our mom was born in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania on January 15, 1946, to the Rev. Samuel and Ruth (Siebert) Moyer. She grew up the youngest of three kids and the only girl (the preacher’s daughter). Carol graduated high school in Thurmont Maryland. She met our father, Ron Morgan, in Virginia. They married at a young age. We were the product of young love that sadly ended too soon of divorce. Sending Carol and her two little ones to Pennsylvania to be near her parents. Our mom was always known for her lively and extremely funny personality. Everybody loved her!
In May of 1985, her father and hero Sam, passed away to cancer. A year later in May 1986, her big brother David also passed away to cancer. These two events were extremely devastating for Carol. Shortly thereafter, my sister and I left the nest. And finally, Carol lost her mother in late 1990. Life became unbearable for our mother. She turned heavily to drinking and became a recluse. She existed for many years on Rolling Rock beer, cigarettes, and books. She was always an avid reader and very intelligent. Carol hit her rock bottom in 2009 and that ‘s when my sister and I went to Pennsylvania and got her, brought her here to Findlay, and got her sober. She began her journey with AA and the many beautiful new friends she made that changed her life. As she got stronger, she became so many people’s rock. Their “Mama Carol”. She lost her best friend Mary Ridge in January of this year. That was very hard on our mom. Mary kept her in line…kept her moving. They were Lucy and Ethel. This year has seen a slow decline in our mom’s health, but not her sense of humor or her fight. She was a child of God and that was shown to us in her passing. The Lord Jesus made sure that Mama Carol was surrounded by all her most precious loved ones.
She is survived by my sister and I, Joie L. Morgan and Katherine J. Wortman. Her brother Joe Moyer of Virginia. A nephew, Stephen Moyer and his wife Antje and their beautiful family of Virginia. Her beloved cat, Chuck (a girl). Special friend, Ken of Pennsylvania. And so many beautiful and loving friends from AA.
Special thanks to her best friends, Pam McMaster, Jack Taylor, Paula Vandenburg Eisenhour, Mary Sue King, Annette Franklin, and Catherine Hayes, for being there with us and making her passing so Blessed. And for being so good to our mother always. Also, Thanks to all the nurses at Blanchard Valley Hospital who helped take care of Carol in July and last week. And lastly, thank you to Tony at Hufford Family Funeral Home for being so kind and helpful during this difficult time.
There will be a private celebration of life at a later date. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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