David Charles Morgan ’52
David Charles MORGAN David Charles Morgan, 1930-2011, was born in Seattle and graduated from Franklin High School, class of 1947. David was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity (Fiji’s) at the University of Washington, class of 1952 and for over fifty years enjoyed getting together with his Fiji brothers. He passed away at his home on Sunday in the arms of his loving family. David was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Lucile, his sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Tom Moore, and son, Mark, who passed away in 2006. He is survived by Jane, his wife of 57 years, his surviving children, Ross (Diane Schrenk) Morgan, Cary (Lyn) Morgan Frates, Scott (Marsha Rova) Morgan, daughter-in-law Laura Morgan, nine grandchildren, Derek, Michelle, Alex, Monica, Joey, Nick, Katie, Victor and Erik, and three great-grandchildren, Jayli, Syndey and Brielle. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Bo and Joan Morgan, and several dear nieces, nephews and cousins. Life-long Washington residents, Jane and David raised their family in Bellevue and Clyde Hill, and in 1979 as empty nesters, they retired to Indianola and later moved to Kingston in Kitsap County. Golf and football topped his love of sports. He was a life-long Husky football rooter and Tyee member for many years.
David devoted over thirty years to coaching Boy’s and Girl’s Club Junior football, twenty-five as head coach in the Bellevue Fox football system. As head coach with Mike Lampkin as his defensive coach, he never had a losing season, with over 100 wins, 18 championships, only 10 losses, 2 ties and many undefeated seasons. In 1983, his team was un-scored upon and no first downs were made by any opposing team. He later shared his football wisdom with his sons, who coached junior football in Woodinville and Kingston, earning him the nickname, ‘Yoda’.
He was a longtime member of Overlake Golf Club in Bellevue, Washington. He golfed to the very end with the Meadowmeer Boys at the Thursday Night Men’s League. He played his last round of golf with the Meadowmeer Boys in Astoria, Oregon, September of 2010. His wife and family were his greatest joy. A gentleman to his last breath, he filled their lives with unfailing love and great humor. He is, and will always be missed. Please make any remembrances to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in your area, or to the Kingston High School Band Boosters.
Memorial services will be held at the Indianola Club House in Indianola, Washington on March 20th at 2:00 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times on February 14, 2011