Nancy Lee (Nowlin) Morgan, 65, went to her Lord on Monday, August 10, 2015, after a mercifully brief illness.
Born in Vernon, Texas on July 13, 1950, to David and Norma Lee (Eubanks) Nowlin, Nancy grew up on the family farm outside of Oklaunion, Texas with her sister and best friend, Kelita Ann. Their love of the farm continued as they jointly managed the farming and ranching activities through the present day.
Active in 4H in her youth raising show lambs, Nancy also enjoyed her years in Camp Fire Girls, for which her mother was the District Director.
Nancy graduated from Vernon High School in 1968 where she was a cheerleader, mascot, homecoming queen and a member of the National Honor Society. Because Nancy was so modest and unassuming, her friends of recent years took great pleasure in roasting her regarding her reign as Miss Vernon of 1968 and her subsequent competition in the Miss Texas Pageant.
She attended West Texas State University for one year and graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in Elementary Education. While at NTSU, Nancy was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
Nancy met her life-long soul-sister, Jill (Green) Leisch, in her final year of college. After graduation, they spent six weeks touring Europe as they toted their hard-shell Samsonite luggage and cosmetic bags. These were the days before cell phones, etc., and they were totally out of communication with family (except for the occasional pleas for additional funds).
After working briefly in Dallas, Nancy moved with her sister and brother-in-law to Almont, Colorado. The three jointly managed a hunting and skiing lodge, and rumor has it that Nancy was quite the bartender (but maybe not so great a waitress).
Nancy relocated to Denver where she met the love of her life, Charles “Chuck” Morgan. They were wed in 1979 in the yard of her parent’s home in Vernon, Texas. Chuck and Nancy were blessed with two wonderful children, Clayton Nowlin Morgan and Katherine Lee Morgan.
The family moved to Houston in 1989 where Nancy was actively involved in all of the activities of her children as well as Junior League, volunteer work, and church activities. For several years, she worked as receptionist at Faithbridge United Methodist Church.
Nancy is survived by her husband of 36 years, Chuck; her children, Clayton and Katy of Houston, and their loving partners Sara Rivers and Michael Stubbart; her sister, Kelita Morris, of Beaverton, Oregon; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Loved by all for her light heart, her joyous laugh, her boundless enthusiasm, and her sweet spirit, she will be greatly missed. However, Nancy was a strong believer in her Lord Jesus and knew that she would be seeing all of us again in a better place.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the following:
– Camp Fire Girls (2100 Yamparika, Vernon, TX. 76384), or
– Campus Crusade for Christ (FBO Chris and Liza DeGarmo, P.O. Box 628222, Orlando, FL. 32862)