Linda Sue Morgan, a first grade teacher for 15 years at Westside Elementary School, died June 6, 2014, in her sleep of natural causes. She had been a resident of Mount Hood and Mosier, Ore., before moving to Oregon City to be near her family after her retirement.
Though she had been battling lung cancer for over four years, she was healthy and strong for most of that time. Her death was sudden and unexpected but apparently painless and peaceful.
As a Christian from an early age, she never doubted her final destination, and her family has no doubt that she “fell asleep and woke up in Glory.” She was active in churches in Hood River and The Dalles and was known for her positive approach to life, her love of children and her devotion to God, her family, and her students.
Linda was born in Borger, Texas, on Sept. 23, 1944, but her family moved to Southern California when she was 2. She married her husband, John, at age 20. After staying home with her two daughters until they were both in school, she returned to college to complete her education and accomplish her lifelong dream of teaching.
The family moved to Mount Hood in 1982. She worked in a private kindergarten five years before she was hired to teach at Westside. She retired in 2002.
Linda is survived by her husband, John; her daughters Heather and Brenda; her son-in-law Eric; grandchildren Morgan, Brady, Zoe, Ezekiel, Hallie, Livy and Savannah; and her brothers Lee and Paul Van Cleave. She was greatly loved and is sorely missed.
Her memorial service will be held at Oregon City Evangelical Church, 1024 Linn Ave., on Thursday, June 19, at 2 p.m.
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