OBITUARY

Barbara Leah Morgan

17 May, 19358 August, 2022
Obituary of Barbara Leah Morgan

IN THE CARE OF

Murphy Funeral Homes

Barbara Leah Morgan, loving wife, mother and grandmother, age 87, of Vienna, Virginia died peacefully on Monday, August 8, 2022 at home surrounded by family. Born May 17, 1935, in Berkeley Springs, WV, she was the daughter of Ray Roscoe Rice and Elsie Victoria Custer Rice. She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Donald F. Morgan, son David R. Morgan and wife Debbie of Falls Church, Virginia, and daughter Megan J. Morgan of Vienna, Virginia. Survivors also include: her two granddaughters, Sarah K. Morgan of Glassboro, New Jersey and Samantha K. Morgan of Falls Church, Virginia, a grandson, Nicholas M. Allwine of Vienna, Virginia and a sister, Sandra Norman of Evington, Virginia and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly D. Morgan, 5 brothers, Ray Rice, Jr., Renan Rice, Franklin Rice, Glen Rice, and Keith Rice, and 3 sisters, Corinne DeLawder, Wanita Stephenson and Relda White. After graduating from Berkeley Springs High School in WV, she moved to the DC area, ultimately working for the Central Intelligence Agency. It was there that she met her husband. While stationed in Taiwan, they were married and began their family. She spent countless hours volunteering with the kids’ schools, scouting programs, and their other activities. When her youngest daughter graduated high school, Barbara took a “temporary job” running a convenience store in Woodland Hill Retirement community…for the next 25 years. Barbara enjoyed spending time with family and friends, doing puzzles, crafting, baking and cooking for others. She always had a smile, a kind word share, and a tune to hum. She was always ready to lend a hand and was happiest when with family and friends. Barbara was a strong woman. She overcame many health issues over the years, spending the last part of her life battling Alzheimer’s. Through it all, she remained cheerful and courageous. She will be greatly missed but will always in our thoughts and hearts. Family will receive visitors on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, August 14 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon, at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia. Service will be held at the funeral home at Noon on Sunday and will be followed by a graveside burial at 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Park, 7485 Lee Highway services, Falls Church, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Saturday, 13 August, 2022

Visitation

Sunday, 14 August, 2022

Visitation

Sunday, 14 August, 2022

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Sunday, 14 August, 2022

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