Ilea R. Morgan

July 5, 1934September 3, 2018

Ilea R. Morgan, 84, passed away peacefully September 3, 2018. She was born in a sod house in Sherman County, Kansas July 5, 1934 to Norris E. and Letha (Tate) Sporing. She married Harry J. Morgan in August 1953. They were long time resident of Frederick, Maryland where they raised four children while working to create barrier free access for the disabled.

They moved to Glendale, Arizona in 1977 where Ilea became an accomplished needlewoman. She was active in the EGA and ANG chapters helping to found a chapter and holding offices including being elected president in 1994 of the Desert Threaders. She was selected to stitch an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree in 1996.

Ilea was survived by two daughters, Debra S Fisher, NC, Dana Bacigaluppi, PA, one sister Lois Byers, and multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Harry, one daughter Deloras La Master, one son Duane Owen Morgan, and one grandchild, Jennifer Schroerer.

Services will be Monday, September 10, at the Chapel of the Chimes, 7924 N. 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ in the West Chapel. Visitation at 10 a.m., Celebration of Life at 11a.m., Graveside at noon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ilea’s honor to the or the American Lung Association.


  • Visitation Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, September 10, 2018

Ilea R. Morgan

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Darr Page

September 8, 2018

I brought my girl friend there to the house for the holidays to meet grandma and grandpa. My grandmother looked at her and said oh she's cute is she the one you wouldn't be quite about? Always the one for being straight forward about stuff, just what she taught me... Miss you grandma....