Rowena Lynn Morgan-Schuster
March 13, 1946 – November 7, 2020
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, Rowena “Lynne” Morgan Schuster passed away after a long battle with cancer. She was 74.
Lynne was one tough woman who never stopped fighting. Her resilience truly amazed her family and friends. She is no longer here, but we all have wonderful memories and are so grateful she is no longer in pain.
Lynne grew up in an Army family and lived in several states before her father retired from military service. Her family moved to Amarillo, TX where she graduated from Tascosa High School and made many life-long friends during her time there.
She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science (BS) from Texas Tech University and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. Lynne loved dancing. At an early age she began learning tap and ballet. She aspired to become a professional dancer. She took dance classes at the Austin Rec Center while her daughter took judo in the next room.
Throughout the 70s, she spent Friday nights after work with her daughter and co-workers from the Texas Department of Public Welfare at Austin landmarks such as the Armadillo World Headquarters and Scholtz’s Beer Garden.
She loved adventures and lived in several states including Arizona, Nevada, DC, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Maryland while advancing her career as a Healthcare Executive.
When she was selected for her first executive position in Page, Arizona, she bought a new copper colored 1979 Ford F-100 pickup. She loaded up the pets and her daughter for the journey. In Page she ran two non-profit healthcare centers for Navajo Americans. She and her daughter enjoyed many nights camping in the pickup on Lake Powell at the top of the Grand Canyon. It was the Navajo weavers who sparked her passion for weaving and fiber arts.
After many years of investment in her career, Lynne achieved the enviable goal of retiring from the Healthcare industry at the young age of 50 years old. Her focus turned to knitting, weaving and other fiber arts, as well as spending more time with her family in Texas. One of Lynne’s true passions was her pets. She consistently maintained a menagerie of at least 2 – 6 dogs, cats, birds, and bunnies through the years. She met her husband Bob in the midnineties in Pennsylvania where they both owned Pet Sitting businesses. Clearly, they had the love of pets in common. Lynne and Bob fell in love and got married. True to form, she bought a 5th wheel pickup and a trailer, they loaded up the pets, and made their way back to Texas to stay.
Lynne was preceded in death by her parents Carthel “Red” and Gwendola Morgan, her brother Burke Morgan, sisters-in-law Mary Craig and Patricia Morgan. She is survived by her husband Bob Schuster, brother Del Morgan, daughter Vanessa and wife Sherry Morgan, nieces and nephews Danna and Brad Barnes, Kyle and Sylvia Craig, Whitney Morgan, Art, Josh and Cheyenne Barranco, Michaelyn and Ryan Bradford along with her beloved cats Brown Kitty and Lucky.
The family will hold a small virtual memorial for family and friends. Her ashes will be scattered at a future date.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Rowena Lynn Morgan-Schuster
November 28, 2020
I met Lynn in our neighborhood when she was volunteering for the HOA board. We immediately became friends. She was so smart and artistic. We always had something to talk about when we got together to knit and crochet. I wish we'd known each other in our younger years because I KNOW we'd have had a great time!
November 24, 2020
I just read this and feel very sad for her daughter and husband. She had just found out she had cancer before our 50th reunion. She and Don McIver rode with us to many of the activities and to places we had lived in Amarillo. We really had fun with her and Don. We continued to keep in touch, but I did not realize she had passed. She was upbeat and fun to be with, never complaining at the reunion. She certainly fought this, and I’m sorry for her family. 😢
Ann (Zickefoose) Morgan
November 22, 2020
Lynne sat at our table at our last class reunion in 2014 and we really got to visit a lot. I enjoyed it so much. I kept in touch with her on FB. Lynne never mentioned she had cancer until the last couple of years. She was such a sweetheart and it broke my heart to see her fight so hard only to lose this battle. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
November 22, 2020
I was only previlged to be around Lynn a few times over the years, but I remember she was always smiling. She always made me and my family feel so welcome and treated us like we were part of hers. I know she will be greatly missed, but lovingly remembered.