Ina Margaret Seely Morgan
1913 - 2013
Our Mother's angelic spirit ascended into the eternal sphere leaving her earthly remains in repose. This graduation occurred on September 25, 2013. Mother was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, July 31, 1913 and grew up in Sanpete where her family was involved in farming, ranching and U. S Government Indian Services. Ina is a graduate of North Sanpete High School, class of 1931, where she was involved in student government as well as many school activities. After high school Mother attended BYU for two years (always a faithful BYU fan) and then accepted employment in Salt Lake City.
Mother met and fell in love with Frank Othello Morgan in 1930 and they were married October 6, 1935; moving to Nephi, Utah to live and start their family in the farming and the ranching business. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple. She taught business classes at Juab High School and then worked for the Juab County Hospital from 1952 to 1979 as Office Manager. While making her home in Nephi, Mother served as PTA President for two years, a member of Lit-A-Lure and 20th Century Ladies Federated Clubs, as well as being involved with many other church and civic duties. Mother toiled side-by-side with her husband and sons managing sheep and cattle herds and dry and irrigated farms. Mother was an avid fan and supporter of the Nephi Ute Stampede, attending every Friday evening performance of the rodeo for the past 79 years - a perfect attendance record. Mother was an active and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many callings – compassionate service was her most favorite and naturally gifted stewardship.
Mother is the daughter of the late John Leo and Edna Lucille Rolph Seely and the granddaughter of the late John Henry and Margaretta Folkman Peel Seely and Magnus Gustavus and Anna Johanna Knudsen Rolph. Mother and dad are the parents of four boys; Charles William Morgan (Bill), Dr. Stephen Seely Morgan, Jon Leo Morgan and Michael Pressley Morgan.
Mother followed the admonition of her Savior to "Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself." Many of her acts of service bypassed human recognition but penetrated the hearts of those she served. Her influence, which touched the lives of legions, will be felt throughout eternity. Mother is an elect lady of her Heavenly Father. Her core values were based on peace and love. One of her favorite sayings was; "Never trust yourself in anger." She served as a peace maker with family, friends and strangers.
Jewels in her crown she is leaving behind are her sons Dr. Stephen S. (Analee) and Michael P. Morgan; grandchildren Julie M. Bosh (Larry), Lori M. Lee (Preston), Dr. Kyle (Emily), Dr. Christopher (Natalie) and Chauntel Morgan, RDH; her 12 great-grandchildren; her one great-great granddaughter; sister Lucy Rae Seely Capel; sister-in-law Marjorie Payne Seely; daughter-in-law Helen T. Morgan and daughter and dear friend Joanne Seely. All her nieces, nephews and many friends bid her farewell and express gratitude for being a gracious mother to each of them making each one feel "special."
Greeting Mother at the veil will be her eternal companion, Frank O. Morgan; sons Bill and Jon Morgan; her parents; grand and great grandparents; brothers Mark, Robert, Duskee, Edwin and John Seely; sister Chesla Seely Patterson; grandson Dr. Chad T. Morgan; nephews Jeff Capel, Jake and Johnny Ross Seely as well as numerous friends and family members.
Mother's funeral celebration services will take place at 11:00 am Friday, October 4, 2013 in the Nephi Utah Stake Center, 351 North 100 West, Nephi, Utah. Family and friends are invited to Mothers viewing Thursday evening, October 3, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, Nephi, Utah; and at the Stake Center one hour prior to Mothers services. Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and Mother's love of people, education and the Gospel; donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Missionary Fund or their Perpetual Education Fund at LDS Philanthropies, 1450 North University Avenue, Provo, Utah 84604.