Julia Elizabeth Morgan

julia morgan
Julia Elizabeth Morgan, 85, of Hartshorn Dr., Candler, joined her Lord and Savior Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Baptist Retirement Home. Ms. Morgan was born on October 18, 1922, in Asheville to the late Ada Anders Morgan and Clyde Terrell Morgan. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers: Terrell Yates Morgan, Herbert P. Morgan, and Edward L. Morgan. A long-time member of West Asheville Baptist Church and later Hominy Valley Baptist Church, she was active in church affairs and was well-known for her wisdom and deep understanding of Biblical practices. She lived her life according to her beliefs and was unerringly fair and kind. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of being associated with her. Ms. Morgan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1944, majoring in chemistry. She worked as a Research Chemist at the Ecusta Paper Corporation, in Pisgah Forest; as a Toxicological Chemist at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine and Carbarrus Memorial Hospital; and then joined the American Enka Corporation, in 1953. At American Enka, she served as Manager of the Rayon Research Analytical Laboratory; Manager of the Polymer Control Lab and Analytical Development Lab; Research Analytical Section head; and as Manager of the Analytical and Testing Research Department. She was active in various civic and political activities, including as a member of the League of Women Voters, as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, as a member of the Pilot International; and as a teacher of adult Sunday School classes for many years. She was a lifetime member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Alumni Association, and was a generous supporter of many charities involving public education, the disadvantaged and animal welfare. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Gwyn Bowles, of Waynesville, Libba Wagner, of Lexington, Frank Morgan, of Canton, Marsha Henson of Salem, SC, Steve Morgan and John Morgan, of Candler, and Carol Tyndall, of Asheville; special cousin, David L. Williams, of Jacksonville, FL; as well as numerous extended family members. A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hills Cemetery with the Revs. Dr. Joe Yelton and Dr. Fred Werhan officiating. Her family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. Memorials may be made one's favorite charity.

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  1. My aunt, Mary Frances Anders, (who is now 94 and has lived with me for the past 6 yrs.) was very fond of Julia and Julia was very kind to her and to me when I became Mary Frances’ caretaker. On our last visit to Asheville, we visited Julia and her dog for about an hour and they talked of family picnics on the lawn and other family memories. Julia was Aunt Mary Frances’ tie to Uncle Glenn’s family. Charlotte Scharff

  2. John we are sorry to hear about the death of your Aunt. We know she was special to you and your family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. We will truly miss – Miss Julia. We had already missed her sitting on her porch each evening and waving at us when we rode our bikes or walking in the neighbor when she was moved to the nursing home. Before being moved to the nursing home she and Bo were always greeting everyone as they passed by her house while she sit on her patio- since it was a dead end we got to see her coming and going. I would go over and sit and visit with her and we would talk about the bluebirds and how pretty her yard was and how much she loved it. We had good talks and she enjoyed our neighbor and our community get togethers -this year would be our 3rd year. She enjoyed it so much and we had it in October around her birthday. I visited her at the nursing home but she always said it is not the same, she missed her home so much and her ‘only’ child Bo. I wish she could have lived her last days where she was the happiest. But I know she has a wonderful place now in heaven that she can feel at home again.

  4. Julia, you were my dear friend and I will miss you very much. I will hold on to some wonderful memories.Love Mattie

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