April 14, 1935 – Feb. 23, 2021
Barbara Morgan, 85, of Prairie City, Oregon, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Barbara was the only child born to Ray and Genevieve Morgan on April 14, 1935, in Prairie City, Oregon. Graduating from Grant Union High School in 1953, Barbara studied economics at Willamette University and, after obtaining her teaching credentials, taught high school business courses in Roseburg for three years. Additionally, Barbara received a Masters of Education and went on to teach the visually handicapped at Portland State University.
After her father’s death in 1969, Barbara returned to Prairie City to assist her mother in the management of the Morgan family cattle ranch and to continue in her father’s footsteps. Barbara is best known for her tenacious and independent spirit, courageously continuing to manage her family ranch in the face of prolonged health challenges. Her long-time friends credit her with a great internal strength. She was always a straightforward and direct force of nature that will long be remembered in the valley.
Honoring Barbara’s wishes, there will be no public service. She will be laid to rest next to her parents in the Prairie City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope 4 Paws, P.O. Box 912, John Day, OR 97845.