Published in The Washington Post on Jun. 7, 2020.
BETTY MORGAN 1926 - 2020
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, Betty Jean Morgan passed away
peacefully at Wilson Health Care Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland,
from complications due to dementia.
Betty Jean was survived by her sons, David Morganwalp and his
wife, Jill, Bruce Morgan and his wife, Tina and, stepson, John
Morgan and his wife, Earlene. Grandchildren, Carly (Morganwalp) Sitton, Kelsy Morganwalp,
Jeff Morgan, and Chris Morgan. Step-grandchildren, Gail (Noggle) Hogue, Marilyn (Noggle)
Nolan, Richard Noggle, David Noggle, Cathy (Morgan) Culver, Charles (Chip) Morgan.
Betty Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Charles Fredrick Morgan, her
stepdaughter, Alice (Morgan) (Noggle) Robinson, and her step-grandson, Bruce Noggle.
Born October 14,1926, as Betty Jean Ferris in Washington, DC, and was raised by her
parents George and Irene on Albemarle Street in the District. Betty Jean graduated Wilson
High School in the District in 1944. She then went on to earn undergraduate degrees first
from George Washington University (AA 1946) and then from Western Maryland Collage (now
McDaniel College, BA 1948). She also earned a Master's degree at Garrett Biblical Institute
(now Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary), MA 1953). She frequently talked about her
time at Garrett to her family.
Betty Jean married Dr. Charles Fredrick Morgan in 1956.
Betty Jean later became an elementary school librarian for Montgomery County Public
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, will host a virtual service on
Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 11 a.m.
For more information contact the church at or 301-869-1780.
Condolences can be expressed on an online guestbook at www.goserve.net/bjmorgan
Donations in honor of Betty Jean can be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Endowment
Fund (16420 S. Westland Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, attn: Vicki Schmidt).