Daisy Lenora Morgan, age 97 died at Crest View Care Center on January 28, 2020. Funeral Services will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 11:00AM with Pastor Ann Sundberg officiating. There will be no graveside service. Refreshments or meal following.
Daisy was born at home on Feb. 6, 1922 near Obert, NE to Charles Clinton and Frances (Vogel) Grantham. The family moved to Chadron in 1929 where Daisy attended country schools in the Deadhorse and Flagbutte area until 7th grade, she then attended Chadron High School where she graduated in 1940.
She married William Raymer on her birthday in 1944. To this union four children were born; Janice Lynn, Jerene Rainell, Loren William, and John Clinton.
Daisy was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, The American Legion Auxiliary, the Chadron R.S.V.P(The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) and the Senior Center 60+ Club.
An avid card player, Daisy ate weekday lunch for many, many years at the Senior Center followed by rousing games of cards or bingo. For a few years she also met every Wednesday morning at Walmart for cards with the Wednesday card group. With a pack of cards in her purse, she was always ready for an impromptu card game.
She was employed by the Chadron State College for 21 years and enjoyed a sponsored overseas field trip (the college students called her “Grandma”) to England, France, Wales and Scotland. Going to the top of the Eiffel Tower was a great experience.
On a trip to Washington D.C. she saw the Vietnam Wall. While in the area, she visited the “Eternal Flame” of President Kennedy. And on her visit to New York she saw the Statue of Liberty and took a side trip to Ottawa and Montreal, Canada as well.
Her husband William died May 13, 1977. He had been employed as a heavy equipment operator at Fort Robinson during the terrible 1949 blizzard and was later employed by the State of Nebraska Highway Department of Roads in Chadron, Nebraska.
Daisy married Myles Orville Morgan in 1994 and was welcomed into his loving family. He was a shop and drafting instructor at the college for many years. Myles died October 11, 2000.
Daisy is survived by her children; Janice (Fred) Thomas of Chadron, Jerene Lanka of Spearfish, SD, Loren (Emily) Raymer of Vancouver, Washington, John (Nella) Raymer of Hot Springs, SD; sisters-in-law Joanne Grantham of Chadron and Fay Grantham of Calabasas, CA and by numerous nieces and nephews as well as grandchildren and a great granddaughter. Also, Myles’s daughters Joy (Jon) Hoffman of CO, Cecily (Pat) Cassidy of NM and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Daisy was preceded in death by her parents (Charles Clinton and Francis (Vogle) Grantham, both her husbands, brothers Milton, DeOwn and LeRoy Grantham and sisters Mazie Cape, and Rose Manning.
A memorial has been established for the Chadron Senior Center, donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron NE 69337.
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