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Alta M. Morgan

September 19, 2018

Alta Morgan

Clive, Iowa, formerly Sioux City

Alta Mae Morgan, 86, of Clive, formerly of Sioux City, peacefully passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at her home from heart disease.

A celebration of life service will be 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Walnut Ridge Community in Clive. Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Iles Funeral Home in Des Moines. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.

Alta was born on March 27, 1932, in Hawarden, Iowa, to William Joseph and Mildred (Knapp) Murphy. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City.

She married Merritt Charles “Herb” Morgan in 1950. They settled in Sioux City after Mr. Morgan finished his service in the U.S. Navy. She had six children. She was an active member of Mayflower Congregational Church until moving to Clive in 2009.

During their marriage, the Morgan’s were very active in the Abu Bekr Shrine Foot Patrol. Alta was active with AIDS awareness and a lay minister performing many church services, marriages and funerals. A vivacious lady that never met a stranger, was a loving generous daughter, wife, mother and friend. Always larger than life, she will be missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing her.

Survivors include her children, Paula (Col. William) Levay of Johnston, Iowa, Gregg Morgan of San Antonio, Texas, Sheryl (Dr. Doug) Nespory of Kearney, Mo., Matthew (Irene) Morgan of San Antonio, and Todd (Cally) Morgan of Sioux City; grandchildren, Jason Morgan, Dr. Austin (Mandy) Lehr, Brett (Tammy) Levay, Ryan (Julie) Levay, Brittany Morgan, Ashley Morgan, Kayla (Lloyd) Hanneman, and David Morgan; great-grandchildren, Rylee, Regan, Reese, Rowan and Rhett Lehr, Aden Hernandez, Brooke Levay, Mavrick Morgan, Landon Hanneman, and Henry Levay; and a sister, Aggie (Dan) Cowell of Payson, Ariz.

Alta was preceded in death by her husband in 1991 after 42 years of marriage; as well as her son, David Merritt in 1992.

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