- October 18, 1936 - April 15, 2011
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
of Donald's Passing
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“I worked as a machinist at Continental Machining Co. in Albuquerque and got to talk with Don when he would stop by to help building a sprint car the...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: kurt tomlinson - albuquerque, NM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Mr. Morgan for a long time, but the time I did, I really came to appreciate him as a person and as a...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Plassmeyer
“I am so sorry for your loss. You and Don have been friends of my parents for a long time and we send our sympathy. Walter and Lois Judge, and Sue...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sue
“Jane I am so sorry for your loss. Again I thank you for the opportunities you and Don gave me and for your help and encouragement. Don will be missed...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Aaron James - abq, NM - friend
“We are very sorry for your loss. Don was a great person and I'm sure he will be missed.
We purchased our property in the Sandia Science &...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Danny Sachs - ABQ, NM
“Jane, to you our deepest sympathy, Don was a wonderful man. For the short time that we knew him, he was an inspiration in our lives, wish more...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mike and Dee - Albuquerque, NM
“Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Don's family.
Lee and Brenda Warren
7 of 11 | Posted by: Lee Warren - friend
“Jane ,, All of our Hearts and memories are with you at this time. You and Don were always so good to us and Aric ( Don called him Freddy ) when he...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Bob, Jody & Aric Morgan - Tucson, AZ
“Best Wishes for Don's Family, I started buying parts from Don as soon as Imported parts opened in 1971. Tough as nails but fair, honest, likeable and...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rick Louderbough - Albuquerque, NM
“Loving, wonderful, friendly, kind and generous neighbor. We will miss him so very much. Can't imagine our neighborhood without seeing Don often...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Tom White & Christine Voliva - NM
“On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we extend our deepest condolences.
11 of 11 | Posted by: Harold Hamilton - Albuquerque, NM
Donald Wayne Morgan, 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011. He was born on Curtis Creek, N.C. to the late Dedrick and Crystal Morgan. Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Lynn. Don served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1959. He began racing modified race cars at Speedway Park in 1959 and enjoyed it for several years. Don opened Imported Auto Parts, Inc. in 1971 and at one time owned five stores. He received a BS in Business from the University of Albuquerque and graduated Cum Laude. Don completed the MBA program at Highlands University and was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Albuquerque from 1980-1982. He held commercial, instrument, instructor and multi-engine pilot's licenses and a commercial helicopter license. Until his death he was owner and President of Morgan Real Estate Development and Construction, Inc. Don was very instrumental in the development of The Sandia Science and Technology Park as well as developing the Quail Ridge neighborhood in the Northeast Heights. He enjoyed caring for animals, working with art, riding motorcycles, working outdoors, and many other activities. Don was a loving husband and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held at French ~ University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Ken Meunier, Eddie Peinado, Tony Clark, Riley Jim, Dirk Sanders, and Mickey Hollingshead. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.