- October 18, 1936 - April 15, 2011
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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.