Kara Wilburn Morgan, age 93, died peacefully at his residence on November 16, 2019, and was reunited in Heaven with his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Joyce Cleo Morgan.
Kara was born on August 6, 1926 to Thelma Lee Spurlock Morgan and Kara Narce Morgan in Wolfe City, Texas. He was the oldest of their nine children. After high school graduation, Kara enlisted in the Army and was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. He served as the Brigadier General’s Chauffeur from December 1944 to June 1949. He met Joyce in the Adjutant’s Office where she worked as a clerk typist. Their love blossomed when Kara drove Joyce to the hospital for an office-related injury to her finger. On June 4, 1948, Kara and Joyce were married and together they created a beautiful life filled with love and laughter.
Kara retired from Sparkletts as an auditor with over 35 years of service that began with him driving the trucks and delivering bottled water while completing his A.A. at San Bernardino Valley College and raising his daughters. He built two mountain cabins where the family spent most weekends, playing card games, watching and reading Westerns.
Kara and Joyce enjoyed traveling the world from the sandy shores of Hawaii to the snowy Alps in Switzerland, from the glaciers in Alaska to the beaches of Cancun, from the tranquil waters at Lake Louise to the heart of the Holy Land, from family cruises and road trips across the U.S. to the houseboat on Lake Shasta, they shared their love for adventure with their children and grandchildren.
Kara is survived by his daughters, Carole Carlson and Chrisse Langley; granddaughters, Tara Rider, Amy Kudenov, Jessica Walser, and Lisa Carlson; three great-grandchildren, Harmony Wayland, Autumn Robbins, and Damon Rider; and three great-great grandchildren, Remedy, Wayland, and Anakin Robbins. He is also survived by his sisters, Eris Holloway, Mona Eubanks Aleman, Corine Ledbetter, Linda Eakin, Diana Keener, and Dora Burnett; and many grand-nieces and nephews.
Kara will be remembered for his tenacious spirit and tremendous strength of character. Per his request, a memorial service will not be held. We ask friends and family to celebrate his life in their own way.
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