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Morgan, Doris Briggs

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October 22, 1928 - April 3, 2014

Morgan, Doris Briggs

Doris entered this life on October 22, 1928 and peacefully departed on April 3, 2014 at her home.

As a lifelong resident of Dallas, she treasured her childhood friends and was proud to have been a Woodrow Wilson Wildcat – Class of 1946, so much so that her schools’ fight songs were among the first tunes she taught her children. Doris later attended Southern Methodist University and Texas State College for Women.

As a charter member of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Doris wore several hats; including President of the Women’s Auxiliary, Acolyte Mother, and even played the piano for the children’s services.  Many lifelong friendships were made through service at her church.

Doris had a variety of passions, including golf, playing the piano, ham radio (KA5BBB), cross-word puzzles and… everyone knew not to call during Wheel of Fortune.  A challenging game of gin rummy would never be turned down.

Doris never knew a stranger and welcomed all to her “kitchen table” for a good talk and a refreshing cocktail; all of which were accompanied by a feast from her “magical” refrigerator, producing gourmet meals in seconds. 

Family members who will greet her in heaven include her parents, Ruby & Lemuel Briggs; brother, Lloyd Briggs; husband, Jack P. Morgan; and son, Jack B. Morgan.  Those who remain to treasure and celebrate her life include her daughter, Mary Peltier and husband Kenneth; grandchildren, Eric (Fairbanks, AK), Sarah (Dallas), Kathryn and her children Jackson and Karly (Wasilla, AK), and Scott (Centennial, CO).

KA5BBB…signing out.  (–. — — -.. -… -.– .)

A celebration of Doris’ life will be held on Wednesday, April 9th at 10:00 AM at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with a reception to follow at the church – 11122 Midway Rd. Dallas, Texas

Doris’ favorite charity was the Hospice organization.

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John E. Wimberley

April 09, 2014 6:43PM

Mary - I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was such a great neighbor to my parents and a just a really wonderful woman. Your family name will always live on in the subdivision I built on your old homestead. I think of her a lot as I'm living on the spot that she spent so many great years in her home and see the crepe myrtles that she had in your back yard.


Stewart A. Mercer

April 09, 2014 2:40PM

I met Doris when I purchased the "office building" that Jack had owned and operated from for a number of years, on Shorecrest Drive on the north edge of Love Field...
Doris was a delight to work with, and I got to know her humor and hospitality during the years in which she chose to carry the mortgage. It was with a certain sadness that when my business prospered and we outgrew that old, 1938, building that It reduced the need to meet Doris on a regular basis and experience her hospitality.
I suspect that we will all miss her quick wit and charm.

May she rest in peace.....

Stewart Mercer


Mary Hooker

April 08, 2014 7:16AM

Mary, and family, I am saddened to hear about your mother...gee I guess I've known her for over 45 years. She was a lovely lady and a hard worker at Good Shepherd.
Mary Hooker


Jane Johnson

April 06, 2014 9:30AM

Our friendship goes back to 1972! I will miss her phone calls as we would reminisce all the good times we had together. She always beat me in golf & gin rummy - We celebrated our October birthdays each year with cocktails & lunch at DAC - many parties with our spouses ended up at her house playing music & singing! What great fun. She was dear to me and I will miss her.


Deborah Briggs Chance

April 05, 2014 3:56PM

I called her my Aunt Doris though she was my first cousin, our dads being brothers. She was a great and loving lady in the very best sense. It was a privilege to have her as part of our family. She will be greatly missed.