Felix Morgan

Profile Updated: February 7, 2023
Residing In: Albuquerque, NM USA
Spouse/Partner: Rev. Ruth M. Morgan
Occupation: Retired, January 20,2012
Children: Laira, born 1972 (three grandchildren: Shane, born 2008, Miranda, born 2010, and Esme born 2013); Elise, More…born 1975 (three grandchildren: Robbie, born 2002, Sarah, born 2004, and Gabrielle, born 2006). Twelve other step-grandchildren from my wife's previous marriage, and my wife has two great-grandsons: Aidin and Warren.
Military Service: USAF  
Yes! Attending Reunion

Started as a cadet at USAF Academy on June 29, 1964. Since I left Macon before our Yearbooks were published, my friend Roy McWilliams took my yearbook around and got autographs for me. As a senior, I hung around with my best friend Grover Ford. I have not been able to track Grover down and would like to get in touch with him. If anyone knows Grover's whereabouts, please send me a direct message? I graduated from USAFA on June 5, 1968 and married my first wife, Linda on June 6, 1968. (June is a important month for me!) I attended Purdue University beginning in June 1968 and graduated with a MS in January 1969. I attended pilot training at Moody AFB (I now wonder if our classmate Barry Moody is related to Major George Moody who died in 1941?) Moody AFB is near Valdosta, GA. I was only at Moody for a short while, because I "washed out," since without my glasses, I tried to land 50 feet above the runway. After that Linda and I were stationed at Holloman AFB, NM, from 1969 to 1974 as a non-rated crew member (a test engineer) and later a Test Director. We were then stationed at Kirtland AFB, NM, where I worked in the high Energy Laser program. After four years there, I was assigned to the faculty of the USAF Academy (USAFA), teaching Astronautical engineering. I left USAFA in 1982 to go to Eglin AFB, FL to work on the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM.) I was medically discharged in 1983. We then returned to Albuquerque and I began working for Applied Technology Associates (ATA), a small R&D firm here (now a part of Blue Halo.). I left ATA in 1989 and began working for Hughes aircraft at a small lab in Albuquerque. Our part of Hughes was then acquired by Raytheon, and then by Goodrich. I left Goodrich in 1983 to return to ATA and was there in various roles since then until I retired from ATA in January, 2012.My first wife and I divorced in 1995 and I married my second wife, Ruth, in 1997.

School Story:

Ever since 3rd grade at Alexander II, it had been my goal to attend the USAF Academy. Before graduating from Alexander II our football team lost in the Pony Bowl to Alexander IV. Some of my friends who were players are Ed Flowers, Tommy Lowe, Dennis Wells, Russell Melvin, Leonard Witcher, Jimmy Carpenter, and David Maddox. I was also friends, or wished to be friends with some of the cheerleaders, Sara Smith, Donna Evancic, Angela Smith, Lutrell Jenkins, Teresa McNeal, Elizabeth Otto, and Patricia Roberts. I listed Patricia last because she and I went to Ms. Ivey's kindergarten at the Tatnall Square Baptist Church along with my long-time friend Bobby Dial. In addition, Patricia was the first girl that I kissed when we got to 1st grade at Alexander II. To get an appointment to USAFA, I needed good grades, good participation in extra-circular activities, sports, and a demonstrated ability for leadership. Lanier suited these goals to a tee where I focused on my studies and JROTC. I was too small to play football, basketball, or even baseball, so I ended up being the track manger for Coach Bill Weeks, in 10th grade and then played tennis for Coach Brent in my junior and senior year. Perhaps the funniest memory was in Mr. Bennett's (who Bill Jones called Super-B) chemistry class, when Bill Jones, in particular used to warn Super-B not to get too close to the periodic chart on the wall because of the Kryptonite there. In return, Mr. B called Bill Jones, "Loquacious Jones." Not funny, but I vividly remember November 22, 1963. In that afternoon, just before the last bell, I was in Big Jim Nolan's Algebra class when we all heard that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas, TX. Elmo Colburn and a sophomore David ? were going to catch the Centenary Methodist Church bus on a trip to Epworth-by-the Sea for a youth meeting. David played the bass, Elmo played the guitar, and I sort of played both the guitar and the 5-string banjo. We called ourselves the Dirty Dozen minus nine and one-half. My mother was scheduled to pick the three of us up at the front of Lanier, but she was late because she had been watching the live coverage with Walter Cronkite. We did get to camp, and on Saturday, November 24, as I was leaving the dining hall, I saw Jack Ruby shoot and kill Lee Harvey Oswald on a black and white TV.

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Dear Felix,
Happy Birthday old friend,

Apr 12, 2023 at 11:03 AM

•   Thank You, Father God, for giving Elizabeth another year of life.
Thank You for all the people who remembered Elizabeth on her birthday
by sending cards, and letters, gifts and good wishes.

Thank You for all of her experiences of this past year;
for times of success which will always be happy memories,
for times of failure which reminded Elizabeth of her own weakness and of her need for You,
for times of joy when the sun was shining,
for times of sadness which drove her to You.

Forgive Elizabeth
for the hours she wasted,
for the chances she failed to take,
for the opportunities she missed this past year.
Help Elizabeth in the days ahead to make this her best year yet,
and through it to bring good credit Elizabeth,
happiness and pride to her loved ones,
and joy to You. Amen.

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Mar 28, 2023 at 1:14 PM

I did not know Judy, but my friend, Sara Smith Clark knew her well.

Sara said," She was a good high school friend as well as a collge sorority sister. A week ago Sunday she had a brain bleed and was airlifted from Columbus to Grady Hospital in Atlanta. However she passed away. I (Sara) also am friends with her husband, Ron, and I know he and the kids are devastated. Keep them in your prayers."

Sara has asked me to be her conduit to her friends from Miller-Lanier 1964. If you would like me to forward a message to Sara, I would be pleased to do so. You can either usethis website or contact me by my cell phone number: (505) 977-2210 (please text first) or email me at felixmorg@aol.com.

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Feb 07, 2023 at 5:45 PM

I am in contact with Sara Smith Clark and if you are interested in contacting her please send me your contact information and I will forward it to her. cell: (505) 977-2210, email:felixmorg@aol.com. Also I am trying to contact Grover M. Ford. Let me know if you might have his contact information.

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Is this the Johnny Powell that was A Company Commander. I have been texting/e-mailing Rita Valentine. Remember her?

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Felix - here I am today. Older but not wiser.

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Here is the information on Patricia Roberts: REIDVILLE, SC-- Patricia Ann Roberts Gutierrez Hall, 58, died Monday, May 17, 2004, at her home in Reidville, SC, after a prolonged and courageous battle with cancer. She had been in the care of the marvelous doctors, nurses, and staff of the Gibbs Cancer Center, Spartanburg, SC. She is survived by her husband, Ronald D. Hall, Sr., a 1966 graduate of North Carolina State University; sons, Joe P. and Anthony C. Gutierrez of Muskegon, MI; sisters, Maxine Roberts Lahr of Concord, NC, Jerrold and Vickey Roberts Couey, and Jerry and Betty Roberts Grantland, all of Sommerville, AL; brother, Randall L. and Wanda Roberts, also of Sommerville, AL; thirteen nieces and nephews; and ten great-nieces and nephews. She was the mother of Nicole N. Gutierrez, deceased, and sister of the late James H. Roberts and Lloyd Roberts of Macon, GA. She is also survived by her step-son, Ronald D. Hall, Jr. and wife Kathy of Kennesaw, GA, by step-daughter, Tresh Hall Crosby and husband Daniel of Easley, SC; ten step-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Claudia Hall Bunting and husband Jerrell of New London, NC. Mrs. Hall was born in Macon, GA, to the late Otto C. Roberts of Morgan County, AL, and to the late Pauline Fowler Roberts Wallace, daughter of William Manning Fowler of Simpsonville, SC (son of Harvey Henry Fowler of Simpsonville). Tricia was graduated from Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, where she was an Honors Designate and Presidential scholar, with B.S. degree in Computer Science and BBA in Business Management. She was employed with Inland Steel in Indiana before moving to South Carolina in 1997 where she was employed as a consultant with Liberty Corporation. She was also the owner and operator of Hall Computer Technology and Accounting Services, Inc., which she incorporated just prior to her illness. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Floyds Greenlawn Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 21, 2004, at Floyds Greenlawn Chapel conducted by the Rev. Vernon Thornhill, Jr., with interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens beside her beloved daughter, Nicole. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Childrens Fund of Abner Creek Baptist Church, 2461 Abner Creek Road, Greer, SC 29651; or to the Gibbs Cancer Center, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center Foundation, 101 East Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303. The family is at the home, and condolences may be mailed to the family at 322 Vivians Court, Woodruff, SC 29388. Please visit and participate in the American Memorial at www.floydmortuary.com. Floyds Greenlawn Chapel

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Seems like it was just last month that I was wishing you Happy Birthday. But another year has passed. So Happy Birthday, old friend.

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Picture taken in June 2013 when we celebrate Christmas with all Ruth's children in Wisconsin.
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My daughter Elise and her family. hey live in Orlando, FL. , and enjoy many Disney cruises.