Morgan, Maria Michel, a 53 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2010 in Downey. Born in the small town of San Juan De Amula, Jalisco, Mexico, Maria was 76 when she died. She never had the opportunities that she was able to provide her own children. She went up to the third grade and dropped out of school to help out on the family farm and help in the support of her family. She was proud of this fact and would tell every one who would listen! This is what built her character in becoming a great loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Our mother drew on her life experiences to teach her children about family and always being together. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. Maria was always so giving of her self. Family and friends always came first; she had such a great love for children. Never working at a formal job, she was a stay at home mother that would also watch other children through out the neighborhood. This is what was so giving of her. She had a love for games, be it playing cards, a board game with her children or going out with her friends for a social night out playing Bingo. Who ever came over to her home was always welcomed, the door was always open and food on the stove for who ever was hungry. She is survived by Son, Jim Aguilar of Redondo Beach, CA; Son, Ernie (Lourdes) Aguilar of Ensenada, Mexico; Daughter, Irma (George) Bougeokles of Corona, CA; Daughter, Abbey (Brian) Lucas of Cambria, CA; Son, George (Michael) Morgan of San Jose, CA; Son, Michael (Geneinne) Morgan of Torrance, CA; and Son, Roger Morgan of Redondo Beach, CA. Preceded in death by her loving husband Ben Morgan, and parents Apolonio and Maria Michel. A gathering of family and friends will be held at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel on Monday, January 11, 2010 from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. The service will follow in the Mortuary Chapel at 3:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside on Tuesday, January 12 at 12:45 PM, Staging Area #4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetic Association in the loving memory of Maria Morgan.

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  1. God does not make mistakes. He has an up coming mission that only your wonderful mother could help him with. God Bless you all and stay strong for your mother is with her maker and having the time of her life. You WILL see her again. Love the Nelson Family.

  2. Both Chris and I were very sorry to learn of Maria’s passing. I admired her for the strength and endurance she showed during this past year. She always had a smile for me and I will miss her. God’s Blessings be upon all who she is leaving behind, and God Speed her Spirit to her Creator. Love, Chris and Morning Star

  3. My Grandmother will be missed by anyone that knew her. But she is in a better place smiling down on us all. She would not want us to be sad, but to celebrate her life. I love you Grandma, and I will see you again one day.

  4. I love you grandma. I miss you so much. You were and still are the best grandma in the whole wide world. Now my grandma was and still is a very loved lady my grandma and everybody will miss her but me the most. I remember that everyday I would check on her and she would want me to stay with her for a long time. Now I know that a lot of us will miss her but please she said to be strong when she passed and I told her I loved her and I grabbed her hand crying and she had tears coming out of her eyes. She was and still is my favorite family member in the whole entire family. I miss you grandma and I will send a prayer for you at the memorial service Love Angelina Aguilar your granddaughter I love you

  5. Grandma was so strong through all of this. And I know many of us don’t want to remember her the way she was in the hospital. But having good memories of her will always make us stronger. I will always remember when she would record the Teletubbies on video and let me watch them. And when i was a baby,she would always tell me i looked ugly when i would cry to make me stop. She was the best and she was always so caring to everyone. Grandma i know you will be deeply missed, but you are in a better place now. We love you.

  6. Roger, We are so sorry for your loss. There was a beautiful poem that someone gave to me when our mother passed “Gods Garden”. I hope you find your heart aches a little less each day. Sincerely, Sophia Castaneda Cruz & Family

  7. I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy and warmest thoughts to your family. She’ll be missed. love, The Belanger family

  8. Mike, So sorry to hear about your lost I feel your pain it is a tough thing to handle i hope you find strength through your family we are all saddened and wish you and your family our deepest condolences.I wish you well. Your friend always, Debbie Walker(Reedy)

  9. Mike and Morgan family, thanks for the kind words about my mother. It’s hard to lose a friend and a teacher of your life. So sorry for the loss of your mother.

  10. Mike, Thank you very much for your condolonces on the recent loss of our mother. I am sorry to hear you now have lost your mother, It sounds like she was a wonderful, giving person, and judging by how kind you and Roger always were, she did a great job at what she was good at! My prayers are with you & Roger and all of your family.

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