In Memoriam: E. Leon ‘Moose’ Morgan (Dec. 21, 1948 – Oct. 17, 2022)

November 2022 Posted in Obituary

E. Leon ‘Moose’ Morgan

On Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, E. Leon “Moose” Morgan, loving husband, uncle, life-long die-hard N.Y. Yankees fan, and cat-dad, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 73.

Moose was born on Dec. 21, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington to Norman and Elna Morgan. The family later relocated to Milwaukie, Oregon and he graduated from Clackamas High School in 1967. Moose received an associate’s degree from Clackamas Community College, and attended the University of Portland, Portland State University, and Western Oregon State College (now Western Oregon University). 

A life-long music lover and collector, he was truly in his element managing record stores for For What It’s Worth Records and Music Millennium. He moved to a new career in the floral industry, mostly working for Flowers Flowers in Wilsonville, Oregon which he pursued until retirement. 

On March 19, 1978, he married Andrea Kleve. They settled in Silverton, Oregon, where she taught high school. Together they enjoyed concerts, cats and friends.

Moose’s musical interests were varied. He sang in rock bands beginning in high school, touring nationally with Mr. Lucky and the Gamblers. He also sang with Menagerie, a cover band that played venues throughout the Willamette Valley. 

Moose is survived by his wife, Andrea; numerous nieces and nephews; his dear friends, Dennis Struck and John Calcagno; and his cat, Rosey.

Memorial contributions in Moose’s memory would be appreciated to the Cat Adoption Team in Tualatin, Oregon, or the Jeremy Wilson Foundation’s Musician Health & Services Program.

A Celebration of Life gathering was
held Nov. 13.

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