Catherine Tjernberg Morgan, age 60, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen after a long illness, with her husband and her girls by her side.
Cathy was born on July 10, 1956, in Aberdeen to Charles and Gweneth (Hedin) Tjernberg. She went all through the Aberdeen schools, graduating from Weatherwax High School with the Class of 1974.
During her growing up years, Cathy, was involved in Girl Scouts and then with horses and 4 H. She competed at the Grays Harbor Fair and later in showing horses. She never met an animal or bird that she didn’t love or want to rescue and take home.
She married Scott Morgan on April 22, 1978, and during the following years she gave birth to three beautiful blond daughters of which she was very proud.
Her first job was in the first self-service gas station in Hoquiam while she was still attending high school. She could do anything that she set her mind to. She milked cows, made flower arrangements, was a veterinary assistant, sign painter and worked in bakeries. She then became a draftsman, first at the Satsop Nuke Site, later with Roger Lenius Engineering and at Lamb Grays Harbor. She next managed the Ace Electric and Hardware in Hoquiam for over 10 years.
She was a good cook and made wonderful cinnamon rolls and great apple pies.
During the last five years, she and Scott lived in Grayland where they made many friends, could walk on the beach and she volunteered at the Furford Cranberry Museum.
Cathy is survived by her husband, Scott; her daughters, Jennifer, Carrie and Carle; four grandchildren, Logan, Khia, Kayley and Levi; her parents, Chuck and Gwen Tjernberg of Aberdeen; her mother-in-law, Frances Morgan of Olympia; a sister, Cindy Blair of Green Valley, Ariz.; a brother, Steven Tjernberg of Elma, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Her wish was to be cremated and her ashes scattered at a later time with no organized service.
Cremation arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary, 422 – 5th Street in Hoquiam, Wash.