Morgan C. Edmunds
Morgan Christopher Edmunds died on
May 1, 2015, of natural causes.
He lived a long, full life during
his 89 years.
Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, in
1925, he and his two sisters experienced adventure as his father worked as an
engineer on many road-related projects in Alaska, including the first road to
Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park. His mother was a nurse in Fort Yukon,
Alaska. Morgan graduated from Anchorage High School in 1943, and from the
University of Alaska in Engineering in 1958. He joined the Corps of Engineers,
working at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, with some additional work for
the Corps in Saudi Arabia and South Korea. In 1975, he moved with his family to
Livorno, Italy, and then to Winchester, Va., as he continued his work with the
In 1988, Morgan re-married
Virginia "Tweedy" Nufer. He and Tweedy shared over 25 years together traveling
the world, enjoying many friendships and watching grandchildren grow, until her
passing in 2014. In addition to Tweedy, Morgan is predeceased by his son, David
He is survived by his daughters,
Megan Edmunds (Scott Lowry), Lucinda Edmunds (Michael Chao) and Mathilda "Tilla"
Edmunds (Stephen Groundwater); daughter-in-law, Maria Edmunds; and
granddaughters, Roxanne and Selena Chao and Margot Groundwater.
In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to the David Edmunds Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks payable to the
"UA Foundation" and with "David C. Edmunds Memorial Scholarship" noted and can
be mailed to the UA Foundation, P.O. Box 755080, Fairbanks, AK 99775.
Published in Alaska Dispatch
News from May 6 to May 20, 2015