Joan N. (Gocke) Morgan
Published: February 7, 2013
Joan N. (Gocke) Morgan, 88, of Little Rock, passed away peacefully the morning of February 5, 2013. She was born October 15, 1924, in Terre Haute, Ind., where she lived until age 18. When she moved to Little Rock, she enrolled in nursing school at St. Vincent Hospital and graduated as an RN. Soon thereafter, she met and married Bon M. Morgan, her husband of 51 years, who passed away in December 2000. Joan and Bon made Little Rock their home and raised their four children there. She continued to work as a nurse and in the healthcare field until well into her 80's.
Joan will be remembered as a loving, caring and forgiving person. She was active and exercised daily. She loved to ballroom dance and enjoyed seeing God's creation through travel. Joan was an optimist and always saw the good in others. She also loved God and never missed an opportunity to share her faith and how God had worked in her life. She lived a long life without regrets and went home peacefully.
Joan is preceded in death by her husband, Bon Morgan, her parents Eugene and Marie Gocke, and her brothers, Anthony Gocke and brother, Martin Gocke, OSB. She is survived by her sister, Geraldine Gocke of Maumelle, Ark.; four children, Marie Williamson (husband Sam) of Little Rock, Joan Davis (husband Allen) of Little Rock, Paul Morgan (wife Renee) of Flower Mound, Texas, and John Morgan (wife Mesha) of Benton; 11 grandchildren; sister-in-law, Caroline Gocke; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, February 8, 2013, 6-8 p.m. (Rosary at 7 p.m.). A Celebration of Life Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. Both services will be at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark. 72211, (501) 224-8300.
Memorial donations may be made to Subiaco Abbey online at http://www.countrymonks.us/partnering-with-us/memorial-gifts/. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/chenal.