REID A. MORGAN JR.

Reid A. Morgan Jr. passed away November 12, 2019. He was born June 9, 1931, in Walker County, Alabama, to Erma (Wood) Morgan and Reid A. Morgan Sr. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated from Phillips High School. He attended Auburn University, as well as the University of Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Architecture in 1954. Reid married Marilyn Larson in 1957.

Reid worked for several Seattle architecture firms before starting his own firm, Reid Morgan Architects, in 1965 on Mercer Island. He specialized in custom homes throughout the northwest, and designed the Mercer Island Commercial Building. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and served on the AIA National Design Committee.

Reid was a long time member of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Mercer Island Rotary, the Mercer Island Visual Arts League, the Washington Athletic Club, and the Rainier Club. He was also active in the Mercer Island Boys & Girls club. Reid enjoyed gardening, art and classical music. After his retirement, he went back to doing watercolors, and exhibited in local art shows.

Reid is survived by his wife, Marilyn, his son Tyler and his wife Margaret, and grandchildren Christopher and Allison. Donations in his memory can be made to Seattle Symphony Foundation (P.O. Box 21906 Seattle, WA 98111-3906) or the Overlake Hospital Foundation (1035 116th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA 98004). A memorial service will be held on November 24th at 2:00 pm at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.


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