Lois Pauline Dickinson Morgan, 81, of Circleville, Utah, returned to her heavenly home on October 28, 2020, where she was joyfully reunited with her eternal sweetheart, Paul.
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Born on August 8, 1939, in Panguitch, Utah, Lois was the youngest of six children. Her parents, Lynn and Geneva Dickinson, taught their children the value of hard work and service, values that Lois passed on to her own children. Lois had a wonderful childhood and enjoyed many cherished memories being raised in Panguitch. She adored her family and especially enjoyed the time she spent with her next older sibling, Carrie. Even though there was a seven year age difference, they were always close and Lois truly appreciated their friendship. She remained close friends with many of the wonderful people she knew from her youth. After high school graduation, Lois attended Derrels College of Beauty in Salt Lake City and then returned to her beloved hometown to open up a beauty shop with her sister Helen.
Upon her return to Panguitch, Lois captured the heart of a young man from Circleville, Paul Morgan. Paul and Lois started their life together on February 12, 1960, when they were sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George Utah Temple. They lived in Circleville their entire life together, raising their six children there and operating a dairy farm. From the very beginning of their marriage, Lois was a loving and supportive wife, serving right alongside Paul in many church, community and civic capacities. You would rarely see them apart. Lois and Paul were beloved for their great example of service, showing us all the importance of family and reminding everyone that the most important thing in life is how we treat others.
As each of her 6 children, 32 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren will tell you, Lois set the bar high when it came to being a mother and grandmother. Whether it was being the mother of three children under the age of 2, finding various wild animals making a home in her bathroom (thanks to her adventurous sons), or keeping the whole crew quiet in church all by herself while Paul was on the stand, Lois conquered it all. Known for her delicious cooking, famous fudge and welcoming kitchen table, her home was always filled with family and friends. It’s still a wonder how her fridge seemed to always be stocked with everyone’s favorite food and drinks. Far more people than just her own family called Lois’s house their home. When you walked in her door, you were treated as her own.
That love extended out to everyone Lois knew. Acts of service and love came naturally for Lois. Not a day went by that she did not take food to someone who was ill, visited a friend who was lonely, made a phone call to a mourning loved one, or delivered a hand-made gift to a family with a newborn. Lois never expected anything in return, always quietly following the example of the Savior. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Whether serving as Relief Society President or nursery teacher, Lois fulfilled her calling completely, forming new friendships all along the way.
Lois’s greatest joy was her family. She traveled thousands of miles in her lifetime to attend children and grandchildren’s various activities and events. There was never any question of her devotion. Her legacy of love and service will live on through her posterity. Our hearts will melt every time we see purple - her favorite color. She will be treasured by us all forever.
Lois is lovingly remembered by her children: Lori Pauline (David) Henrie, California; Lane Paul (Jennifer) Morgan, St. George; Allyson (Derrin) Jensen, Mckay (Gwen) Morgan, Alma Lynn (Priscilla) Morgan, and Martin (Hilery) Morgan, Circleville; 32 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Carrie Archibald; brothers and sisters-in-law, Grant and Gloria Houston, Afton and Marilyn Morgan.
Lois is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alma Paul Morgan; parents; siblings: Helen Dickinson, Norma and Marion Talbot, Stan and Dona Dickinson, Phil and Roene Dickinson; brother-in-law DeLon Archibald.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. in the Circleville 2nd Ward Chapel. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at affordablefuneralservices.com A private family viewing will be held prior to the services. Burial will be in the Circleville Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Affordable Funeral Services, Cedar City.