Ellen Morgan Friedman, 73, a long-time resident of Lewisburg, WV, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the Peyton Hospice House, after a short battle with cancer.
She was surrounded by friends and family.
She was born Ellen Taylor on September 17, 1946, at the Nyack Hospital in New York, to George and Margaret (Heffernan) Taylor.
She grew up in Bergen County, NJ, with her three siblings. She received her teaching degree from Patterson State College and went on to touch countless lives with her nurturing care and dedication to both the well-being and education of children. She enjoyed working in her gardens, reading, and having wonderful adventures with her friends and loved ones.
Ellen was preceded in death by her father, George; her mother, Margaret; and her first husband, Thomas O. Morgan.
She will be forever loved and remembered by her three children and their spouses, Rachel Morgan and Kevin Carr of Charleston, WV, Daniel and Lora Morgan of Renick, WV, and Virginia (Morgan) and Brad Smith of Centreville, VA; and her two stepchildren, Joanne Morgan Boland (Bob) of Union, WV, and Thomas and Erica Morgan of Brick Township, NJ. She leaves behind 12 beloved grandchildren, Nathan, Morgan, Sara, and Lindsay Carr, Cole and Patrick Morgan, Kylee and Austin Smith, Robert Jackson and Johnathan Cochran, and Thomas and Tyler Morgan; her three siblings, George Taylor (Gerry) of Maxwelton, WV, Nancy Taylor of Cornwall On Hudson, NY, and Sandra Taylor (Steve Newman) Greenwood Lake, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
A celebration of Ellen's life will be held at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg, from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Memorial donations may be made to The Family Refuge Center, P.O. Box 249, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the February 10, 2020, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.