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Morgan C. Webb 1920 - 2000


Posted By: Connie Swearingen- Volunteer (email)
Date: 10/3/2017 at 12:57:29

Sioux City Journal
26 January 2000

Morgan C. Webb, 79, of Sioux City, a retired lieutenant colonel, died suddenly, Tuesday, January 24, 2000 at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Third Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. Jim Nelson and E.D. Pappadackis officiating. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel.

Mr. Webb was born March 4, 1920 in North Bend, Oregon, the son of Morgan C. and Lillian (Card) Webb. He was raised in rural Kansas and graduated from Parkville (Kansas) High School in 1938.

He received his bachelorís degree from Park College in 1942. He received his PHD in entomology from the University of Nebraska in 1961.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, stationed in the Pacific Theater as a fighter pilot. He was recalled to the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War as a fighter pilot. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for 38 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1980.

He married Eugena M. Bond on July 16, 1944 in Santa Ana, California. The couple had lived in Santa Cruz County in California and Lincoln, Nebraska. They moved to Spokane, Washington, where he was a college biology professor at Whitworth College from 1961 to 1965. They moved to Sioux City in 1965, where he was a biology professor at Morningside College from 1965 until retiring in 1984.

He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder, the Sioux City Bird Club, where he was a former president, the National Geographic Society and the National Wildlife Federation.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters and their husbands, Ellen and Brigg Franklin of Vancouver, Washington, Marilyn and John Hagberg of Sioux City, Marjorie and Peter Burrowes of Denver, Colo., and the Rev. Janet and the Rev. C. Michael Ruark of Midwest City, Oklahoma; two sons, Morgan Carl and Deneise of LeMars, Iowa and Alan E. of Omaha; two sisters, Jean Avery of Humboldt, Nebraska and Shirley Erwin of Gaithersburg, Md., 14 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Memorial in his name may be directed in care of the family.


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