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  • Primrose Morgan

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  • Primrose "Cold Medicine" Morgan, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Primrose was born December 20, 1930 to Allen Paul Turner and Gladys Bassett-Turner in Elbowoods, N.D. She was the second eldest of eight children; Nina, Medora, Francis, Paul Jr., Matthew, Tillie, and Rebeka. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Nina, Medora, Francis, Paul Jr, and Matthew. She is survived by Tillie and Rebeka.
    Primrose was raised on her homeland reservation in Mandaree, N.D. She married William Morgan July 29, 1951. Upon the birth of her first child, Dennis, she moved to Medford, Ore. to raise her children. She had four children, Dennis, Paulene, Gary, and Billy Morgan. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; and sons, Dennis and Gary. She has two surviving children, Paulene and Billy. Primrose was the grandmother to Brigitte, Sarah, Jennifer, and Shad. She was a great-grandmother to Gabe, Christopher, Mariyah, Amber, Jasmine, Kaden, Hunter, and McKenna. She preceded her great-grandson, Gabe in death. She lived to be a great-great-grandmother to her great-granddaughter Mariyah's daughter, Ranessa.
    Primrose lived an eventful and enjoyable life. Primrose always had great stories to tell her family, and always knew just the joke to put a smile on their faces. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and based her life on teaching her children and grandchildren values and respect. Primrose loved to play bingo at Cascade Bingo, and loved to visit the casino. She liked to cook family meals for holidays, and made the best fry bread her children and grandchildren could enjoy.
    Primrose was a Mandan-Hidatsa Native American. She was a member of the dripping dirt clan. She will be greatly missed by her family, and will forever be in our hearts.
    Her family will have a memorial service for her family and friends at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Conger Morris Chapel, 800 S Front St., Central Point, Ore. Following her memorial service, she will be taken home to be with her family and ancestors and laid to rest on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Mandaree, N.D. There will be a dinner celebrating the life of Primrose at her granddaughter's house following the service.
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