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On Monday October 3, 2022, Anita Louise Fike Morgan, our beloved mother passed away at the age of 74.
Anita was born October 27, 1947, in Ogden, Utah to John and Elizabeth Fike. She married Aubra Robinson Morgan on November 5, 1973, in Elko, Nevada. Anita graduated West High School in 1965. In her younger years, Anita played on many softball teams and bowling teams. Anita worked most of her life at the Quality Inn City Center in downtown Salt Lake where we spent many weekends enjoying the pool and Sophie Garcia’s Mexican food.
Some of Anita’s favorite things include the Utah Jazz, Minnesota Vikings, playing card and board games, Elvis Presley, John Wayne movies and going to Wendover with Betty or Pat. Anita absolutely loved the holidays especially Halloween and Christmas. Oh, how we will miss carving pumpkins, dying easter eggs and the handwritten birthday/holiday cards that always included a crisp $2 bill.
Anita’s life can be summed up by one word …. Sacrifice. Her joy was directly connected to doing things for other people, even if it meant she herself had to go without. She is the youngest of 4 siblings and has always been the peacemaker in her family. Mom loved being with her kids and grandchildren. Family is truly what she lived for and loved.
Mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2019, however, cancer was no match as she miraculously beat this cancer into remission and has been cancer free since 2020. This is a true testament of how strong she was.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents and husband Aubra Morgan. She is survived by her sons Ryan (Melissa), Dustin, and daughter Elizabeth (Lee) Croshaw; 10 grandchildren (Whitney, Cannon, Brock, Davan, Bodie, Taylee, Izaiah, Thomas, Emerson and Natalee); her brothers John Fike and Thomas (Lori) Fike; sister Betty Hadley; stepchildren Randy (Vickie) Morgan, Leslie (Dennis) Ison, Rob (Jody) Morgan, Blake (Pam) Morgan, Todd (Chris) Morgan, Tyler (Karen) Morgan, Danny (Lily) Morgan, and Shane Morgan.
We want to thank the exceptional people at Chancellor Gardens assisted living in Clearfield. Mom was able to meet so many new friends, it felt like home to her. We would also like to thank Dr. DiSean Kendall at the Utah Cancer specialist for his wonderful care.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday October 11, 2022, at Larkin Mortuary 260 E. South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84111. The viewing will begin at 9:00 am and funeral service following at 11:00 am. Anita will be buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery under the direction of Larkin Mortuary.
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Some of my best childhood memories include Anita. She gave me my first job at Sophie Garcia's which gave me a healthy respect for servers. She also taught me how to play the dice game. I will always remember sliding down the hill in her backyard as a shortcut getting home from elementary school. So sorry for your loss Ryan, Dustin, and Liz. Sending you thoughts of peace.
Guys, I'm heartbroken for you all. I love Anita, she is an amazing woman. She made us laugh for days and always gave Gadd sass. So many memories. She had - has - a huge heart. She always supported Nikki and was so kind to my girls. She will be missed. My prayers are with you guys at this time. Miss and love you brother.