Daisy Legler

Obituary of Daisy Elizabeth Legler

Daisy Elizabeth “Libby” Morgan Legler

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Daisy Elizabeth Morgan Legler (Athens, GA) announce that she passed away on April 11, 2024, in Pensacola, Florida, after a brief illness.

She was known to all as “Libby” and was born on August 6, 1942, to parents Walter Howard Morgan and Myrtle Lewey Tucker. There were 14 children in the Morgan family (8 girls and 6 boys). Everyday family life was full of laughter, camaraderie and was certainly interesting! A lot of entertaining stories were told throughout the years at family functions.

Libby started her career in the 1960s at the Blood Bank in Pensacola. She later transferred to and managed different blood banks and serology companies in Biloxi, MS, Atlanta, GA, and St. Louis, MO, where she met her soulmate, John. Libby and John later settled in Athens, GA, for over 50 years. In Athens, she also worked for Hershey’s Corporation.

She cherished traveling with John and staying extended periods at their second home on Pensacola Beach. Anyone who knew Libby knew she never met a stranger, lived life to the fullest, loved the Georgia Bulldogs and that her husband, John, was the love of her life.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Dr. John B. Legler, her parents Walter and Myrtle Morgan, brothers Howard, Mickey and Tom, sisters Judy Yuhasz and June Wood. She is survived by brothers Jack Morgan and Frank Morgan (Tina) of Pensacola, Larry Morgan (Madlynn) of Hoover, AL, sisters Virginia Sims of Kennesaw, GA, Connie Moore, of Gulf Breeze, FL, Anne Watkins (Noel) of Ruskin, FL, Luna Hogue (Jack) of Valrico, FL, and Wanda Hammond of Pensacola, FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She had many fond memories with her lifelong Athens friends, Dianne Gordon, Sharon Michael, Leanne Della Torre, Aubrey and Kitty Fogle and Joan Luthi. Joan not only cared for both John and Libby but was like a sister and a treasured friend of the family. Our sincere thanks to her Pensacola friends, Sherri Moore and Suzanne Johnson, for the assistance and support they provided to Libby throughout the years and during her illness.

Although her illness seemed long to us and I’m sure to her, it was short in comparison to others who spend years with a debilitating disease such as dementia. For this, we are extremely grateful she is no longer suffering. Since her illness, November 29, 2023, we have been her advocate, never left her alone and made sure someone was by her side day and night. A special thanks to caregivers Ruthie Wiggins, Yvonne Jackson, Jane Watts, Gloria LaLone and Blanca Orozco. Libby received the very best medical care possible that was professionally recommended for her condition from the dedicated doctors, nurses and caregivers at Deluna Rehabilitation Center (Dr. DeNapoles and Allison Walker, Director of Social Services), The Residence Covenant Care (ALL of the dedicated nurses, CNA’s and Administrators) and Covenant Hospice (Nurse Kelly Barnes).

A graveside memorial service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park in Watkinsville, GA, and will be announced at a later date. A Celebration of Life will also be held in Pensacola, FL, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in honor of Libby.

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