Carole Ann Morgan

carole morgan

Carole Ann Morgan



On November 24th, 1948, Carole Anne Kobielusz Morgan was born weighing 2 ¼ lbs and 3 months premature. Defying the odds of a preemie, she slept in a shoebox by a fire and quickly adopted the name, Dolly, becoming the fighter we have all learned to admire. November 12, 2017, she was just too stubborn to live any longer. Enduringly, the talented and compassionate staff at Swedish Hospital did all they could to talk her out of it, but instead, making the decision like always, she opted to reunite with family and friends that she had not seen in quite awhile.


Her journey home guaranteed a stop by her family ranch outside of Sheridan WY. A place Carole had returned to nearly every summer for her two-week vacation. Over forty-plus years she lived and managed restaurants in Denver Co. and Laramie Wy. While she was a trusted and steadfast business-woman, she would have rather been bailing hay, tending to bum lambs, milking cows, camping, fishing and most of all... grooming horses. Carole was quite an accomplished horsewoman, and her love for critters, at times, superseded her love of classic country music. Most notably when it came to her childhood horse Christmas.


If you went up to Carole and said… William Shakespeare once wrote: “Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity.” She’d rebuttal in a raspy voice… Alan Jackson once wrote: “And if I had it to do all over, I'd do it all over again. If tomorrow I found one more chance to begin I'd love you all over again.”


Carole was a devout Catholic, caring mother, rock-solid sister, boss of bosses and the epitome of a first-rate Aunt. We're pretty sure she's dining at a multitude of restaurants, laughing until her eyes can’t stop watering, binge-watching Dallas and Gunsmoke with Buster Sellers (her longtime partner) and canning vegetables with her parents Joe and Kathryn Kobielusz.


That said, she did, as always, leave detailed instructions for her son Joe (Spike) Morgan and daughter-in-law Tamme Aiken  of Englewood, Colorado, granddaughters Aryanna Morgan of Englewood, Colorado and Olivia Samson of Torrington, Wyoming, grandson Dominic Aiken of Englewood, Colorado, great-granddaughter Cora Paules of Torrington, Wyoming, sisters Kathleen Johnson and Connie Kobielusz, her two brothers Alan John and Frank Kobielusz, all of Sheridan, Wyoming, and her thirty plus nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, and great-great nieces & nephews… “TAKE CARE OF MY DOG RUBY!”


We'd like to let her know the heartache of her loss is still so fresh and our hearts mournful as we miss her dearly. Through our immediate tears, we will remember her smile, her love for life, her warmth, passion and the joy of being around family and friends regularly. Her son and nephews will remember her by the ability to break out a wooden spoon to reestablish authority as quick as a hiccup! Although she was confined to a wheelchair and dealt with health issues later in life, she never deterred from lending a helping hand to those who needed it more than she; because her condition was never as bad as their plight. And that is simply who she was.


We invite you to join us and celebrate Carole’s life. Recitation of the Rosary is planned for Thursday, November 30, 2017, 10:15 AM at Bullock Colonial Chapel - 1375 E. Hampden Avenue Englewood, CO 80113. A Memorial Service will be held right after at 11:00 AM. Please feel free to sign her guest book. You can find it at


Carole would love to see you there!


In lieu of flowers, charitable donations to assist with Carole Morgan's memorial fund can be made by sending checks directly to the home or the mortuary to be forwarded to the family.  (Make checks payable to Joe Morgan.)  


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  1. Aunt Carole was a kind, beautiful soul. She will be missed by many. May God grant the family peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  2. Carole was a very special lady. I'm glad I had the opportunity to know her. She was very good to me. God bless the family during this difficult time.

  3. Carole was such a beautiful and special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Carole will be remembered always.

  4. Rest in Peace aunt Carole you will be missed. Prayers for all the family and friends that knew this wonderful lady…

  5. I loved visiting with Aunt Carole and family. She always treated me like family and like i belonged. Aunt Carole was such a kind and caring woman. Always willing to help no matter her situation. She will be missed by all who had the chance to know her. Love u Carole.
    My prayers go out to ur family in this trying time.

  6. To my awesome Aunt. She was my second mother, there is no doubt about that. As a little snot nose kid, from the age of 6 to 13ish, getting to go to Aunt Carols for the weekend was a ritual and one of the few places I would never get homesick. I truly can't describe how much she cared for me and how she protected me from my four older savage brothers and sneaky snake cousin. She would fend them off with a single wooden spoon! My childhood hero… Aunt Carole. I'm pretty sure I was her favorite ;?)

    I miss you with all of my heart.

    To my cousin Joe,

    It was an honor being with you by her side as she passed. Both tragic and beautiful, it's is something that I will always be proud of. You have done so much behind the scenes that while she was a steady rock to us all… you were her precious gem. And I know she was relieved you were there with her as she sunset this life.

    Kyrie eleison Aunt Carole.

    Love, Sean

  7. Aunt Carole will truly be missed by so many whom came to know her. She was always so positive in life despite her health issues, full of joy which was contagious. Our family will always be filled with precious loving memories of her. God Bless!

  8. Carole, Missing you and our afternoons of watching old cowboys shows. Miss swapping recipes and trying new foods every week. You listening to my stories of growing up in Denver and in turn I loved hearing what it was like for you as a young girl growing up in Sheridan Wy. with horses. You were a great boss, but even better friend and yes, like a mom to me and I will never forget you…
    Joe, thank you for inviting me to meet your mom and care for her, for making me feel like part of your family and for always being a great friend!

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