Charlie Morgan

CW2 Charlie Morgan, 48, of the New Hampshire National Guard passed away on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends at the time of her passing. She lived in New Durham, N.H. with her wife Karen and daughter Casey Elena. Charlie was a veteran who deployed to Kuwait in 2010 and received a Meritorious Service Medal for her work as the Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisor. She was a board member of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Outserve who fought tirelessly for marriage equality and human rights. During her lifetime she was also a dedicated employee of the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky. and for Foster's Daily Democrat in Dover, N.H. Before rejoining the National Guard in 2004, she taught high school in Pendleton County, Ky. She attended high school in Williamsburg, Ky. and was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. Charlie was a courageous spirit who gave every ounce of herself to her country, her community and to her family and friends- without reservation or conditions. Charlie's love for life was contagious and she inspired each person she met to find the positive in life. She loved traveling, teaching, playing with her daughter and spending time with dear friends.She is survived by her wife Karen, daughter Casey Elena, mother Maria Elena Brittian, sister Lynda Gangloff, brothers Wayne and Larry Lineberger and Uncle Philip and Aunt Amy Popielski. SHe is predeceased by brothers Jimmy Kimmy, Chester Kimmy and Dan Lineberger, and her father, Sgt. James Clinton Kimmy and grandparents Chester and Charlotte Popielski.A Memorial Service was held at South Church in Portsmouth, N.H. on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at 3 p.m. with Reverend Lauren Smith and Chris Holton Jablonskii officiating. Donations may be made to SLDN Outserve at P.O. Box 65301, Washington, D.C. 20035."Courage is not the absence of fear or despair, but the strength to conquer them."