Morgan Rego

A Celebration of Life for Morgan Rego, 27, will be held Saturday, September 5, from 4-6 pm at the family’s home (email jackilrego@gmail.com for location). Please bring your own beverage and lawn chair. Masks and Social Distancing appreciated. If you feel you cannot attend for any reason, a drive-by honk and wave or a prayer for peace during the gathering time will honor Morgan as well.

Morgan ended his battle with Anxiety and Depression on August 9, 2020. He was born to Steven and Jacki Rego 22 months after his big sister, Meglin Rego. Survivors include his parents Steven and Jacki Rego, sister Meglin Rego, niece Jacqueline Rego, and nephew Hollis Rego, paternal grandmother Frances Rego, aunts and uncles Mike and Tina Frymyer, Mark and Sonia Rego, Bonnie and Chuck Rego, John Rego, Paul Rego, Phyllis Chambers; Brian and Shenandoah Myrick; and many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Francis Martin Rego, maternal grandparents Jack and Linda Frymyer, and his cousin Eric Rego.

Morgan attended Lawrence Arts Center Preschool, East Heights Early Childhood Program, Kennedy Elementary, Central Junior High, and he graduated from Lawrence Free State High School. He worked for Quizno’s, Hot Box Cookies, Perkins, Jayhawk2Go, and Jimmy Johns.

As a child, Morgan attended Unity Church of Lawrence with his family. He was a creative and willful child. He loved painting “smoking mountains”, drawing cartoons, and writing. The only thing he wanted to watch on TV was Disney’s Fantasia over and over. Morgan would argue about anything and everything. He participated in sports as a child (soccer, baseball, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, and Taekwondo), and he disliked winning because he felt badly for the kids who did not win, or he was afraid he inflicted pain upon his opponents.

As a teen and young adult Morgan enjoyed online gaming with friends from around the world in Final Fantasy and other RPGs, and he met up with local friends to play Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering and other board/card games. He spent time as a teen researching World War II Infantry Weapons and his favorite superheroes. His music choices ranged from EDM to Ska. His life’s dream was to be an online live streamer, and he spent hours following his favorite streamers online.

Morgan freely gave of himself without expectation. He believed in honesty, unbiased caring for each other, and respecting the Earth. Morgan’s close friends shared that he was the kind of friend you could call in the middle of the night because you just needed support. He made himself available with honest feedback and unconditional love.

Morgan felt the greatest joy for his niece, Jacquie. He lit up when he talked about her accomplishments and the silly things she would say and do. He loved talking about her, and she always put a big smile on his face.

Morgan was a loving son, a caring friend, a joyous uncle, and a good-hearted person. We pray for peace. We miss you.

Messages & Condolences

From Brenda Gale Allen...

Meglin and family. Ken and I enjoyed the times at Perkins with Morgan. He always have as good as received and conversation was always interesting. I miss Ken and will miss morgan and running into him around town. As I told you I am here if you need anything.

From Wendi Georgie...

Steve, Jacki and Meglin, I am so saddened for your family. I remember Morgan as a beautiful, spirited child and I’m guessing he is enjoying the awesomeness of Heaven right now. My prayers are with you. May God’s comfort help carry you during this time.

From Rhonda Malcolm...

So very sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.

From Pam Fraley...

Steve and Jacki, My heart breaks for you and Meglin. May warm memories comfort you during this difficult time.

From Julie Rea...

There are no words. Please accept my condolences on your loss.

From Bruce Johnston...

Pattie and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry for your loss.

From Greg DiVilbiss...

Jacki, Steve, and Meglin, I am so sorry for your loss. We have lost young ones as well and there is nothing that could be sadder. Though he is not here, he is not gone. I know you know this and it doesn’t diminish the loss but I hope you gain some comfort with that thought. Peace to you, and prayers for everyone who loved Morgan.

From Corrina Eisenhart...

I’m so sorry. This is heartbreaking. My condolences are with Jackie, Steve, Meglin and all the rest of his close ones.

From Brittney hale...

I pray every single day knowing u took ur own life on August 9th 2020 I miss u each and everyday Morgan life truly isn’t gonna be the same without u in it I Love you friend

From Scott Redner...

I worked with Morgan for a few years and he was very kind and a hardworking guy – the world needed more people like him. Heartbroken to hear this and I send my deepest condolences to his family.

From Norm and Connie Cluff...

Jacki and Steve, so sorry to hear of Morgan’ s passing. We remember him as a special kid. Connie and I are sending prayers and supportive thoughts your way.

From Marcia Riggins...

Jacki and Steve,
Thinking of you all. Prayers of peace for your family. I hope your memories of Morgan bring you comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers

From Georgia Damis...

Jackie, Steve and Meglin,
So sorry for the loss of your beloved son and brother.
Sending you love.

From Paul and Brookie Williams...

Jacki, Steve, and Meglin,
My heart is breaking for all of you. I am so sorry and very sad for the loss of your amazing son and brother. Thinking and praying for all of you during this time. Love you.

From Justine Burton...

Jackie and Steve I just saw this in the newspaper today at Mr D. I have no words but know I am here for you.

From Bruce Woodruff...

So sorry for your loss, my friends. Peace and Grace be with you at this difficult time.

From Kathi Firns-Hubert & Barney Hubert...

Javki, Steve & Meglin – We’re so sorry to hear about Morgan’s passing. Words can’t begin to give you solace at this time. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find some knowing that he will always be with you in your hearts.

From Wendi Georgie...

I remember such a sweet, ornery, handsome boy. I can’t imagine your grief. May God bless you and keep you through this time. My prayers are with you.

From Shawn & Carol McGarity...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Wow, we are shocked to hear this! Morgan was always so funny and we enjoyed watching him doing gymnastics! Know that we are here for you❤️

From Kelly Rego...

Sending hugs to all of you. So sorry for your loss. Love ya.

From Kurt Rego...

Steve, Jacki and Meglin; I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are all saddened with Morgans passing. May God rest you in peace Morgan. Our heartfelt condolences.

From Veronica Hamer...

Jacki, Steve and Meglin,
May God’s peace be with your family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.

From Kris...

Steve, Jackie, Meglin. We grieve with you at the passing of the sweet light that Morgan carried throughout his time here on earth. We are sending love to enfold you and prayers for grace at this difficult time.

From Marge & Phil Hoffman...

Jacki, Phil and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. God Bless

From Jim, Nadia, Ava, and Elsa...

Dearest Jacki, Steve, and Meglin, our deepest sympathies to you upon Morgan’s passing. Sending you all our love and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

From Carol Zhiri...

Jacki and Steve! My heart hurts for you. May loving thoughts surround you.

From Pat (Weaver) Collette...

Jacki and Steve,
I’m so sorry to learn of Morgan’s passing. My prayers are with you during this difficult time for your family. The love of God enfolds you.

From Cathy D Jarrett...

No words can convey my sorrow 4 you, Morgan’s loving family. Memories of our little babies growing up together r so precious. May your special memories of Morgan help you through this time of grief

From Sheryl Simmons...

I am so so sorry for your loss.
Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.

From Deanna Rego...

So sorry for your loss❤️

From Sharon Dwyer...

I have always seen Morgan as a sweet guy.
I am deeply saddened by your loss.

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