A Celebration of Life for Morgan Rego, 27, will be held Saturday, September 5, from 4-6 pm at the family’s home (email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.