East of the Rockies
The Les Morgan Story

by Jeannette Morgan Yim
and Les Morgan

published by Jeannette Morgan Yim and Les Morgan

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • On the surface, Les Morgan is a deeply humble, sweet, gentle, and seemingly simple Montana man. But there has been nothing simple or easy about the journey that has shaped him into the survivor he is today. In this memoir, Les takes us into his life from as early as he can remember, recalling experiences starting as young as two years old, and he gives us the reality of what it was like being raised with a speech problem by a 1st Special Service Forces veteran father, a devout and quiet Catholic mother, and five sisters and brothers. Through his love of music, Les overcomes his childhood struggles, then loses his first love to cancer, raises three children as a widower, has a son on the autism spectrum, and eventually finds love again.

    Subtly profound and poignant, this story is about abuse, loss, grief, forgiveness, healing, triumph, perseverance, and finding happiness despite hardships. Interviewed over several years by his loving sister Jeannette, these two siblings enrich their already unbreakable bond by diving into his journey together.

128 pages, 6, 1 b/w photos, 64 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 159152198X
ISBN 13: 9781591521983


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East of the Rockies
The Les Morgan Story

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Jeannette Morgan Yim align= Jeannette Morgan Yim was raised in Helena, Montana. She and her husband Bill enjoy their three grown children and six grandchildren. She attended both private Catholic school and public schools. She graduated from Helena High School in 1972 and received a BA in nursing from Carroll College in Helena. She later attended California State University, Sacramento, where she received a Masters of Science in nursing. The majority of her nursing career has been in pediatrics in the hospital and in public health settings in Sacramento, California, because of her love for children. As a recent retiree, Jeannette continues to pursue her love of music and piano. She also loves gardening, traveling, and dancing. One of her favorite pastimes is spending quality time with her grandchildren.
Les Morgan was raised in Helena, Montana. He attended both private Catholic schools and public school. He graduated from Helena High School in 1969 and received a BA degree in biology from Carroll College in Helena in 1973. The majority of Les' career has been working in the engineering field from 1969 through 2014 when he retired from the City of Helena Engineering Department. His major interests include music and playing the guitar, which he has played in a band for many years. He enjoys spending time with his three grown children, daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and two stepchildren with their families, including six grandchildren. He enjoys quality time with his family, and traveling with his wife, Sue. Les also spends a great deal of time taking care of his elderly mother with the help of his wife and sister.

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