Friday, September 06, 2002

Obituary: Anne Morgens aided parks, garden center

Married to former P&G CEO

By Rebecca Billman,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Anne Huffman Morgens, former commissioner of the Cincinnati Park Board, died Aug. 25 in Pebble Beach, Calif. She was 93.

        Mrs. Morgens was married to the late Howard J. Morgens, former chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble Co.

        She lived in Cincinnati from 1935 until she and her husband moved to California in 1990. In Cincinnati, she raised three children and, in addition to her work for the Park Board, served as an officer of the Civic Garden Center of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Nature Center, the Town and Country Garden Club and the women's committee of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

        Mrs. Morgens was born in St. Louis, Mo., and graduated from Wellesley College in 1930.

        She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joanne Morgens Bretz, in 1972 and her husband of 65 years in 2000.

        Survivors include two sons, Ned Morgens of Norwalk, Conn., and Jim Morgens of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

        Services have been held.

        Memorials: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati 45206.


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