Virginia “Ginny” Morgan, a member of the Parc Regent retirement community in Los Altos, celebrated a major milestone June 27: her 100th birthday. Morgan attended a birthday party luncheon at her daughter Madeleine Fackler’s home and was surprised by a singing telegram.
Morgan said her most treasured possessions are the love letters and poems from her husband of 57 years. She enjoyed two careers, her first as a medical librarian and then as a financial planner.
She and her husband raised three daughters, Penny Morgan, an elder-law attorney; Pat Berger, former head of United Way for Grand Forks, N.D.; and Fackler, chief information officer for the International Rescue Committee.
Morgan and her husband moved to Los Altos in 1997 to be near grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them grow up and attended all of grandson Matthew Fackler’s AYSO games and granddaughter Katie Cattani’s Main Street Singer concerts.
Morgan served two terms as president at Parc Regent and, as a founder, is one of the last original tenants of the complex.
She has learned how to Zoom with her oldest daughter since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and she still attends two book clubs monthly.
Morgan offered a few of her longevity tips: keeping her mind active, marrying a wonderful life partner and, until a few years ago, drinking one Scotch every night. The new centenarian received 208 birthday cards from well-wishers.