Mary Joanne Morgan of Billings passed away peacefully on Aug. 5, surrounded by her loving family.
Joanne was born on Aug. 15, 1937, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Robert and Mary Mulick. She was raised in Pocatello, Idaho, as the second of eight children in a loving Irish Catholic family. Joanne helped care for her younger siblings, a role she later perfected in raising her own children. Much of her childhood took place during and after WWII, and she recalled standing in line at the grocery store with coupons. This left a lasting impression on Joanne, as she was wonderful at stretching a meal and a dollar.