resident Juliet Morgan Ratchford, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, April
22, 2020, at Christus St. Joseph Village community in Coppell, Texas.
Julie was born in
Chicago, Illinois on May 3, 1939, the daughter of Milan Morgan and Camille
She was raised in
Chesterton, graduated from Chesterton High School in 1957, and attended The
College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She lived in the
Atlanta, Georgia area from 1967 - 2017. When her husband, Roy V. Ratchford
died in 2017, she moved to the Dallas, Texas area to be closer to her eldest
Julie will be
greatly missed and remembered by her friends and family for her love, bright
smile, and sweet and congenial manner. After moving to Texas she became a
beloved resident of St. Joseph Village, where she was actively involved with
the community’s social and spiritual life.
She is survived by
two daughters, Lucinda Bordonaro (husband Frank Bordonaro) of Coppell,
Texas, and Camilla Fortune (husband Jack Fortune) of Eugene, Oregon, and two
grandchildren, Julia Bordonaro and Julian Fortune. One sister, Pamela Morgan
Welker and niece Milah Welker Sutton survive, along with numerous cousins,
step-children, and step-grandchildren.
A memorial service
is tentatively planned to take place in Chesterton in August.