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drenMary Lee Russell; Sarah Horsey-
Barr, a retired Foreign Service officer;
Anita Gannon; and her son, Outer-
bridge. She was buried in the family
plot at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in
Petersville, Md., a few miles from the
farm on which she was raised.
Kevin Morgan,
49, a Foreign
Service specialist with the Department
of State and winner of AFSA’s 2006 Tex
Harris Award for Constructive Dissent,
died on Dec. 3, 2011, after battling
brain cancer.
The youngest of four children, Mr.
Morgan was born at Fort Monroe, Va.,
on Jan. 16, 1962, and was raised in a
military family in Hawaii and Northern
Virginia. He established roots in Fair-
fax, graduating from Lake Braddock
High School in 1980 and fromGeorge
Mason University with a B.A. in ac-
counting. As a young man, he enjoyed
exploring the area, hunting and fishing
with his father and backpacking with
his brother.
Reserved by nature, Mr. Morgan
nonetheless took an expansive ap-
proach to life. From back-country
camping in the American West to sky-
diving, he loved adventure. His love
of travel led him to leave his early ca-
reer as a certified public accountant
with the National Science Foundation
and join the Foreign Service in the
After six years with USAID’s
Regional Inspector General’s Office in
Budapest, he transferred to the State
Department and was posted to Zim-
babwe, Yemen, Belarus and Poland.
In 2006, Ambassador William Har-
rop presented Mr. Morgan with the
American Foreign Service Associa-
tion’s Tex Harris Award for “extraordi-
nary accomplishment involving initia-
tive, integrity, intellectual cour-
age and constructive dissent.” Mr.
Morgan had taken a brave stand to
protect the rights of a local employee
in Belarus.
Family, friends and colleagues uni-
versally remember Mr. Morgan as a
genuinely good guy who will be sorely
Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife,
Tatiana, and their daughters, 8-year-
old Valentina and the newborn Alexan-
dra, whom he did not live to see; his
parents, James and Mary Morgan of
Annandale, Va.; two brothers, Sam
Morgan of Shiloh, Ill., and James Mor-
gan of Alexandria, Va.; a sister, Caro-
line Morgan of Annandale; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Susie J. Tucker
, 71, a retired For-
eign Service officer, passed away in
Washington, D.C., on Jan. 31.
The Reverend Dr. Tucker was a
member of the Foreign Service for 25
years. Her distinguished career in-
cluded overseas assignments in Ma-
drid, Manila, Riyadh, Dhahran, Abu
Dhabi, Jeddah, Kingston, Damascus,
Athens, Taipei, Bangkok and Seoul.
After retiring from the Foreign
Service, Dr. Tucker received her bach-
elor’s degree in political science, her
master’s degree in divinity and her doc-
torate of ministry from Howard Uni-
versity in Washington, D.C. She
enjoyed participating in religious work-
shops, Bible study, reading and writing.
Dr. Tucker is survived by her
daughter, Nichole Walton (and son-in-
law Timothy) of Stone Ridge, Va.;
three grandchildren; five sisters and
one brother; and many nieces and
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