Co-owner of Eagle Rock wine shop dies

Colorado Wine Co. pictured in 2012 as their  new location prepared to open.

EAGLE ROCK — Jennifer Morgan, who along with her husband operated Colorado Wine Co.,  died this month after battling leukemia, according to a Facebook posting by the Women’s Twentieth Century Club.   Morgan, 44, and her husband, John Nugent, were also among the owners of Sunset Beer in Echo Park.  Morgan leaves behind her husband and two school-age children.

The Women’s Twentieth Century Club hosted a memorial service for Morgan on Wednesday. She died on July 11.

Morgan and her husband were among a new generation of business owners who set up shop along Colorado Boulevard, Eagle Rock’s main commercial street. In 2012, the couple relocated their business a few blocks east. “It is only because of the support [of the community] that we felt secure doing this,” Morgan said in an interview with The Eastsider. “We just want to continue being worthy of their support.”

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  1. R. I. P. to a lovely person, and condolences to her family.

  2. Talk about a person who had so much more to do and say and share. Jen and John were early pioneers in the renaissance of Eagle Rock and Jen could not have been more charming enthusiastic and welcoming. I hope her family and friends take comfort in knowing they had the good fortune to share this sweet earth with a lovely and remarkable human being.

  3. Such a tragic loss. My sympathy goes out to her and her family.

  4. Our kids took gymnastics together and we got to know each other waiting for classes to end. I am so saddened and shocked at this news. Such a kind-hearted, friendly, person with a real love for family and community. Sending love to her husband, her sweet mother, and her beautiful children.

  5. Such shocking news. She was a such a warm, friendly and charismatic woman. I met her shortly after they opened up CoWineCo and had a good number of small conversations throughout the years while stopping to buy wine. What a loss to her family and the community. May she rest in peace and best wishes to John and their kids.

  6. I have just heard this awful ne
    Much love to John and the family,
    Rebekah and Julian (Brits)

  7. I did not know Jennifer personally-only as a customer at her shop- but all week I have been so saddened by this post. I remember speaking with Jennifer several times in the last year and she was always the perfect hostess- so smart about wine and such a genuine and welcoming person. I always left her shop feeling la little bit happier-and I am sure she touched many, many lives in a positive way. I send my deepest condolences to her family.

  8. I just found out about her passing. She was so warm and vibrant. Indeed very sad news.

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