Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Arts Benefactor Was 'Always Giving'.(Final)(Obituary)

Byline: Rene Romo and Paul Logan Journal Staff Writers

* Builder of the Spencer Theater was also a contributor to the Republican Party

LAS CRUCES Jackie Spencer Morgan, a well-known New Mexico benefactor who built the landmark Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts near her Alto home, died Sunday.

The 77-year-old patron of the arts, community supporter and Republican contributor, died at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque about 6:30 p.m. Sunday due to complications from a continuing illness.

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said Morgan was a friend to his party and a ''community-spirited woman'' who did much for her adopted home town of Carrizozo and later built a ''fantastic theater'' in Alto. …

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