James W. (Jim) Morse
November 9, 1928-July 23, 2014
A teacher and administrator for the Monroe School District for over 40 years, Jim was the son of Bill and Georgia Morse, of Edison, WA. He graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Army in Germany in1951-1952. In 1954, Jim met Clare Sloan of Kent. They were married in 1955 and made their first home in Bellingham while he attended Western Washington College of Education, receiving his B.A. in Education and Masters of Education degrees.
Jim is survived by Clare; their children, Kathie Webber, Patricia Valentine, Tom Morse, Mariane McLean, Caroline Ferguson, Jim Morse, Bill Morse, Joe Morse, and Lisa Smith-Morse; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and his sister, Lorna Franulovich.
The Holy Rosary will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4 at Bauer Funeral Chapel in Snohomish. Funeral mass is at 11 a.m. on Aug. 5 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Snohomish. Burial is at 3 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the Bow Cemetery in Skagit County.