Leah Mary Morasch
1940 - 2019
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October 25, 1940 ˜ November 18, 2019

Leah Mary Wilmarth Morasch, age 79, of Vancouver, WA, died Nov. 18, 2019. She was born on Oct. 25, 1940, in Hoquiam, WA, to Richard Cross Wilmarth II and Mary White Wilmarth. She married her love, Daniel Morasch, in 1968, who preceded her in death in 2011.
Leah graduated from Washington State University in 1962 with a Bachelor’s degree in social work and worked as a social worker in Clark County for many years.
She married Dan, and immediately became a mother to Mark (4 yrs), and Tammi (2 yrs), embracing them as her own. Several years later she gave birth to Matt, and all welcomed him to the family. A dedicated mother, she rarely missed an opportunity to cheer on her children in sports activities and support them in pursuing their interests. She supported St. Joseph’s School, where her children attended, serving as the health room mother, carpool leader and the latrine captain for the St. Joseph’s Sausage Fest for many years.
Leah was a caring person, who connected easily with others. She often found the person sitting alone at a social gathering and immediately struck up a lively conversation. She enjoyed time with her family and friends skiing, exercising at the Oxford Club, and visiting their family’s properties on the Washougal River, and Murphy Lake in British Columbia.
She also appreciated the company of many dogs, and cats through the years. Leah was an active member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO). She valued her Christian faith and was a member of the Glenwood Community Church and the Bible Study Fellowship, where she found great solace.
Leah will be forever remembered by her loyal siblings, Richard Wilmarth III, Catherine Laatz and brother-in-law, John Laatz; beloved children, son, Mark Morasch, daughter-in-law, Gemma Morasch, and grandchildren, Giancarlo, Barbera, Declan, Aibhlinn and Stella Morasch; daughter, Tammi Morasch; son, Matthew Morasch, and grandchildren, Eoin and Brennan Morasch, as well as many cherished extended family members, and friends.
Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday, Dec. 7. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Glenwood Community Church, 12202 NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Leah Morasch to the DY Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO), in care of Andrea Hanson, 116 South Santa Fe Court, Vancouver, WA 98661.
Arrangements entrusted to Vancouver Funeral Chapel.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 1, 2019.
Funeral service
02:30 PM
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December 22, 2019
I will miss your Mom so much. My siblings and I have so many fond memories of both her and your Dad which we will cherish forever. So thankful they were our neighbors for so many years. Her services were beautiful. So very sorry for your loss.
Sherri Slawson
December 6, 2019
I have many fond memories of our Evergreen Highway antics, running between houses, swim team, carpool and more. Your mom was always so fun to be around. Blessings to you all.
Amy Onslow O'Hara
Amy O'Hara
December 5, 2019
A remembered classmate. Always a joy to be around.
Peggy Wilson Smith
December 5, 2019
My heart goes put to your family. Leah was a wonderful caring person, always a joy to be around. I remember her well especially while all you kids were growing up (with mine)
Ron Onslow
December 5, 2019
A wonderful classmate at Hoquiam High School. A pleasure to have had the opportunity to talk with Leah at class reunions. Sorry for your loss and our class of 1958 loss, too.
Dennis Wood
December 5, 2019
Our condolences for the loss of your mother, our friend and classmate.
Lee and Joyce Thomasson, Class of 1958, Hoquiam High School.
December 4, 2019

So sorry to hear about Leah. Thinking of you and your family.

Laurie Jacobsen (Kelleher)
December 3, 2019
Leah was a faithful & cheerfully member of Bible Study Fellowship's Day Women's class in Vancouver for many years. We all loved her!
Brenda Glass
December 2, 2019
The Marsalli brothers send their condolences to the entire family, especially their brother in law, Mark. A donation has been mailed to the DY Philanthropic Educational Organization in memory of Leah.
December 2, 2019
We love all of you! Your mom and dad were both very special to me and will be missed. Rich and Merry Hellwege
December 1, 2019
Dear Tammi,

So sorry for your loss. You are a dedicated daughter and caregiver. Your Mother lead a very full life and now rests in the hands of our Heavenly Father. Peace to you my friend!

Colleen Torrens
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