NICOLE MORSE (CLAUDIO) MORSE
May 27, 1975 ~ June 11, 2013
Nicole Claudio Morse was a much loved wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, and bacon aficionado. She had a generous, open heart and a smile that could light up a room. She was the kind of person, says her friend Darla Hood, who was happiest when others were happy. Her life ended, much too soon, at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Washington, on June 11, 2013.
She was born May 27, 1975, at Memorial Hospital in Vancouver and quickly proved herself a force to be reckoned with. She was a pint-sized entrepreneur, snapping up neighborhood babysitting jobs, getting a "real" job as soon as she was old enough, and sometimes, as a teenager, holding down three jobs at once. She graduated from Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver in 1993 and later from Concorde Career College in Portland, where she trained in phlebotomy. She worked in that field at several hospitals in the Portland/Vancouver area, the last being Legacy Good Samaritan.
She married the love of her life, Aaron Morse, on June 26, 1999. Their love affair was a pool of sunshine that everyone around them got to step into. She embraced Aaron's daughter from a previous marriage, Chloe, as one of her own, along with Carter, born September 13, 2000; and Megan, born August 28, 2005. She was devoted to her family, and became a stay-at-home mom after Megan's birth. She loved deeply, and was deeply loved in return.
Survivors, in addition to her husband and children, include her mother, Becky Young and grandmother, Febulah Miller, both of Portland; father, Roy Claudio, Huntington Beach, California; and sister, Michelle Sofianos, Vancouver.
A Celebration of Life will be held, Sun., July 21, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Hostess House, 10017 NE 6th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98685.
The family suggests that any donations be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House, Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668.
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Published by The Columbian on Jul. 19, 2013.