Nicole Morse 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.
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Dear Morse family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers for the lord to wrap you all in his arms and help guide you through this tough time. Nicole you will be greatly missed. my condolences are with you all
Michelle Bitzer
July 27, 2013
Dear Morse Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Beloved's passing. I pray that God will help you find peace on your journey through this great loss.
Warmest Sympathy, Mary Ellen Brunaugh
July 23, 2013
I was blessed to have known you Nicole only for a breif time in this life, you were always so wonderful to us, thank you. You will be greatly missed by many
Elizabeth Decker
July 20, 2013
You were such a delight to work with. My memories of you will always bring a smile to my face. You are missed and loved. Your love and passion for others and life set an example for all to follow. Love, Edrina Kolling "Eddie"
Edrina Kolling
July 20, 2013
You are so Loved and Miss.. Rest in Peace angle..
Jacqueline Jackson
July 20, 2013
I love you sister, always and forever!
Michelle Sofianos
July 20, 2013
You are missed by many and will NEVER be forgotten. Dearest Nicole, Twirl in the Heavens.
Becky Anderson-Cannon
July 20, 2013
Thinking of you every day and missing you so much! Until we meet again my best friend and sister!
Darla Hood
July 20, 2013
Prayers to the family. Jennifer Potter
Jennifer Potter
July 20, 2013
Missing you...
Aaron Morse
July 19, 2013
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