Lives Lived: Vaughn Morse |

Lives Lived: Vaughn Morse

Vaughn Morse died March 13, in Grass Valley. He was 81.

Service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 19, at New Covenant Baptist Church, 12582 Squirrel Creek Road, Grass Valley.

He was born Jan. 23, 1929, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Russell and Ethel Morse.

He married E. Joann Pollock April 10, 1953, in Burbank, Calif.

Mr. Morse served in the United States Air Force.

He graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a masters degree in education. He taught metal shop and math for 35 years in Glendale, Calif.

Mr. Morse was director of facility maintenance and operations for YMCA Camp Bluff Lake from 1967 to 1975 and mentored many youth throughout his life.

In 1992, the Morses moved to Big Oak Valley and built their dream house. He enjoyed metalworking, boating, fishing, hunting, horseshoes, camping and spending time with family.

Mr. Morse is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joann Morse; brother, sister-in-law and family, Warren and Peggy Morse of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother, sister-in-law and family, Jerry and Donna Morse of Saugus, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Philip and Crystal Morse of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Cyndi Morse of Big Oak Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Morse of Big Oak Valley; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Christy Morse of Burbank, Calif.;

Granddaughter, Jaimee Morse of Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughter, Dr. Tiffany Morse and fiance Ruben Clement of Sacramento, Calif.; grandson, Justin Morse of Las Vegas; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Mitch and Suzanne Morse of Big Oak Valley; grandson, Jordan Morse of Las Vegas; grandson, Matthew Morse of Big Oak Valley; grandson, Rocco Morse of Burbank, Calif.; grandson, Anthony Morse of Burbank; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Jacqueline and Anthony Alexander; grandson, Adriano Gomes Alman; and great-grandchildren, Robert, Lacie, Ashlee, Raydan, Charles, Sarah Ann and Avery.

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