Irene D. Morse

Monday, November 9, 2009
Irene D. Morse

Irene D. Morse, 71, of Boardman, Ore., died Nov. 6, 2009, at OHSU Hospital in Portland, Ore.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Macy & Son, McMinnville, Ore., with Rev. Jim Peterson officiating.

Viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, from 3-7 p.m. at the Chapel of Macy & Son. Internment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, McMinnville. Irene, daughter of Irene Elizabeth Petersen and John Malcolm Davis, was born on June 10, 1938, in San Diego, Calif.

Irene married Lyal N. Morse on June 4, 1960 ,in Suitland, Md.

Irene was known to friends and family as Susie. Susiešs father, a colonel in the Marines, moved the family from base to base. During her childhood, she loved to swim and lived in the pool while the family was stationed in Hawaii. Susie graduated high school at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and attended college in Washington, D.C.

In 1969, Susie and Lyal moved to Grand View, Idaho, where they raised their family. Susie initially worked as a legal secretary, then as a secretary in real estate. However, her main focus in life was family. She lived in the Grand View/Mountain Home, Idaho, area for over 30 years, creating many fond memories and friendships.

In 2003, Susie and Lyal retired to their home in Boardman, Ore.

She loved to read and enjoyed watching various sports, especially college basketball, softball and little league baseball.

Susie was giving, caring, supportive and was always there for people in times of need. Susie is greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Susie is survived by her husband, Lyal N. Morse, daughter Theresa L. Jensen, son Lyal N. Morse Jr., his wife, Gloria Morse, of Buhl, Idaho, grandchildren Amanda R. Garcilazo, Keatra E. Jensen, Jacob C. Morse, Amy J. Morse, Natalie A. Morse and Kayla M. Morse, great-grandson Isaac C. Garcilazo. Susie is also survived by her brother, John M Davis Jr.. of Louisville, Ky., and sister Patricia A. Nix of Batesville, Miss.

Susie was preceded in death by her mother, father and sister Mary Virginia Hirshland.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan B. Komen Foundation c/o Macy & Son. To leave online condolences, please visit