Morales Clifford Singer
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August 23, 1973 - January 26, 2011
SALEM - Morales Clifford Singer, or "Maui" as some of his close friends called him, was not just your average guy; he was a one-of-a-kind. If you asked anyone who knew him, many descriptive words come to mind: Navajo, rabid Duck fan, handsome man with long black hair, nice, helpful, dedicated, loyal, family-oriented, respectful, intelligent and reliable. The list could go on and on, but in the end, he was a loving father of three teenagers, a good son to retired parents, a doting uncle to his niece, and a lil' brother to three older siblings.
Morales Singer was born and raised in Salem, Oregon on August 23, 1973 and his young 37 year old life came to a sudden end on January 26, 2011. He was a product of Salem-Keizer public schools (Sumpter Elementary School and Judson Middle School) and a proud Sprague High School Class of 1991 graduate. Morales was baptized as a Christian at Calvary Baptist Church, and was a spiritual man strong in faith. He was a lifelong resident of Salem, and a full-blooded citizen of the Navajo Nation.
Morales was a master of his domain which was the Singer Family home front. He was both a "Mr. Mom" to his three kids, but also was a caregiver to his retired parents and a young niece. He was a jack-of-all-trades with juggling household duties such as: cooking, cleaning, chopping wood, grocery shopping, maintaining the yard and the family vehicles, conducting neighborhood watch, in addition to a whole host of other things he truly enjoyed. He had a passion for all things sports [Oregon Duck Football, Portland Trailblazers Basketball, Pro NFL Football (Washington Redskins)], a love of classic rock music, an interest in public affairs, and a fan of the classics (The Marx Brothers movies and cartoons). He loved the great outdoors, especially the Oregon Coast, Three Pools at the Little North Fork, and also the high deserts of Central Oregon and his other home, the Navajo Indian reservation in the southwestern United States.
To honor him, a public visitation will be held Monday, January 31, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Salem on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. A lunch will be served following the service.
Morales is survived by his parents (Sam and Irene), three siblings [Marcie (Josh), Mike (Carolyn), and Michelle], three children (Cody, Elijah, and Jaliene), one niece (Shaelee), and many relatives that span the western United States.
To lend support to the Singer Family, the family respectfully requests in lieu of flowers, a cash donation to the Samuel C. Singer bank account at any U.S. Bank to off-set funeral and other associated expenses. He will be sorely missed.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 30, 2011