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Merle E. Morse

BARRE - Merle Ellen (Wight) Morse of Billerica, Mass., formerly of Barre, passed away at her home Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. She was the widow of Horace W. Morse who passed away in 1979.

She was born in East Bethel on July 5, 1913, the daughter of Clayton G. and Lida (Buck) Wight. She lived most of her life in South Randolph, where she owned a dairy farm with her husband. In 1952, the family moved to West Hill in Barre, where they continued to farm.

Mrs. Morse was a dedicated teacher having taught in numerous schools in Vermont during her teaching career which spanned nearly 60 years.

She is survived by her seven children, Shirley Schult of Billerica, Mass., with whom she made her home, Walter Morse and his wife, Patricia, of Barre, Alice Farmer and her husband John of Billerica, Mass., Horace W. Morse Jr. (Bud) and his wife, Kendra, of Tulsa, Okla., Marilyn Bolles and her husband, Winfred, of Barre, Daniel Morse and his wife, Nancy, of Rigby, Idaho and Stephen Morse and his wife Judy of Hyde Park. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her five sisters, one brother, a son-in-law and a grandson.

Published in Times Argus on Nov. 17, 2012
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