Dorothy Morse


July 8, 2020

Aug. 18, 1943 - June 30, 2020

Dorothy “Dottie” Kuulei Morse, 76, of Sweet Home, died June 30, 2020.

She was born Aug. 18, 1943 in Waianae, Hawaii to Elias and Katherine (Lopes) Garcia Sr.

She lived in Hawaii until 1986, in Bethel Island, California until 1988, in Moses Lake, Washington until 2000, then moved to Sweet Home.

Mrs. Morse was a National Lifetime Member of the VFW Auxiliary and was a chaplain for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Sweet Home.

She loved karaoke, dancing and spending time with family. 

Mrs. Morse is survived by her husband, Ralph Morse; children Melissa and son-in-law John Efstathiou, Renee and son-in-law Mykal Hildebrand, Tammy and son-in-law Benny Mello, and Jerome Castrogiovanni; step-children Jimmy Morse and Debbie Swanson; siblings Walter Garcia, Raphael (Angie) Garcia Sr., Leatrice Davis, John Garcia, April Garcia, Matthew Garcia and Wilfred Garcia; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1989; mother in 2003; sister Mary Wong in 2016; brother Tommy Garcia in 2017; and step-son Bobby Morse.

A celebration of life was held July 5 at Sweet Home VFW.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Morse’s name to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation “Cancer Care” fund in support of Sam Pastega Regional Cancer Center.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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