Elizabeth M Morse - age: 89
(September 25, 1923 to April 29, 2013
Ocean Park, Maine
Friends and relatives may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.
A funeral service will be held Friday May 3, 2013 at 1:00PM at the United Baptist Church of Saco.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Baptist Church of Saco, 318 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072 or Ocean Park Association PO Box 7296, 14 Temple Avenue, Ocean Park, ME 04063
Elizabeth M. Morse, 89, of Ocean Park died April 29, 2013 at Seal Rock Healthcare in Saco, Maine after a brief illness related to a fall.
She was born in September 25, 1923 to Ruth (Brennan) and Donald Morse of Saco.
Elizabeth graduated from Thornton Academy in 1942 and from Bates College in 1945. Her first teaching position was at Hartland Academy where she taught Traditional Math courses as well as Latin. Her salary was $1600.00. In 1947, one of Elizabeth’s dreams became a reality as she was offered the position of Head Math teacher at her beloved Thornton Academy. She held that position for 10 years. In 1957, Elizabeth went to Portland, Connecticut where she remained for 25 years teaching math and was a guidance counselor at an elementary school.
Returning to Ocean Park in 1982, she became the post-mistress at the Ocean Park Post Office for 15 years.
She taught Woman’s Literature in the Senior College for several years.
Her involvement in and commitment to many organizations included:
The United Baptist Church of Saco, American Baptist Women, York Association of American Baptist Churches of Maine, The Ocean Park Association, Toilers-by-the-Sea, Seacoasters, Ocean Park Religious Society, Free Baptist Women’s Missionary Society, the Ocean Park Library, York County Retired Teachers, Alpha Delta Kappa (a professional teacher society), and both Thornton Academy and Bates College Alumni Associations.
Elizabeth was a devout Christian who lived a life of service to her Lord. She had many friends, newly made and long time, who will miss her dearly. She was an avid reader and often mentioned her library of over 1200 books. She enjoyed the fact that she had a key to the Ocean Park Library since 1941. She was a collector of many things in addition to her books, angels and souvenirs of her many travels. She seemed to know everyone in Saco as they knew her. No matter who she met she wanted to know their story and more often than not found a connection with them. Elizabeth had a long, interesting and satisfying life that she lived to the fullest.