A celebration of life for Joann Faye Morse, age 77, of Spokane, WA and formerly of Chadron, NE, will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Northview Bible Church in Spokane, WA.
A private family burial will take place on Friday, February 1.
Cards may be sent in care of her husband to John Morse, 9610 North Chance Lane, Spokane WA 99218.
Joann passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 in Spokane, WA.
Joann was born on May 15, 1941 to Virgil and Flossie (Vanderpool) Hansen in Dunlap, IA. The family moved to Tucson, AZ for a few years until an extremely rare tornado destroyed their home. The family then relocated to Lance Creek, WY where Joann attended the first through eighth grade. She graduated from Niobrara County High School in Lusk, WY in 1959. In 1963, she married Delbert Zerbst in Lusk, WY, and moved to Chadron, NE where she lived for 31 years. To this union were born three children, Douglas, Kristal, and Dennis. In 1994, Joann moved to San Jose, CA where she met and subsequently married the love of her life, John Morse, on April 25, 1998. After they both retired, John and Joann moved to Spokane where they lived until Joann’s death after a short bout of cancer.
Joann was known for her loving kindness and tremendous faith. It was her unwavering belief in God that sustains her family and friends as they deal with her passing into His glory.
Joann is survived by husband John of 20 years; children Douglas (Sharilyn) of Colorado, Kristal (Lorin) Kuhnel of Chadron, NE, and Dennis (Michelle) of Washington; 12 grandchildren; sister Judy of Helena, MT; sister Joyce (Rommie) Claudson and brother Gary (Barb) Hansen, both of Cody, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews.