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Information for Theresa Anne Arpin Morel
18 March, 1922 6 September, 1994
The Idaho Press-Tribune
September, 1994

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Theresa Morel
    Theresa Anne Morel, 72, of Parma, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 1994, near her home in Parma.  Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday September 8, 1994, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 9, 1994, at the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Parma.  Father Enrique Terriquez will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Parma Cemetery, Parma, Idaho.
    Theresa Morel was born March 18, 1922, in Damar, Kansas, to Xavier and Rosa Arpin, the ninth of 11 children.  She was raised and attended school in Damar, Kansas.  She served in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II and was stationed in San Diego, California.  After the war she returned to Damar and married Edmond Adrian "Pete" Morel of Falco, Kansas, on March 30, 1948.  To this union four children were born.
    Ed and Theresa Morel farmed in Kansas until 1970, when they sold the farm and moved their family to Idaho.   They lived in the Dixie and Ten Davis communities near Parma until 1974, when they bought and settled on a small farm in Apple Valley, north of Parma, where they had since resided.
    Theresa was a faithful and loving wife an excellent homemaker and the best mother to her children.  She was a strong, faithful Christian and devoted member of the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church in Parma, Idaho.  She enjoyed camping and fishing in the Idaho mountains with her husband, family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, baking and canning.  She loved sewing, crocheting and reading, but she especially loved her husband, children and grandchildren.  In addition to house and garden work, she was an excellent assistant to her husband Ed's carpenter and craft work.  Theresa will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    She is survived by two sons, Don and Marcia Morel of Pocatello, Idaho, and Ken Morel of Parma, Idaho; two daughters, Marcia and Bob Hopkins Jr. of Parma, Idaho, and Donna, and Richard Mendel of Summerville, Oregon; seven grandchildren, Amy and Matthew Morel , Brian, Carrie, and Eddy Hopkins, Seth Mendel, and Katie Houghton; three brothers, Lawrence and Dorothy Arpin of Moses Lake, Washington, Arthur and Elsie Arpin of Hays, Kansas, and Alfred and Marcella Arpin of Damar, Kansas; and three sisters, Duetta LaPlante of independence, Missouri, Mary Berland of Damar, Kansas, and Virginia and Ronald Thyfault of Damar, Kansas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Morel, her parents, and four brothers.
    Her family suggests that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association, or flowers may be sent.

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