Dec. 10, 1922 - Feb. 7, 2011
Jeanne Moramarco, 88, a resident of Garrison Creek Lodge, 1460 Dalles Military Road, died here Feb. 7, 2011.
Viewing and visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St. The Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Assumption Catholic Church with Rev. Pat Kerst officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. Second Ave. A lunch reception will follow at Assumption Parish Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tony and Jeanne Memorial Scholarship Fund or a charity of one's choice through the funeral home.
Mrs. Moramarco was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Walla Walla to Petrus "Pete" and Elsie Schmidt DeBoer. She graduated from Walla Walla High School and attended three years of Washington State College. On April 14, 1945, she married Tony Moramarco. They married at the ranch on Russell Creek Road, where she was raised. They returned to Walla Walla in Oct. 1946, from California to farm with her father. They raised their five sons on the family ranch. She worked at Sherwood and Roberts in the late 1950s. She returned to work at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1979 and work at the VA Hospital, where she retired in 1984. Jeanne had a passion for singing and had a calling as a 4-H leader. She was involved with St. Pat's and Assumption Catholic Church choirs, singing at Mass, weddings and funerals. She instructed and mentored 4-H club members for more than 10 years. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church, Choral Society, Cowbelles, Cattlemen's and Washington State Wheat Growers Association.
Survivors include five sons, Michael and Nicolo Moramarco, both of Walla Walla, Douglas Moramarco of Baker City, Ore., Peter Moramarco of Aberdeen, Wash., and Timothy Moramarco of Snohomish, Wash.; a sister, Elinore Philpott of Wenatchee, Wash.; five grandchildren, Michele, Ryan, Derek, Nicole and Matthew; and a great-grandson, Keegan. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Deborah Moramarco; and a sister, Patricia Meinhardt.