Cecile “Cec” Cary Morse

Cecile “Cec” Cary Morse, 90, of Gainesville, FL, passed away peacefully on November 26, 2018. She was born March 27, 1928, in Manhattan, KS. She was a graduate of Manhattan High School and Kansas State University. Cec married her high school sweetheart, Dick Morse, in 1951. Following Dick’s service in the Air Force, they settled in Manhattan, KS to raise a family. In 1967, Dick took a job with UF and the family moved to Gainesville. Cec loved the beach, playing bridge with friends, and travel. She enjoyed a once in a lifetime trip to Paris, France with her sister, Donna. She loved to cook and was famous for her pumpkin bread.
Cec was affiliated with Kansas State University Alumni Club, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, University Women’s Club and United Methodist Women, and an active member of First United Methodist Church and Chapter FH of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold & Davida Cary, her beloved husband, Dick Morse, and siblings, Jody, Bud and Donna. Cec is survived by daughter Lisa (Mike) McCarthy, Maitland, FL; sons Scott Morse, Gainesville, and Tim Morse, Knoxville; grandson, Matthew McCarthy, Maitland.
A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at First United Methodist Church, 419 NE First St, Gainesville, FL 32601, (352) 372-8523. For those who wish, contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606.