Estelle Semeling Morley

Profile Updated: July 8, 2020
Class Year 1963
Currently Living In and Places I've Lived Edmonds, WA USA
Occupation(s)- past or present Retired ELCA Deacon, Retired Licensed Care Giver
Children (or Pets) Karen Marie (Morley) Quartarolo, b. 1968; David Brian Morley, b. 1972
Yes! Attending Reunion
Where Has Life Taken You

Graduated in 1963 from LBI's Greenwood Campus with a degree in "Work in the Parish". Ceremony & reception held across the street at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church. 1963-66 served as Parish Worker at Glendale Lutheran Church in Burien, WA. Married Bob Morley (now deceased) in 1966 and raised our two children. Served 35 years in pastoral support on various Lutheran church staffs in the Seattle area with different titles: Parish Worker, Associate in Ministry, Lay Staff Worker, Office Manager, Administrative Secretary, and lastly as ELCA Deacon (Minister of Word and Service.) Active volunteer in many community and women's organizations. Retired in 2008 from rostered ministry and in 2020 from caregiving to the elderly-living-at-home. Life with God is so good and I am grateful and blessed.

Favorite LBI Experience(s)

Touring with LBI's Concert Choir directed by David Thoreson, spring of 1963.

Being taught and learning so much from the fantastic faculty and staff.

Working on LBI's housekeeping staff and living on campus during the World's Fair, summer of 1962.

Participating in the many outreach service opportunities at the Foss Home, Columbia Lutheran Home, Lutheran Compass Center, the Seaman's Center, etc.


Hallmark and moral-based movies, historical, travel, home & garden on TV
Classical and light classical music
Reading fictional, biographical and historical Christian books


Photography, Crafts, Card-making, Handwriting, Coloring, Jigsaw Puzzles, Word search puzzles, Memory games, Solitare, gardening, walking, home-decoration

Favorite Scripture Verse or Passage

Colossians 2:6-7 "As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving."

What's the Most Influential Book You've Read Since Graduating

The Holy Bible