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Linda Sager MORSE

October 31, 1947July 14, 2020

Linda (Sagar) Claar Morse passed away July 14, 2020. Although she died unexpectedly, Linda lived the life she wanted….a very good life by all accounts. She enjoyed painting, crafts, traveling, theater, and most importantly teaching. She was quick to spot a bargain and, of course, was lured to all things sparkly. Linda was incredibly well-read, well-travelled, an amazing artist, and a good friend. Born October 31, 1947, in Bossier City, Louisiana, to Hershel and Dorothy Sager), she was the 1st of two daughters. An excellent student, Linda graduated from San Antonio’s MacArthur High School and obtained her BA and MA from Trinity University. Linda became an incredibly talented teacher at Theodore Roosevelt High School, where she spent her 30 plus year teaching career. While there she taught history, government, and economics. She had an incredible knack for connecting with students. And while much can be said about the countless lives she positively influenced over her lifetime, including several former students who went on to become teachers themselves due to her role model, teaching was Linda’s lifeline. After retiring, Linda and her late husband John loved to travel. They often took trips to New Jersey and New York to visit with John’s children and grandchildren. Cruising was another favorite of theirs; however, when Linda was in San Antonio, you would find her back in the classroom as a substitute teacher. As a matter of fact, she was teaching up until the pandemic closed the buildings. Teaching was definitely her calling. Those closest to Linda will remember her for her devotion to family and friends, her selfless care-giving, her faith in God, her love for her cats, and her exuberance for life. Linda is survived by her sister Donna Sager-Ferrie; her step-son John Morse (Lisa); her step-daughter Gloria (Morse) Dunn (Ken); step-grandchildren, John, Jeff, A.J, Brianna, Ashley, Nicole, Kayla; and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Hershel and Dorothy Sager, her husband John L. Morse, and her brother-in-law George. W. Ferrie. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to North East Educational Foundation: http://www.northeastfoundation.org/donate/ . A celebration of life memorial will be announced in the future.

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Roberta Broussard

August 4, 2020

I was in her government class my senior year in 85-86, and she made the class fun. I really enjoyed the mock Congress we did. Ms. Claar was one of my favorite teachers at Roosevelt. My condolences to her family.

Shirley Kearns Hormuth

August 3, 2020

I loved Linda’s laugh. We were at Roosevelt with a fun faculty so many years ago. Wonderful memories

Sue Sansom

August 2, 2020

I was saddened to hear of Linda’s passing. We taught together at Roosevelt High School for several years and became friends as well as colleagues. I have such fond memories of that time and the good times we had. Linda was a dedicated teacher who loved her students, subject matter, and profession. She touched many lives. Rest In Peace, Linda. You left this world a better place. My deepest sympathy to Donna and all who loved her.

Gary Johnson

July 31, 2020

I was lucky enough to have 2 years with Mrs.Claar ! She was a big influence on how I turned out. She inspired me to get my life together, I was going through some personal issues. I’ll never forget her determination to make me the better man that I am today! You will truly be missed !

Joanna Horan

July 31, 2020

I am filled with grief at hearing about her death. She was such a special lady. We certainly could spend time at craft shows and enjoyed plays, movies..
RIP my beautiful sweet friend♥️

D’Anne Redmon

July 31, 2020

Linda and I met at Roosevelt High School in 1978 and instantly became friends. We took trips, had girls’ nights out, celebrated Christmas with our families, and rejoiced together when she met John. My husband David loved Linda’s spirit, and he and John got along well. We have stayed in touch through all these years. I will miss her dearly.
Donna, I am so sorry for your loss.

Eileen Free

July 31, 2020

I can remember the day Linda was born. I was 10 years old, and we could hardly wait. I was in the playground, and my mother called the school. My teacher came to the playground and told me about her birth. My sister and I used to keep her every summer, so her mother could come to Texas and work as an RN to keep herself up to date. When she napped we had to polish her white high top shoes. We would put some sticky stuff on her curls, and take her for a walk when she woke. Great memories of our great childhood, and hopefully hers.

Donna Sager-Ferrie

July 30, 2020

To my lovely sister gone way too soon,
You have more than earned your angel wings. Fly high dear Linda. Fly high. Love always, Donna

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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