Ida L. Morales Baltimore Co. educator, dies


A memorial service for Ida L. Morales, a retired elementary school vice principal and teacher, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8516 Loch Raven Blvd.

Mrs. Morales, who was 75, died Tuesday at her home on East Belvedere Avenue after a long illness.

She retired nearly 10 years ago as vice principal of the Berkshire Elementary School in eastern Baltimore County after more than 25 years there.

Mrs. Morales had written a history of the school and contributed to the bulletin of the Retired Teachers Association of Baltimore County.

She was former president of Women Educators of Baltimore County and a member of the Teachers Association of Baltimore County.

Born Ida L. DeNebi in Sutro, Nev., where her father, an immigrant from Genoa, Italy, worked in silver mines, she graduated from high school in Dayton, Nev., and from the University of Nevada.

She earned a master's degree and did postgraduate work at New York University.

She came to Baltimore in the late 1940s after working as a mail censor in Panama during World War II.

Mrs. Morales was fond of travel in North America and Europe. She also frequently attended the Baltimore Opera and other musical and theatrical events.

After retiring, she continued to take courses at the Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere.

She is survived by three daughters, Diane Morales of Baltimore, Adele Morales Gill of Columbia and Brenda Morales Murray of Stewartstown, Pa.; a son, Glenn Morales of White Marsh; a brother, John DeNebi of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Angela DeNebi of Reno; and three grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the American Cancer Society or a literacy program.

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