Morana Kay Tinsley


Morana was born in Iola, Kansas on February 11, 1946. She went to be with the Lord from her home in Shoreline, Washington on January 13, 2022. Morana moved with her family to Washington State in 1952 and graduated from Federal Way High School in 1964. After graduation she served in the United States Army and worked in a variety of jobs. In 1984 she graduated from Highline Community College as a Registered Nurse with an Applied Science Degree. She worked in that capacity until her retirement.


Morana liked to read and to work puzzles. She greatly enjoyed trips to Mount Rainier and the Woodland Park Zoo, especially when her son was young. More recently she enjoyed scooter rides with a friend on the trail around Echo Lake.


Morana was in declining health for several years but participated in family activities when she was able. A family picnic in June with her siblings was a highlight and she appreciated recent visits from her brothers from Idaho and California. Morana was especially thankful for the help and support provided by her brother Richard and Saphyre.


Morana was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Fannie Tinsley, and by her youngest sister, Loretta Diana. She is survived by her son Jimmie R. Tinsley and his wife Karina; five grandchildren Saphyre, Olivia, Abigail, Chaucer and Tessa; her brothers Tony, Jimmie E., Richard and Stephen Tinsley; and by her sister, ElTora Cabe.


At her request, there will be no services. Morana was loved and will always be remembered and missed by those who loved her.

  • Laurel Tinsley (Posted: January 28, 2022)
    My Aunt Morana will always hold a special place in my heart. When I was born in Oregon, she moved from Washington to live with my family. She took care of me during the day while my mom worked at the University. On my last trip, she reminded me how special that time was for her, too. I was her first baby. I enjoyed visiting her over the years and bringing my family to meet her. I wish I lived closer so we could have worked puzzles with her, taken her on walks and helped her when she needed it. I know you are at peace now. I look forward to our next visit. Love, Your first baby
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