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Kimberlee Ross-Morgan

Kimberlee Deane Ross-Morgan passed away May 8, 2006, on the Island of Kauai after an eight-month, hard-fought battle with a very rare cancer, primitive neuroectodermal tumor.

Kimberlee was born Nov. 4, 1965, in Panorama City, Calif. She grew up in South Lake Tahoe and graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1982. She moved to Oceanside, Calif., in 1983 and became a licensed Realtor with the California Department of Real Estate and a member of the North San Diego County Association of Realtors. Kimberlee was founder and CEO of the Temecula Valley Realty and Mortgage Company with her husband Richard, in Temecula, Calif. She enjoyed a prosperous real estate career spanning over 20 years. She was also an interior designer and designed many beautiful condos in Southern California and in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Kimberlee had the ability to make friends with everyone she met. Her vivacious personality drew people to her and she enjoyed life to the fullest with many friends from many different walks of life. She was very well-respected and loved and was always a leader in everything that she accomplished. Her life was short, but she lived it to the fullest and enjoyed each new sun rise, and filled each day with the zest she had for life. She will be missed by her family and her friends, but is now at peace.



She is survived by her husband, Richard Morgan of Temecula, Calif.; mother, Blake Amsterdam-Canyon, and stepfather, Joseph C. Canyon, of Katy, Texas; father, Earl W. Ross Jr., of Carlsbad, Calif.; brother, Kevin W. Ross, and nephew Kristopher W. Ross, of Florida; sister Kera Amsterdam of South Lake Tahoe; aunt, Linda Smoot of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; aunt and uncle, Judy and Michael Mc Dowell of Hampton, N.Y.; and numerous god children. Kimberlee was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Eleanor Bengal, on May 3, 2006; and her sister, Kristen A. Ross, Oct. 28, 1977.

A celebration of life was held May 8, 2006, in Vista, Calif., at the home of Jim and Denise Kochendorfer with friends and family members in attendance. The celebration included a beautiful digital DVD of her life with pictures and music inspired by Kimberlee and given to her family and friends as a remembrance of her.


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