– Martha, 96, died November 6 in Sublimity. She was born and
raised in Kansas City, MO and attended Iowa State University
where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Entomology. She
married her husband Richard Moehl on June 8, 1944 in Raleigh,
NC; he preceded her in death on May 24 of this year.
They were married for 74 years. Richard and Martha
moved to Klamath Falls in 1948 then lived in Coos Bay for
approximately 45 years until moving to Stayton in 2007.
enjoyed her time in Coos Bay and was actively involved in the
community, serving on numerous boards and councils. She worked
as a laboratory technician at the local hospital, and later as
a biology laboratory instructor at Southwest Oregon Community
was a member of the P.E.O. and Progress Club. She loved Bridge
and was avid about playing regularly. Martha also enjoyed
gardening and flowers as well as oil and watercolor painting.
She was a member of Christ the King Episcopal Church in
Martha is survived by her sons: Thomas (Linda) Moehl
of Turner and James (Christine) Moehl of Bend; 6 grandchildren
and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Richard Moehl and daughter, Mary Gates.
family service will be held in Coos Bay at a later date. The
family would like to express the gratitude and thanks for the
loving care received from the staff at McKillop Residence at
Marian Estates and Hospice Care of the Northwest over the past
several months. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.