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Martha Moehl
November 26, 1921 – November 6, 2018

Sublimity – 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.

Martha 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 College. Martha 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 Stayton.

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. 

A 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.


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