David Earl Moe

May 10, 1946 ~ December 5, 2021 (age 75) 75 Years Old

David Moe Obituary

David Earl Moe was born May 10, 1946 to Earl and Arleta (formerly Huff) in Kalispell, Montana. They moved to Kelso, Washington where Dave grew up with his siblings Bob, Allen and Cheryl.

David was a skilled mathematician and could school anyone on chess, but he preferred to teach you how to be better. He was a teacher, college instructor, accountant, consultant for data processing and business management, computer store owner, and log truck driver. Dave graduated from Western Washington College now University, but received his Ph.D. from the school of Hard Knocks.

In his first self-published book, Open Hearts and Minds, Dave introduced the world to Mr. Lovano, a kind and wise teacher who sought to motivate reluctant and struggling learners. His second book, The Making of a Winner, tells the story of a mentor showing a young boy how to play tennis while highlighting life skills. In reality, David gave lessons in tennis, golf, and especially running. Running has carried down the line to become passions for his offspring and their children.

He will be remembered as a philosopher, animal lover, coach, counselor, sailor, bicyclist, carpenter, builder and all-around handyman.

Always the lifetime learner, Dave tried his hand at learning the banjo, which he built from a kit, and the mandolin. He was mostly featured on his homemade gut bucket.

He died of multiple cancers at home in Port Townsend on December 5, 2021 after a musical Moe-jam session with friends and surrounded by family including his wife Renée.

Dave is survived by his two sons, Michael and Steve, and their children: Casie, Claire, Alice, and Raina. He also touched the lives of his step-family and grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life memorial service 3pm-6pm on August 20th, 2023 at the Fort Townsend State Park Amphitheater address:
1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Any and all please come share in the memories of David, bring along an instrument and/or dish to share potluck style, and remember the life of Mr. Moe with family and friends. If you have photos as well, feel free to bring those too.







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Celebration of Life
August 20, 2023

3:00 PM
Fort Townsend State Park Amphitheater, Port Townsend, WA


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