MOSHIRI, NARGES, 54, died peacefully on September 2, 2013 after a long illness.
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Born in Abadan, Iran, she grew up in Teheran and moved to the United States in 1977 to attend university. A student of art history and the history of religion and culture, in early adulthood she turned to academic administration, at Harvard University and later at the Waldorf School of Louisville, before discovering her true vocation as a teacher and nurturer of young children. She taught kindergarten at the Waldorf School of Louisville and later founded The Cottage Garden kindergarten. A graduate of the Iranzamin International School in Teheran, she earned degrees from Boston University and Harvard University Divinity School, and held a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Rudolf Steiner College.
She is survived by her husband, Christopher Elwood; daughters, Josephine Soraya and Isabelle Simin Elwood; mother Ghamar; sister Laleh Moshiri, many extended family members, and a host of persons young and old whom she taught and touched and who cherish the miracle of her gentle, loving, life-giving spirit.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Douglass Blvd. Christian Church.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 5, 2013