Edward Martin Moe (1926 - 2017)

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Edward Martin Moe passed away peacefully at Alaska Regional Hospital on Sept. 28, 2017. He was 91.
The son of Helen and Jalmer Bang Moe, farmers of Norwegian descent, Ed was born on May 6, 1926, in McGregor, Minn.
At 16, Ed enlisted in the Navy, serving in the South Pacific aboard the USS Tulsa, the oldest ship in the Navy at the time. During his tour, he saw World War II combat in the Philippines, Guam, Okinawa, New Guinea and Australia.
After the war he drove to Alaska in 1946, and worked in construction in both Fairbanks and Anchorage. This experience led Ed, his wife, Connie and partners to start M&M Contractors, and they performed the finish concrete work on many buildings still standing in Anchorage and around Alaska today. Ed was a life member of the Alaska Laborers Union.
Ed married Connie Moe in 1953, in the Territory of Alaska. The quaint red house where Ed and his wife Connie first lived still stands in Bootlegger's Cove. They moved to the same house where Connie continues to live, near Valley of the Moon park, in 1954.
After retirement, Ed spent much of his time at his cabin and shop Willow, Alaska. There, he earned the title of mayor of Long Lake by his friends. Ed was a very talented artist and woodcarver and worked on countless projects and pieces of art. He was painting and creating gifts for his family up until a few weeks before he passed.
As an avid moose hunter, one of Ed's favorite places was his moose camp. He bagged his last bull when he was 89. The family will honor his wishes and spread his ashes there.
Ed is survived by his wife of 63 years, Connie Moe; children, Doug (Marsha), Debbie (Jay), Chris (Roxanna) and Cheri (John); grandchildren, Kiel, Inga, Barrett, Stacy, Ryan, Nick, Kristen and Hannah; great-grandchildren, Cora, Willow, Eva and Isabella, Ryan, Valerie and Riley; and many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Ed will also be remembered fondly by his sister, Alice (Bob); and brother, Gene (Shirley).
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at the Gathering Room, 4501 Diplomacy Drive in Anchorage, Alaska.
Memorial donations can be sent to Hospice of Anchorage.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 2017
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