Nancy Moher(1933 - 2013)

Nancy Moher, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully Monday, June 17, 2013. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Catholic Church. Private interment. Memorials: Gifts in her memory may be made to St. Andrew Social Ministry, 3312 Dryden Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76109; the Tarrant County Branch, AAUW for women's scholarships; or a . Nancy was born Sept. 8, 1933, to Evelyn and Harrison Weese in Minneapolis, Minn. During the summer preceding her sophomore year at the University of Minnesota, she was diagnosed as a juvenile diabetic thus becoming dependent on insulin for the rest of her life. In November 1954, before seat belts, an auto windshield threatened her life again. Still Nancy pursued her career goals and graduated with a bachelor of arts in communications in 1955. She joined the American Association of University Women (AAUW) beginning lifelong relationships in several states. After recovering from facial surgeries, she moved to California with her closest cousin. Nancy began a career as a copywriter, becoming the editor of the Rexall national drug store "Family Almanac." A lifetime of creating greeting cards and newsletters began. After two years of dating, she married Robert Paul Moher and moved to a missile site in Moses Lake, Wash. Despite the diabetes, they were blessed with two daughters and a son in their first five years of marriage. A series of career moves for Bob brought the family to Fort Worth in 1971. (Her career was replaced with parenthood for 15 years.) Nancy called the AAUW branch from the motel as a first step to adapting to the area. She became a charter member of the Tarrant County Branch. Life was filled with Girl Scouts as a leader; Boy Scouts as a den mother; St. Bartholomew Catholic Church where she became the first newsletter editor; Celebrity Breakfast with Women in Communication; the Diocesan Lay Ministry Assembly and the original Partners in Ministry program. Since 1976, Nancy and her husband have been involved in every phase of National Marriage Encounter of North Texas. These weekends are designed to improve marital communications and enrich lives. Nancy and Bob served as a sponsor couple for engaged couples at St. Andrew parish until recently. At 75, Nancy retired as editor of "Friend to Friend" the newsletter of Friends of the Fort Worth Library. Despite the daily struggles with diabetes, Nancy enjoyed a rich life filled with love, family, friends, gourmet friends, cultural events, artistic pursuits and overseas travel. "I truly appreciate the love and experiences God has given and for allowing me to share my insights and talents with others. Even replacing my right hip brought new strength for these last days". - Nancy Survivors: Husband, Robert Paul Moher; son, Steven Michael Moher; daughters, Susan Marie Moher, Karen Joan Anfin and husband, Larry; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Anfin, David Alan Anfin, Sara Michelle Anfin, Kevin Reed Anfin and Maegen Keri Moher.

Published in Star-Telegram on June 20, 2013