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Morris Conrad Moen

Morris Conrad Moen

Morris Conrad Moen died peacefully September 27, 2013. He was born on August 2, 1925 to Carl Henry Moen and Laura Brekke Moen.

Morris had a sweet nature and a quiet wit. He was generous with his time, he was infinitely patient, and had a fearlessness driven by reason and faith in his fellow man. He was very clever and enjoyed writing verse, song parodies and skits.

Except for nine years when his family lived in Toledo, he lived in Ballard his entire life. Morris served in the US Army in Europe during WWII, and earned a degree in Chemistry from the University of Toledo before returning to Seattle. He worked as a paint chemist until 1990.

Morris was an active member of The Mountaineers, particularly the Players, through which he met his wife. He served as President of the Mountaineers in 1966-67 and continued to champion conservation through the Mountaineers Foundation. He volunteered with the 44th District Democrats, the Ballard Historical Society, the Seattle Genealogical Society, the Nordic Heritage Museum, and the Boy Scouts.

Morris is survived by his wife, Lynn (nee Marilyn Rolie), his sister Marilyn (Phil) Freitag, daughter Martha (Scott) Eby, sons Keith (Barbara), Arne (Colleen) and John (Kim), and grandchildren Miranda and Laura Eby, Henry, Sofia and Katie Moen and Conner Phillips, Jake and Brody Moen, Xavier and Kaia Moen, and many other relatives and friends, all of whom will miss him greatly.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday October 27, at 4:00 PM at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Please bring memories to share. Contact us at

MorrisMoenMemorial@gmail.com.

Published in The Seattle Times on Oct. 6, 2013
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