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Eva Claire Furber Moody

Obituary Condolences

EVA CLAIRE FURBER MOODY Long-time Potter Valley resident Eva Moody died peacefully at her son's home in Brogan, Oregon on May 14, at the age of 101. Born in Klamath Falls to parents Jack and Jessie Furber on October 28, 1911, Eva was the second of five daughters. The family moved from Oregon to Santa Rosa in 1922. After graduating from Santa Rosa High School and Santa Rosa Junior College, Eva married Ernest Moody of Geyserville in 1932. Their only child, David Judd Moody, was born 1936. In 1940, the family moved to Potter Valley and built a home on Busch Lane where they lived until Ernest's death in 1991. Eva moved from Potter Valley to live with her son and his family in John Day, Oregon in 1995. During her long life, Eva worked with Ernest to operate their small ranch, taught fourth graders at the Potter Valley Elementary School, worked as a dental assistant, and with her husband operated a small dairy for 20 years. Together, they were active members of the local Dairy Association and the Farm Bureau. Eva was a long-time member of the Ukiah Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her strong faith inspired her commitment to service and was a source of peace to her throughout her life. Eva was also a charter member of the Potter Valley Garden Club, which formed in 1948, and her garden was a delight to the senses, providing a fragrant setting for frequent family holidays, picnics, parties, and even a wedding. Other interests included basketmaking, ceramics, travel, reading, poetry, and-most of all-her family, who will miss her gentle disposition, quick wit, and the unconditional love with which she enfolded each one of them. Eva was preceded in death by Ernest, her husband of 59 years who died in Potter Valley in 1991 at the age of 82, and by her four sisters, Lenore Wotherspoon, Alice Graves, Kay Whittaker, and Betty Hopper. Eva is survived by her son David Moody and wife Maxine of Brogan; grandchildren David Moody and wife Nid of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; Ellen Palmer and husband Mark of Weiser, Idaho; Julia Justice and husband Ken of John Day, Oregon; and Donald Moody and wife Dana of Gladstone, Oregon. Other surviving family members include 12 great-grandchildren as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Graveside services will be held at the Potter Valley Cemetary at 2:00 pm on Friday, May 31. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local hospice.
Published in Ukiah Daily Journal on May 26, 2013
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