Irma Lorraine Moshier

Nov 11, 1918 – Feb 21, 2015

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Irma Moshier, age 96, departed this physical world February 21, 2015 into heaven.  Irma was born November 11, 1918 in Baker, Oregon. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Moshier Sr in 1974. They were married for 26 Years.


She was a homemaker most of her life. As she said a week before she died “Someone had to stay home and take care of my four children.” Irma enjoyed animals, her favorite being cats. She fell off a horse when she was young and petted all the dogs in the assisted living community where she recently lived. She enjoyed exercising and walking (others had a hard time keeping up with her fast pace). She and Arthur Sr enjoyed car road trips to visit relatives and excursions across the country discovering the natural beauty of the National Parks and historic sites. In her younger years she enjoyed dancing; she met Arthur Sr. at a dance in downtown Seattle.  She enjoyed taking ferryboat rides in Seattle until she had too difficulty walking. In the community she donated blood to the blood bank for many years and walked door to door collecting money for March of Dimes as she never drove a car. She wrote many letters and sent cards to family and friends. She lived in SeaTac, Burien, Kent and the last 9 years in Federal Way, Washington.


Irma is survived by her children Donna Colwell of Kent, WA, Robert Haverwold of Des Moines, WA, Arthur Moshier Jr. (Linda) of Puyallup, WA and Carol Moshier of Fife, WA. She had two grandchildren Justin Heath (Laura) of Fort Erie, Canada and Angela Marvel (Chris) of Fife, WA as well as two great grandchildren Brett Marvel and Alex Marvel.


No services are planned.  In lieu of flowers, Irma would have preferred if you made a donation to your favorite charity.  Irma will be buried in Washington Memorial Cemetery in SeaTac, Washington, next to her husband, Arthur Moshier Sr.


Please sign our virtual guest book as Irma's children would love to have a record of your memories.


Dorie Beutler
Austin, Tx
May 6, 2015

I never knew Irma or had the pleasure of spending time with her through her life of selfless giving to others, but I have been blessed to know her daughter Carol. Carol has a passion for life and a heart for people. She is kind, generous and loves to laugh. So even though I have never physically met Irma, I have met her daughter that she raised, so that tells me what a wonderful, wife, mother and friend to all she was.

Lisa Osterloh
Buckey, WA
Mar 11, 2015

I was so fortunate to be able to work in the community where Irma lived for many years. Irma was such a joy to know. I always admired her strength and humor. God speed Irma. You blessed our lives and will be sorely missed.

Mike & Amanda Vacknitz
Houston , TX
Mar 5, 2015

With much love, you will be missed. A beautiful lady with beautiful children. May you be in Gods warm embrace & showing all of them in heaven your loving smile. Until we see you again on Gods heavenly shores. We love & miss you.

Lisa Graham
Fife, Wa
Mar 5, 2015

What a great tribute- Irma sounds like she was a really neat lady who loved life!!! Hugs and prayers to the whole family and all of the friends who loved her so much!

Cheryl youngsma
Medford, OR
Mar 5, 2015

With compassion, Dean and I have followed Facebook news and photos that Carol has posted. Since I am still assisting in the care of my (well) 96 year old father, my heart is with each of you in the family! God bless you at this tender time!

Beth Whitfield
Tacoma, WA
Mar 3, 2015

I was Irma's social worker off and on over the last year of her life - I will remember her strength, she walked to the dining room every day! I could never believe that.


We should all be so determined as we age.

Justin Heath
Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada, -
Mar 2, 2015

Grandma, you will be missed. Thank you for the prayers and memories. You are in a much better place. We will be together again someday. Godspeed!

Bob and Candy Argo
Meridian, ID
Feb 26, 2015

Another Angel is watching over you. Take peace with memories of Love. Our sympathies for your loss. The pictures show a great life lived.

Richard G. Moshier
Henderson, NV
Feb 26, 2015

Aurthur Moshier was my uncle. I really never knew him and Irma as he left Sisseton South Dakota about 1939 for Seattle when I was about 3 years old.

Irma is another loss in the Moshier family.

Sheri Jones Goranson
Auburn, WA
Feb 26, 2015

Irma was always a part of our family since I can remember. She will be fondly remembered. I still remember the house on 164th and your bedroom that was always perfect. I remember the yard and gardens, the walks and the friendship that she provided to my mom and dad! She will be missed!

Feb 26, 2015


thomas an beverly moshier
surprise, az
Feb 26, 2015

Irma you were the light after a long trip as I stayed at your home in seatle many times after working at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. we will miss you.

Dan & Sandy Pilkey
bellingham, Wa
Feb 26, 2015

What can I say the last thing I remember of your mom is when I was spending the night with u and u was shaving her legs lol.

U have been like a sister to me a person to look up to.

I pray for your love an strength as a family

Tom and Sue Durrant
Renton, WA
Feb 25, 2015

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Carol.

Knowing that she waits for you in heaven brings peace and joy.

Norene (Miller) Bagley
South Bend , wa
Feb 25, 2015

Donna, Bob, Arthur and Carol it just seems like it wasn't so long ago we all were living and hanging out in White Center and then over South Seattle way. I remember playing together, teasing the older boys and all the sleepovers at both homes. Your Mom having vitamins on all of your plates at meal time, shooting hoops and getting to cross Military Road.

Mary Davis
Bothell , Wa
Feb 25, 2015

Irma we only met once when I was very young. But my mother would talk about you and Art all the time. We are all better for having you as family. May you rest in peace with our Lord and Savior.

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