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Ray Moyer

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Graveside services for Ray Wilbur Moyer of Penn Valley will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Redwood Cemetery in Napa.

Mr. Moyer died Wednesday, July 14. He was 87.

He was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Napa, to Rollin and Rose Moyer. After high school he attended Fresno State College and married Ruth Jenkins in 1942, in Carson City, Nev. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war, he returned to Fresno to finish his education and graduated from Fresno State College in 1950. He taught high school English and social studies at several schools in California. He taught at Tranquility Union High School in Tranquility from 1953 to 1966. In the summers he worked as a farmer, as a California State Park Ranger at Millerton State Park, and as a manager of the YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake. He has been a resident of Penn Valley since 1995. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church for many years, serving as an elder.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judith Rae and Larry Shamp of Houston, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Moyer of Penn Valley; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Eric Rollin and Heather Shamp of Redlands; grandsons Chris Moyer of Penn Valley, and Nathan Moyer of Spokane; granddaughters Deborah Tomaro of Indianapolis, Ind., Carrie Moyer of Newburg, Ore., and Sarah Moyer of Penn Valley; and great-grandson, Jackson Shamp of Redlands.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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