Willard "Bill" Sidney Moberly

May 25, 1938 ~ October 7, 2022 (age 84)


Willard (Bill) Sidney Moberly passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on October 7, 2022.

Bill was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on May 25, 1938. At age 8, his family moved to Kelso, Washington. Times were hard and food was often scarce so throughout his teen years Bill worked odd jobs after school to help the family.

Bill met Marjorie Searing in 1956 while working at her uncle's service station. After three years of dating, they decided to marry and Bill was able to secure a job as an apprentice electrician, becoming a member of IBEW Local 970 in August of 1959. Bill and Marj married in Longview, Washington on February 13, 1960.

In the following years Bill traveled to Alaska and worked in Juneau, Fairbanks and on Amchitka Island. During this time Bill and Marj started their family in Longview, raising four children.

In May of 1969 they loaded a utility trailer, packed the children into an International Travelall and headed north. Five flat tires later, they made it to Fairbanks.

Bill became a proud member of IBEW Local 1547 and worked all over the state from Valdez to Prudhoe, along the pipeline and in several villages, finally retiring in December of 1996.

In his retirement years Bill enjoyed volunteering at Bread Line, Stone Soup Cafe, Food Bank and Street Outreach Advocacy Program. He strongly believed in feeding those less fortunate.

Bill is survived by his wife Marj, son Matt, daughter Cathy (Mark) Norum, daughter Margey, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his son Joe.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the wonderful caring nurses at the Cancer Center, 3 West floor of FMH and Hospice Services.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 3 at 1 pm at St Paul Church, 949 Farmers Loop Road, next to Dog Mushers Hall. A light reception will follow at church.

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Memorial Service
December 3, 2022

1:00 PM
St Paul Church (Fairbanks, AK!)
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December 3, 2022

2:00 PM
St Paul Church (Fairbanks, AK!)
Guaranteed delivery before the Reception begins

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