Carolyn Sue Moeser

Published 12:19 am Monday, May 30, 2016

NATCHEZ — Services for Carolyn Sue Moeser, 83, of Natchez, who died Friday, May 27, 20166, at her residence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with family and friends officiating.

Burial will follow at the Retirement Plantation Cemetery off Ogden Road under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home.

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Ms. Moeser was born in 1932 in Ohio, the daughter of Clara and Lloyd McNutt.

Sue earned her B.A. from Bowling Green State University and her master’s degrees in both counseling and education administration from the University of Southern California. She taught briefly in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Los Angeles in 1961. She was a teacher, counselor and administrator in Los Angeles Unified School District before retiring in 1991. After her first trip to Natchez, she knew this would be where she retired.

Sue treasured family and friends. She was an avid UCLA and USC fan, a “news junkie” and history buff, especially World War II history. One of her most memorable moments was being at Normandy on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. She was an unabashed Democrat and worked in both John and Bobby Kennedy campaigns. Proof of her adventurous spirit was driving across East Germany to Berlin in 1984 (before the fall of the wall) with Maria Bowser and two friends. She travelled extensively and loved cruises, a highlight being the South Pacific.

Ms. Moeser was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Judy McNutt Tropp.

She was survived by her partner and best friend of many years Maria Bowser of Natchez; sisters, Nancy Welch and husband, Don, of Springfield, Ohio, and Polly DeWine of Borrego, Calif.; brother, Ted McNutt and wife, Ann, of Riverside, Calif.; two special nieces, Kim Brull and husband Richard of Parkville, Mo., and Deborah Welch and husband, John, of Columbus, Ohio; very special friends, Peaches Henning and Katherine Kendall of Sebastopol, Calif., her Natchez buddy, Margy Graham, as well as her loving extended Natchez family, the Ogdens.

Pallbearers will be Page Ogden, Ed Bowser, Matt Seal, Brent Graham, Duncan McFarlane and Stuart Hudnall.

Special thanks to Deaconess Hospice staff, Paige Manning, Kris Myers, Alicia Leggett, Sheila Evans and caregivers, Demetris Conner, Pearlie Mack, and JoAnn Williams and to Dr. Ken Stubbs, Dr. Ed Daly, Judy Bartley and a wonderful circle of friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, Relay for Life or the charity of your choice.

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