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Funeral for Ralph Lee Moody will begin 2 p.m. Thursday at the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, followed by vault burial at Olney Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and on Thursday morning.
Moody, 74, a lifetime resident here, died Monday [October 10, 1983] at St. Anthony Hospital. He was born in Pendleton, Aug. 30, 1909, to Al and Lula Barnes Moody. With the exception of time spent in military service, he worked for Umatilla County from 1938 until he retired as assistant county roadmaster in 1974.
On March 7, 1931, he married Eva Tobin of Pendleton. A Navy Seabee veteran of World War II, he was stationed in the Pacific and in North Africa, serving from 1942 to 1945.
Moody was a member of the First Baptist Church and served several years as trustee. He was named Trustee Emeritus in 1980. He also served as deacon until he retired.
He died after a long battle with emphysema. He was a member of the Pendleton Letter Buck Post 922, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Eva Tobin Moody; sisters Margaret Melton and Beulah Harover, all of Pendleton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman