Spent some time today finishing up (mostly) the scanning of many old photos for a memorial album dedicated to my Mom who passed earlier this year.
Hopefully you can follow the link below to view the photos if you like. We are traveling to Idaho at the end of this month to visit our family there. I have a small stack of photos from the 1950's that I haven't added yet...Maybe Uncle John can help me sort them out when we get to north Idaho next week. I think I recognize Mom in the photos..I just say "Who looks like my sister?" and then I'm usually able to pick Mom out pretty easily because they almost look alike! Best Mom Ever!
January 1, 2015
Martha Susan (Moe) Peters, 66
Martha Susan (Moe) Peters, 66
HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS-“All we had to do was look up,” say the daughters of 66 year old Susy Peters, who passed from this life on the morning of January 1, 2015. “At 5’11” she was always easy to spot—head and shoulders above the crowd—if we got separated or lost…just look up. And as we grew as tall as she, it never really changed. If we needed a mother’s advice or a friend’s shoulder to cry on…we just looked up. She was always present. I don’t see it changing now…if we need her—We’ll still just look up-She’ll be there.”
Martha Susan (Moe) Peters was born in Saint Maries, northern Idaho on May 22, 1948. She enjoyed a happy childhood, graduating from St. Maries High School in 1966, when she then flew south and married her first love, Gary Dean Peters of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Moving from Oklahoma to Arkansas, together they raised their family.
Susy worked for Weyerhaeuser, starting on a tree planting crew in the early 70’s and then later as a forestry technician for the Weyerhaeuser Southern Tree Improvement Facility (Dancing Rabbit/Hot Springs), assisting in the development of genetic stock for improved productivity and sustainability. After relocating to Oklahoma, she continued to use her past work experiences to assist other young women with their education and employment opportunities. She worked as an administrative assistant to the Displaced Homemaker and Non-Traditional Career Programs at Kiamichi Technology Center in Idabel, Oklahoma. Upon returning to Hot Springs she returned to Weyerhaeuser and retired from the mill at Mountain Pine shortly before its closure in 2006.
She loved swimming, whether the St. Joe River back home in Idaho or Lake Ouachita in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A hot sunny day floating on the lake with cold fried chicken and a pitcher of margaritas was a perfect day out. She was quick to offer and provide help to those she knew and loved, but also to anyone who touched her heart-regardless of how long she knew you. She loved music and loved to dance. Ellington’s Satin Doll to Joe Stampley’s Soul Song to Tom Jones’ She’s A Lady.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Erling Chrisitian Moe and Martha Gray Laws; a brother, Erling Christian Moe, Jr., and two sisters, Bobbie (Moe) Pendell, and Christine (Moe) Stefansen,
She is survived by her sister Mary Lynne (Moe) Becktel and her brother and sister-in law, John and Cindy Moe of Avery, Idaho; her daughter, Inger Jeannine Peters of Guthrie, Oklahoma; and her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen Sue (Peters) Scrimshire and Dale Scrimshire, of Mount Ida, Arkansas; her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jarrod and Erin Scrimshire, of Mount Ida, Arkansas, and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Raegan Scrimshire, of Mount Ida, Arkansas.
In keeping with her wishes, no formal memorial services are planned. Memorial gifts in her name are welcomed to the organization of your choosing. A few of her favorites were the Wounded Warrior Project and the ASPCA. Additionally, Arkansas Hospice, Inc. who so gently cared for her and her family in her final days would also be an appropriate choice.