Harold Moe died peacefully on June 28, 2019 in Sherwood, Oregon at the age of 81. Harold is survived by his wife, Marianne Moe; children, Lori Burgener, Tracy Mahoney, and Nicole Menchaca; grandchildren, Malory Rosenkoetter, Jarred Mahoney, Rebekah Caldwell, Sam Burgener, and Jesse Menchaca; great-grandchildren, Lonnie & Eleanor Mahoney, and Oliver Caldwell; siblings, Stanley Moe, Richard Moe, Marion Eidsmoe and Sylvia Sawyer. He is preceded in death by siblings; Charles Moe, Duaine Moe, John Moe and great-granddaughter Mya Rosenkoetter.
Harold was born on October 27, 1937 in Beltrami, Minnesota to Hans and Alice Moe. He graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture in 1957. Shortly after graduating, he moved to Washington and began working as a home framer. Eventually he began Harold Moe Construction, where he built hundreds of homes throughout Seattle and Port Ludlow, Washington.
In 1979, Harold and his wife Marianne moved to Port Ludlow, Washington. Harold was a well-respected builder in Jefferson County, having built homes and developments ranging from affordable homes to high-end custom homes.
Anyone who knew Harold understood the depth of his kindness and loyalty. Incredibly hard-working, he would feel guilty of laziness when “all” he accomplished on a Sunday was mow three acres of land. He was able to figure out any project, with just a few scribbled drawings on a piece of paper, and it always turned out great. Harold could strike up a conversation with anyone. Whether it was someone he met on the ferry or someone he picked up on the roadside with a gas can, he often came home and told his family about the new people he’d met. He loved nothing more than his family. Whether it was family gatherings, or just listening to his wife and daughters chatter, or playing with his grandchildren, nothing made him happier. He was incredibly devoted to his family and taught them the importance of this bond. Harold has made an impact on many lives and will leave a void in our hearts forever.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, August 31 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM at the Port Ludlow Beach Club, 121 Marina View Drive, Port Ludlow, WA 98365. All are welcome to stop by and celebrate Harold’s life.