Sherry Tesso Moch

11/08/1946 - 12/09/2023


Sherry passed away peacefully in her home at Kala Point, PT after battling many health issues including cancer, renal failure, and cardiac complications. She was surrounded by family and friends, and supported by JHC Hospice workers, and her wonderful Kala Pt neighbors. Thank you again for all the loving support.

Sherry grew up in Tacoma, attended Franklin Pierce HS, studied at the University of Puget Sound, and later worked as a telephone operator and long distance operator at MARS (Viet Nam communication system) until 1967.

She met Gerald Moch in 1965, a few months before he enlisted in the Marine Corps. When he returned from his tour in Viet Nam, they were married on 11/3/1967 in Winterhaven, Ca.  They adopted their son, Jacob Daniel Moch in 1976 and two years later, adopted their daughter, Michelle Lynn Moch in 1978. They stayed in Ca. to raise their family in Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and then San Marcos. Sherry was employed and retired from the San Dieguito Union High School in Encinita, Ca. from 1/1987 to 6/2004. She was the Supervisor of the school bus yard at the time of her retirement.

Although, Sherry and Jerry divorced in 1994, they remained friends throughout the years and worked together to raise and support their children and eventually, were both very involved with their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After retirement, Sherry moved to Port Townsend where she was employed by a real estate company and Jefferson Mental Health for some years. She had a home built in Kala Point where she enjoyed cultivating her beautiful garden and yard, reading, doing various crafts, and playing with her beloved cats. For about 20yrs, she was an active and involved officer in our local Elks Lodge where she made wonderful new friends and enjoyed her membership fully. She loved family time, holidays and  special events with her nieces and nephews and was thankful for being a part of their lives as "Aunt Sherry".

Sherry was preceded in death by her mother, Merna Tesso, her father, James Tesso and her only brother, Jim Tesso. She is survived by her children, Jacob Moch (Ella), daughter Michelle Horner, ex-husband Jerry Moch (Linda), grandchildren Adrian, Evan, Ayden, and Addison and great grandchildren,  Connor and Kayden (twins) and little Jaxon. Her nephew, Jason Tesso, sister in law, Sheryl Moch Coyote and her children, Tobias Kilham (Amy), Robin LaDue and Leandra Teal Coyote, Sister in law, Norma Moch Osten (Ron) and her children, Mary Jane Shroyer (Mark), Sarah Nather, and Garrett Osten. Plus, great nieces and nephews, Briel, Taylor, James, Everly, Emri, Hayzen, Tyler, Madison, McKinley, Sophia, Lucas and Jordan. (Cat, Jezebel).

Sherry did not want a memorial service but instead, a celebration of her life with food and drink with family and friends as her way of saying Thank you to all who were a part of making her life special. This will take place on June 1st from 4 to 7pm at the PT Elks club. She wanted it catered by God Bless Foods, so we will need those planning to attend to RSVP by text message to (360)821-8266. Please come, eat, drink and celebrate her life with us.