Sherbourne Lee “Sherb” Moody


Sherbourne Lee “Sherb” Moody, a lifetime Humptulips, Washington area resident, was born on April 15, 1928, in Aberdeen, Washington to Charles H. and Zola Mariah (Cummings) Moody. He died on August 27, 2013, at his home.

“Sherb” was raised on the family farm on Moody Road on the banks of the Humptulips River at Humptulips, Washington. He attended school at Humptulips and Quinault. He was a student body president at Quinault, graduated from Quinault High School and later was a chairman of the Quinault School Board.

Sherboune Lee Moody was married to Eva Louise Hockinson on January 25, 1948, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Aberdeen. The couple resided on the Moody Ranch until they moved to the current family home where Eva Louise was raised.

He was employed at the Aloha Lumber Company at Aloha, “Sherb” was the head log grader at the mill. He had traveled to Western Alaska where he was involved in road building. As a young man, he was also a timber faller, this including thirteen foot diameter and smaller cedar trees. Following his main retirement he was a maintenance man for the Iron Springs Resort, near Pacific Beach. There he cleared the land and build resort tourist housing. He also operated his own tree cutting business along the ocean beach area.

Sherb was an avid fisherman and hunter and had bagged his last elk in 2002.

He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Aberdeen. He was a giving man, being there for his friends and neighbors whenever they needed any kind of help.

The couple will long remember the 50th wedding anniversary gift from their kids, a trip to Hawaii. They mainly traveled about the Pacific Northwest.

Sherb enjoyed wood working, not just chopping wood, but carpentry to include building five homes, even the current family home.

Sherb is survived by five sons, Merle, David and Robert of Hoquiam, Charles of Vancouver and John of Hoquiam; three daughters, Carolyn Johnson and Eva Marie Willis of Hoquiam and Katherine Grendahl of Vancouver; fifteen grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eva (just 4 days ago); a daughter, Susan Moody died in 1964 and brother, Byron L. Moody. died in 2011.

Visitation will be at the Coleman Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

A graveside service for Eva and Sherb will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Humptulips Cemetery.

Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the on-line register at www.colemanmortuary.net.