Grace Moyer

Grace Moyer

11/11/1925 – 4/27/2019

Grace Adelle Moyer (Wright), born Nov. 11, 1925, passed away on April 27, 2019. She is survived by her brother, Richard Wright; her son, John Moyer; granddaughters, Jesse DeSanti, Trisha Chamberlain and Tammy Cherry; and great grandchildren, Luke Joles, Enzo DeSanti, Sauvie Grace DeSanti, Khloe Chamberlain and Emily Cherry.

Grace Moyer was born in Colorado and moved with her mother, brother and sister to West Hollywood during the Great Depression. She met her life partner, John Moyer, at West Hollywood High School. The two married, and after WWII, moved to Santa Barbara County, eventually settling in Carpinteria in the early ‘50s where they owned Moyer’s Chevron Service Station on the corner of Linden and Carpinteria avenues.

Grace could be found feeding children in the cafeteria at Canalino Elementary School, or shelving books at the Carpinteria Library, where she eventually became the head librarian, serving for over 30 years. Generations of Carpinteria school children sat in on her summer reading club and story time. When she retired, she continued shelving books as a volunteer for many more years. People remember Grace for her kind words, her loving presence, and especially her generosity.

Later in life, Grace joined her good friend Nedra Bianchine at Summerland Presbyterian Church and continued to attend after Nedra’s passing. She was never deterred from her generous nature, becoming a constant in the church kitchen, which was aptly named Grace’s Kitchen as a show of appreciation from her fellow parishioners. A celebration of Grace’s life will be held on May 14, at 4 p.m. at Grace’s Kitchen, Summerland Presbyterian Church, 2400 Lillie Ave., Summerland, California.      

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