James Lee Moyer | Passages

HANSVILLE — Jim was born July 9, 1934 in Portland, Ore., to Lee and Carmen Moyer, the oldest of three sons.

He died Aug. 13 at the age of 78.

He grew up in West Seattle and Vashon Island and attended Seattle Preparatory School and the University of Washington. From 1953-56, he served in the Coast Guard. He met and married the love of his life, Mette Brandal, in 1956.

In 1958, Jim started his career with the Washington State Ferries and worked his way from seaman to first mate, retiring in 1988.

An avid hunter and fisherman, he enjoyed the outdoors to the fullest. Jim loved to travel with his wife to Alaska and British Columbia by boat or RV and was noted for several trophy catches.

Jim is survived by his wife, Mette, of Hansville; daughters, Liz Bankhead  of Hansville, and Pam Moyer (Rick Rawlings) of Olympia; sons, Chris Moyer of Hansville, and Bill Moyer (Nan) of Boise, Idaho; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

— Family of James Lee Moyer


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates