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Louise Moe

June 23, 1923 — March 21, 2015

MOE, Louise Hall,  Louise passed peacefully into eternal life March 21, 2015 in Lancaster, Calif. with her family at her side.  She was born on the Hall family ranch on June 23, 1923 in Adams, Oregon to James Hall and Edith Towatoy Hall.  Her parents were American Indian, with her father being Cayuse and her mother Nez Perce.  Her grandparents were William and Catherine Hall and Chief Towatoy.  She was proud to be documented in progeny on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla as the direct descendant from the elder Chief Joseph and distant cousin to the young Chief Joseph.  As a child she spoke only Nez Perce until she began to attend school at age nine.  As a child and when visiting in later years, she attended Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church near Pendleton, Oregon, which is on land donated to the church by her grandfather.  After graduating from high school in Pendleton, she was recruited to Los Angeles, Calif. to become a “Rosie the Riveter.”  She married Darwin Moe in 1947 and they were married almost fifty years.  In 1957 they moved to Pearblossom when Darwin began working for the Lockheed Aircraft Company. She was happiest when she was with family and friends and raising eight children.  She embraced her American Indian heritage by being involved with the Antelope Valley American Indian League where she originated the Indian Sioux Burgers sold since the 1960’s.  Her daughters continue to sell Sioux Burgers every year at the Pearblossom Duck Races.  She also enjoyed traveling annually to return to the Umatilla Reservation for the Pow Wow and to visit with relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband Darwin, son, Richard Glenn, and parents, brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her children, and their spouses, Sandra Robinson, Darwin “Buz” and Sharlote Moe, Pat and Carol Fagan, Tony and Pam Howell, Jerry Moe, Debra Dickinson, and Edwin and Chris Moe.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, all in California.  Visitation will be held from 4pm to 8pm, Thursday, March 26, at Chapel of the Valley Mortuary.  Graveside services will be held at 11am, Friday, March 27, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park.  Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2:30pm, Saturday, March 28 at St. Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Antelope Valley College Foundation for a memorial bench or to St. Andrew’s Mission in Pendleton, Oregon.  You may sign the condolence page at .  Chapel of the Valley Mortuary Palmdale Directors.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of the Valley Mortuary

97 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678

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