- August 8, 1956 - April 9, 2016
- Iowa City, Iowa
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“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I went to high school with mary, mary wa a very happy person and gave us all lots of laughs.
1 of 44 | Posted by: cheryl evans (chaloupka) - amery, WI
“I knew Mary professionally..She was honored at the IAHCSMM Conference in San Antonio this week. Over 1000 of us had a moment of silence. She will be...Read More »
2 of 44 | Posted by: Donna McLaughlin - KNOXVILLE, TN
“Perry, Mandy, Sarah and Family,We were stunned and saddened to hear of Mary's death. I ran into her every once in a while while walking my dog and...Read More »
3 of 44 | Posted by: Nan Martin For the Martin and Myers Families - IA
“To the family of Mary Moyers...I send my deepest thoughts to you at this time of sorrow. I will dearly miss her.
4 of 44 | Posted by: Dawn Rooney - Edgar, WI - Friend
“Perry, You and your family are in my thoughts, and I wish you comfort, peace, and cherished memories, following the painful loss of your wife. With...Read More »
5 of 44 | Posted by: Hodge Carter - Iowa City, IA
“Perry and family I am sorry for your loss. I have known Mary for many years from all of us raising heck in the neighborhood. I talk to her many days...Read More »
6 of 44 | Posted by: Daniel Hayslett - Iowa City, IA
“I worked with Mary for years at UIHC. She was such an advocate for patient safety. She was known as an expert in the field and such a dear person. ...Read More »
7 of 44 | Posted by: Stephanie Holley - Coralville, IA
“As a Nurse Manager of a clinic at UIHC, I interacted often with Mary when she worked in CSS. She was so knowledgeable and always so helpful. She...Read More »
8 of 44 | Posted by: Mary Nace - Coralville, IA
“Great friends since high school. Met at our first job at Mercy Hospital. Whenever we saw each other we picked up right where we left off. Once a...Read More »
9 of 44 | Posted by: Pam Halter - Iowa City
“So sorry Perry and Family, Mary was one heck of a good person. When in grade school she was my protector, no one picked on me cause I walked home...Read More »
10 of 44 | Posted by: Deb Shaffer - Iowa City, IA
“I was so sadden to hear of Mary's passing. I am just one of many people who knew and worked with Mary at the Dental Science Building. She will be...Read More »
11 of 44 | Posted by: Johnnie Starckovich - Parnell, IA
“Mary was always such a joyful person. We're very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
12 of 44 | Posted by: Susie and Vern Griffin - IA
“Perry & Family , We were so shocked when received the call that mary had passed . Wow so young and was really enjoying those darling little...Read More »
13 of 44 | Posted by: Matt gavinGaviin - iowa city, IA
“To Mary's family. I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Mary when I worked in the operating room. I always appreciated her knowledge base and...Read More »
14 of 44 | Posted by: Anita Fagerland - Iowa City, IA
“Mary was a highly valued member of the OSAP community of infection control experts. She will be truly missed.- Therese Long
15 of 44 | Posted by: Therese Long - Atlanta, GA
“Very sorry for your loss. I am so sad to hear about Mary. Mary and I went to Horace Mann, Central Jr High and City High together. We have always...Read More »
16 of 44 | Posted by: Patty Litton - Iowa City, IA
“I was in grade school with Mary and have such fond memories of her warmth and good humor. I ran into her maybe 4-5 times since then at unexpected...Read More »
17 of 44 | Posted by: Gerhild Krapf - Iowa City, IA
“Sorry for your loss Perry will be praying for you and your family through this tough time.
18 of 44 | Posted by: Gregg Jungen - North Liberty, IA
“Mary's family, I was so very shocked and saddened to hear of Mary's passing. My sisters and I grew up with Mary, and will always remember her. Please...Read More »
19 of 44 | Posted by: angie eakes - bettendorf, IA
“To Mary's family, I worked for many years with Mary as part of the operating room staff. I was very fond of Mary shared some good memories - may she...Read More »
20 of 44 | Posted by: Helen Rittenmeyer - iowa City, IA
“Dear Perry, Sara and family,My thoughts are with you all today and I wish to extend my sympathy to you. I did not know Mary, but I am sure she will...Read More »
21 of 44 | Posted by: Deb Mills - West Branch, IA
“Mary will always be remembered as a great person and a caring friend. The years of hanging out with the gang from City High are not forgotten! My...Read More »
22 of 44 | Posted by: Marlene (Lovetinsky) Clowers - IA
“Sorry for the loss. Mary was a very good worker who did things right. She could also just be a friend and just be herself. She will be missed.
23 of 44 | Posted by: ron brus - north liberty, IA
“It was so nice working with Mary at the College of Dentistry. She played an important role here, and will be dearly missed. I wished that I could...Read More »
24 of 44 | Posted by: Carrie McKnight - North Liberty, IA
“So very sorry for you loss. Mary and I worked together many years ago and had so many good times together. She was a truly good and honest person. ...Read More »
25 of 44 | Posted by: Deb Graper Harland - Kalona, IA
“Sorry to hear this news. Condolences to her family.
26 of 44 | Posted by: G. Hagen - Iowa City, IA
“Perry and family -We are sending thoughts and prayers your way. We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Mary. The Neuzil Family
27 of 44 | Posted by: April Neuzil - Iowa City, IA
“PerrySo sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for your family.
28 of 44 | Posted by: Rick Berry - PHX, AZ
“My sincere condolences to Mary's family. I have known Mary for years thru UIHC and was shocked to hear of her passing. She will be missed not only...Read More »
29 of 44 | Posted by: Carol Blomme - Marengo, IA
“I am so sorry to hear about Mary. I enjoyed working with her so much. She was so good at her job and I learned so much from her. She was always...Read More »
30 of 44 | Posted by: Bev Folkedahl - Iowa City, IA
“Mandy and family;I am so sorry. Nothing can make this better, but know I will be here thinking of you. I hope you get through this with lots of great...Read More »
31 of 44 | Posted by: Melissa Hebert - solon, IA
“My condolences to Mary's family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. I worked with her at UIHC for many years and relyed on her...Read More »
32 of 44 | Posted by: Bonnie Wagner - Coworker
“So sorry for your loss Perry n family.. Hugs to all of you
33 of 44 | Posted by: Becky Batzkiel - Tipton, IA
“Perry and family -Sending my prayers your way. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mary.
34 of 44 | Posted by: Michele Bogs - North Liberty, IA
“Dear Perry and Family, My condolences to all of you. So many times I saw you and Mary at the Farmer's Market or saw Mary tending to her flowers in...Read More »
35 of 44 | Posted by: Mary McCarthy - Iowa City, IA
“I will always think of Mary as a very kind and funny person . I knew her growing up but got to know her better through uhic, , may god bless and...Read More »
36 of 44 | Posted by: cindy leedom - north liberty ., IA
“Mandy and family, Thinking of each of you daily and praying God comforts you at this time of need. Please know I'm here for you and will continue to...Read More »
37 of 44 | Posted by: Tracy Lechtenberg - Cedar rapids, IA
“We were shocked and so sad to see Mary's obituary in the paper. She was such a fun & friendly neighbor when all the Goosetown kids played together...Read More »
38 of 44 | Posted by: Beth, Jim, Daniel & Katie Peterson - IA
“Perry, Mandy and Sara, She was such an amazing woman. I am so sorry. Much Love,Tracy
39 of 44 | Posted by: Tracy Milder - Iowa City, IA
“Sara, Perry and the rest of the Miller family,Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.Lloyd, Tracy & Sydney
40 of 44 | Posted by: Tracy Kimber - Iowa City, IA
“Elaine & me are so sad at the passing of your mother Mary. she was a great friend and loving mother & wife. Perry & Sara, Mandy our hearts are broken...Read More »
41 of 44 | Posted by: Dean & Elaine Finley - Winthrop, ME
“Perry, I'm so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy
42 of 44 | Posted by: Cindy Tomas
“My heart was crushed when I heard of Mary's passing. Her obituary described her so well, she was such a genuine person. She worked so hard for the...Read More »
43 of 44 | Posted by: Ann Huss - Coworker
“Mary will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched. I will always remember that when I had my twins she made the hour long drive...Read More »
44 of 44 | Posted by: Leslie Bailey - Crawfordsville, IA
Mary J. Moyers, 59, proud lifelong resident of Iowa City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Funeral services will be held 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where a time of visitation will be held prior to the service, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Moyers Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be shared with her family at www.gayandciha.com.
Mary Jane Moyers was born August 8, 1956, in Iowa City, Iowa; daughter of John C. "Kippy" and Lola J. (Bymer) Moyers. She attended Central Junior High School and graduated from Iowa City High with the Class of '74. In August of 1977 she married Perry Miller in Iowa City and they proudly raised two successful daughters. She was proud to be an Iowa City native, living nearly her entire life in the Goosetown neighborhood and very much enjoyed the history surrounding the area. Mary worked for 37 years at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Central Sterilizing and currently was working at the UI College of Dentistry. She was the current President of the Central Service Association of Iowa, Inc., as well as a founding member.
When not antiquing with Perry, Mary delighted in being "Grandma" to her two grandchildren and playing with her granddogs. Mary was an incredibly proud mother and grandmother. Her stubborn nature and genuine, whole-hearted, caring personality will be remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Her family includes her husband of nearly 39 years, Perry; daughters, Mandy Ware and her husband, Kyle and Sara Miller and her significant other, Patrick Langford both of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Alayna and Kieran; and brothers, John, and Jim Moyers of Iowa City and Jeff Moyers of Las Vegas, NV.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jerry and her grand dog, Macho.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Mary's family and her services.