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Karla Moberly

The Lord called Karla home on 6/29/16. Born April 14, 1940 in Ottumwa, Iowa, daughter of Lynden and Gladys Faris.

Beloved wife for 54 years of William Moberly of Santa Rosa, mother to Laurie (Daniel) Williams of Davis, CA and Bryan (MaryAnn) Moberly of Collierville, TN. Adored grandmother to Megan, Mitchell, Bryson and Malana. Sister to Bob Faris of Santa Barbara, CA and Richard (Judi) Faris of Medford, OR. Sister-in-law to Marion (Ben) Bender of Pioche, NV.

A graduate of University of Laverne and a life long teacher. Deeply involved in women's activities and children's programs at Presbyterian Church of the Roses, as well as several schools in the Bennett Valley School District.

Heartfelt thanks to Caroline and Dennis at Idaho Care Home for their loving care and support of Karla and the whole family over the past several months.

Services were held at the Presbyterian Church of the Roses in Santa Rosa on Friday July 8th.
A graveside service will also be held in Mount Ayr, Iowa at the Rose Hills cemetery on July 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

  • Graveside Service

    July 29, 2016
    11:00 AM

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Hwy 2 & 169
    Mount Ayr, IA

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Our love and prayers are with Bill, Laurie, Bryan, and their families during this challenging time.
We have many fond memories of our times together, and will cherish them for our lifetime.
With much love, Dave and Jan Haneline

Posted by A friend   July 07, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karla and I were lifelong friends of 56 years, having met in our Junior year at La Verne College (now the University of La Verne). We shared friendships, dating, weddings, babies, sorrows,cruises and celebrations. No matter how much time passed between visits, we were always able to start up from where we left off! Her holiday and birthday cards were filled with newsy notes written in all the empty spaces! Our last visit in early May was full of remembrances of our years as friends. I will miss her but know that I have a friend in Heaven standing right next to Jesus Himself! My love goes out to Bill, Bryan, Laurie and all the family.

Posted by Linda Patrick - Vacaville, CA   July 06, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Fond memories of Karla spanning 45 years! Joseph and I send our condolences to Bill and family from San Antonio, Texas. Love Marilyn and Joseph Waters

Posted by A friend   July 06, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karla and I met at LaVerne College in 1960, and were lifelong friends for 56 years! She was the kind of friend who, even after being apart for long stretches of time, would start up again from where we left off. Every holiday and birthday, she sent a card, complete with newsy notes written in every empty space! We cruised together to Alaska and the Panama Canal, vacations I will always treasure because of her and Bill. I have great memories of our college days, our weddings, our babies, and celebrations. I''m so glad we had a good conversation the first of May -- I will cherish that. Heaven has a wonderful angel to keep an eye on all of us. Thank God for Karla''s life and her gifts to all those who knew her.

Posted by Linda Patrick - Vacaville, CA   July 06, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM