William "Dave" Moyer

November 15, 1946 - July 7, 2023


Last updated 7/18/2023 at 10:44am

William "Dave" Moyer, 76, of Sisters passed away on July 7, 2023. Born November 15, 1946 in Gooding, Idaho to his parents Samuel and Geneva Moyer.

He lived with his family in Shoshone, Idaho until 1955 when they moved to Powell Butte, Oregon. He graduated from Crook County High School in 1965. While attending high school he was actively involved in 4-H and mentored others. He worked at the local feed store while attending Central Oregon Community College, where he received his degree in forestry. Dave married Donna Jean Kimm on December 22, 1967.

In 1971, he moved to the community of Sisters. Dave began his career with the United States Forest Service in Sisters, where he worked until he retired in 2011. After retirement, he continued to work for them during fire seasons until his passing. He was a volunteer with the Sisters Fire Department since 1972, served on the Sisters City Council, was Mayor of Sisters in the 1990s, a member of the Sisters Planning Commission, Sisters Budget Committee, and chairman of the Urban Forestry Board.

Dave partnered with his wife, Donna, in being a part of the Sisters parent-teacher club, Sisters Starry Nights, hosting buses for the Sisters Quilt Show, ticket takers for the Sisters High School athletic events and tutoring and mentoring children.

Dave loved to spend his time hunting, fishing, caring for his beloved flowers (pansies were his favorite), playing cards, and helping others fix things when needed. He was known for being kind, lending a helping hand when needed, homemade jerky, his display of Christmas lights each year and his peanut brittle.

Dave is survived by his wife Donna Moyer of Sisters. Children David and Amber Moyer of Sisters; their children/grandchildren: Nate, Holly, Gavin, Brodie; Travis Moyer of Sisters and his son Justin Moyer; Korina and Nathan Weigand of Auburn, Washington and their children Evan and Madi, and granddaughter Josylnn Moyer, daughter of Jeremy Moyer. Brothers: Gene Moyer, Ken Moyer, John Moyer and Jerry Moyer. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Geneva Moyer, his son Jeremy Moyer, and brother Dale Moyer.

Community Celebration of Life on July 22 at 11 a.m. at the Sisters High School.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire & Ambulance Association: PO Box 1509, Sisters, OR 97759 or Wildland Firefighter Association, http://www.wffoundation.org.


Reader Comments(1)

RobShort writes:

I was one of the many kids positively impacted by the guidance, mentorship and love from the Moyer family. As a teen with difficult life circumstances, Dave and Donna happily opened their hearts and home to me. Dave was a man of integrity and honor, the likes of which I can only aspire to be.


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