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Obituary: Moeckel, Pauline R.

MOECKEL, Pauline R. (Age 91) Pauline was born to Albert and Ella Reiha on January 28, 1924, and passed away on March 27, 2015, in Spokane.

Pauline spent her childhood years in Edwall, WA, living on the family wheat and cattle ranch with her two older brothers, Neal and Clair (Pinky).

She drove wheat truck at an early age and helped her mother cook for large harvest crews.

Following graduation from Sprague High School, she attended Washington State College in Pullman.

Pauline married Wilfred “Bill” Moeckel in Salina, Kansas, on February 27, 1944.

As he left for World War II, she returned to Spokane to work and wait for his return.

Bill and Pauline welcomed two daughters, Paula and Audrey, shortly thereafter.

Pauline enjoyed her long career with the Spokane School District working as an elementary school secretary and later as a personnel manager in the District office.

Bill and Pauline enjoyed golfing, traveling, spending time at their winter home in Peoria, AZ, and remodeling a lake cabin at Sacheen Lake.

They were married 69 years at the time of Bill’s passing in November 2013.

Pauline was never idle.

She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, sewing, making porcelain dolls, playing pinochle, working on the computer, and socializing with friends and family.

Pauline is survived by her daughter, Audrey, and son-in-law, Steve Frisch, Spokane.

Daughter Paula Johnson preceded her death in 2006.

She also has one niece and nephew, Kathi Reiha, Las Vegas, and Jim Reiha, Spokane Valley.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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