Marcia L. Moeller
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Marcia Lynn Moeller, 58, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, following a battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home, where she was comforted by her family and friends.
She was born April 10, 1956, in Youngstown, the daughter of Edward W. and Maxine C. Moeller.
Marcia grew up in Canfield with her parents and brother, Mark, where she graduated with honors at Canfield High School.
A cheerleader at Canfield, Marcia went on to attend Miami University in Oxford, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1978.
Following college, Marcia settled in the Chicago area and started a career in the pharmaceutical industry. Later, she relocated to Raleigh, where she first worked with Mallinckrodt and later with Glaxo, working in the clinical trials department in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
She took an early retirement from the company in 2005, but continued to use her knowledge and experience in a consulting role.
Marcia loved animals and especially her dogs, Casey and Morgan. Out of her love of animals, she would do volunteer work for the SPCA, and utilized her expertise in stress management to help calm abused and mistreated animals through Healing Touch for Animals.
She gave freely of her time and her desire to help others carried over into many charitable organizations, including volunteer work at the Flower Shuttle for Raleigh Moravian Church.
In her spare time, Marcia became interested in the game of golf. She utilized her skills in HeartMath to improve her golf game and to help others realize their golf potential. She would take trips to Kiawah Island, S.C., one of her favorite places, to enjoy the golf, nature and beaches.
Marcia attended Journeys Life Impact Community and was active in the North Raleigh Optimist Club.
She was an accomplished cook and loved to entertain family and friends with her culinary skills.
The family would like to send a special thank you to the many of Marcia's close friends who cared for her as she battled her illness, and especially her special friend and companion, Pete McIntyre of Raleigh. Also, a special thank you to Hospice of Wake County.
Marcia is survived by her mother and father, Maxine C. Moeller and Edward W. Moeller of Morrisville, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Mark E. Moeller and Kathy G. Moeller of Raleigh; nephew, Drew Moeller of Greenville, N.C.; and numerous cousins.
A small private memorial service for family and close friends will be held at the Renaissance Funeral Home in Raleigh. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made to Hospice of Wake County or the Wake County SPCA.
Arrangements entrusted to Renaissance Funeral Home of Raleigh, 919-866-1866.