Janet Oakley Moberly
At her request, no services will be held for Bishop resident Janet O. Moberly.
Born March 21, 1921 in Seattle, Wash to the late Alexander G. and Mary Elizabeth Oakley, Janet passed away Jan. 2, 2012 at Sterling Heights assisted living center following a courageous fight against a long illness.
When she was young, she and her four sisters attended Mills College in Oakland and graduated from Mills with the class of 1941 as a music major and returned to obtain her teaching credential. As an accomplished violinist she played in many symphony orchestras.
On Sept. 18, 1942, Janet was united in marriage in Corvalis, Ore. to Harrold E. Moberly, a second lieutenant with the 104th Infantry Division out of Camp Adair, Ore. Hal later applied for duty with the Army Air Corps where he became a pilot of the B-25 Mitchell, the A-20 Havoc, the A-26 Invader and the C-47 in the Pacific Theatre with the Third Attack Group, 90th Squadron. After the war, Janet and Hal moved to Ventura where Hal became a traffic officer with the California Highway Patrol. Janet raised two children, a son and a daughter, and also played in the Ventura County Symphony Orchestra. After Hal retired, they moved from Ventura to Bishop in 1987, and have lived here ever since. She also played with the symphony while in Bishop.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harrold Moberly; her mother, Mary Elizabeth Oakley; her father, Alexander Garnet Oakley; her sister, Elizabeth Oakley MacMillan; her brother, Alexander Garnet Oakley, Jr.; her sister, Margaret Oakley Mattis; and her sister, Dorothy Oakley Starck.
She is survived by her two children, Glenn Moberly of Bishop and Linda Demaree of Ocean Springs, Miss.; four grandsons, Richard Moberly of Crowley Lake, Michael Moberly of Windsor, Calif., Stephen Darnell of Moss Point, Miss. and Robert Darnell of Centennial, Colo., and their precious wives; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospitals or Burn Center, or to a charity of one’s choice.