In loving memory of Rolfe A. Moe: 1937-2024


Rolfe Alex Moe was born on June 29, 1937, in Aberdeen, Washington, to Fredrick H. and Edna (McMaster) Moe, of Oakville, Washington, the third of seven children. 

Rolfe grew up on the family farm in Oakville, graduating from Oakville High School in 1955. After high school, he graduated from the Washington State Patrol Academy, serving as a radio operator in Bremerton and later as a weigh station officer in the Raymond area.

Rolfe met Myrna Morey in 1957 and they were married on April 25, 1958. Together for over 64 years, he was devastated by Myrna’s passing in 2022.

In the early 1960s, Rolfe switched careers, and became a logger, working off and on for his brother’s company, Fred B. Moe Logging, and having his own log truck. Most of his logging days were “up north” in the Clearwater and Neilton areas. The last 15 years or so before his retirement was spent running the truck shop for the Fred B. Moe Logging company in Centralia.

During the 1970s, Rolfe and Myrna were members of the Trail Jockey's Jeep Club in Aberdeen. Rolfe had the distinction of earning the “Roll Over” trophy — twice. In 2000, he and Myrna built a home on 10 acres outside of Montesano near Brady. He enjoyed puttering around his property and his hobbies. There, he would fly radio-controlled airplanes (that had 6-foot wing spans) and run radio-controlled cars. He and Myrna also created a huge HO scale train room together (with a lot of help from their son Jim). Rolfe would build the tracks and Myrna put her artistic talents to use by creating all the towns, painting the scenery and mountains.

Rolfe passed away peacefully on May 17, 2024, in Olympia. He is survived by his three children, Debbie Gowan, of Elma, Jim B. Moe (Debbie), of Montesano, and Dean Moe (Jeni), of Port Orchard; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sonya Roderick, of Issaquah, and Kristie (Ed) Danzer, of Tenino; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna; parents, Fred and Edna Moe; brothers, Fred B. Moe and his wife Joylene, Eric Moe and John Moe; sister, Edlyn Land; and son-in-law, Dale Gowan.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer an honorarium in Rolfe’s memory to Grays Harbor Fire District No. 2, 6317 Olympic Highway, Aberdeen, Washington, 98520. 

Graveside service for Rolfe and Myrna will be at 11 a.m. June 22, 2024, at the Masonic Cemetery in Elma (across from Elma Elementary School) followed by a joint celebration of life and luncheon at the Sharon Grange in Porter.

The funeral is under the direction of the Neptune Society.