Elsie Anne Moriarty was born on January 17, 1922 to Ella and Eiler Werge in Elsinore, Denmark and was the oldest of three sisters. Her family emigrated to the United States thru Ellis Island on October 23, 1923,
arriving on the steamship USS United States. They
settled in Schenectady, NY.
Elsie attended Cleveland College in Ohio and moved to Westlake, CA in 1967, where she met and married Vince Moriarty… followed by 40 years of happiness.
They moved to Birch Bay in 1989 and built their dream home overlooking the San Juan Islands.
She is survived by her two sons, Leo Murray (Hong Kong) and Carl Murray (Everett); granddaughters: Jordon Murray (Ohio) and Ashley Sturdevant (Olympia), plus three wonderful great grandsons, Caden, Teagan and Tanner; step sons Michael Moriarty (California) and Christopher Sean Moriarty (California) and step-daughter Maureen Moriarty (California), and two step-grandchildren,
Christopher and Katie.
Elsie was a member of the Channel Islands Yacht Club, the Birch Bay Village Yacht Club, enjoyed playing bridge with her close friends, golf with her sons and visiting/entertaining with her Birch Bay neighbors.
A Memorial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church in Blaine at 10 a.m.
Thursday, April 16. In lieu of flowers, please support Whatcom County
Hospice. Arrangements by Whatcom Cremation & Funeral, 360/734-7073,