Kathryn Marie (Ramsey, Gould) Moyer - 78, of New Hampton, NH, passed away after a lengthy illness. She was fortunate to have the love and presence of several family members and friends at her bedside throughout her last several months. During that time, she maintained her sense of humor and good nature. Her caregivers would always comment about her sweetness.
Kathy grew up in Lincoln, NH, the youngest of 6 born to Catherine (Ayer) and Floyd Ramsey. As a young woman she excelled at sports, especially basketball. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and married Douglas Gould in 1963. They had 2 daughters, Gina and Melissa. After Kathy and Doug parted ways, she was a single Mom working at International Packings Corporation in Bristol to support her family.
She and Robert Moyer married in May of 1983. Together, they spent many days fishing on the Pemi River and Spectacle Pond. Kathy enjoyed playing tennis and could cut a rug with the best of them. She absolutely loved to dance and was the first on the dance floor at parties and gatherings.
Kathy was honored to be inducted into the Linwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012, 52 years after her graduation. As a Mom, her love of sports continued, but now as a spectator. She never missed her daughters’ athletic events and you could see her arriving in her 1966 yellow Ford Mustang with “Mork” on her license plate, displaying her admiration of Robin Williams. Their friends and teammates meant a lot to Kathy, and she cheered them on as if they were her own.
Her homebody spirit thrived observing nature and all animals, especially the birds in her own yard. Lifting gigantic bags of sunflower seeds was part of her fitness plan. The cats and dogs lucky enough to be in her care over the years all lived long lives and grew blissfully plump from lots of table scraps and bowls of cream. Her pets weren’t the only ones to get generous portions - she passed along her sincere love of butter to her children and grandchildren!
Kathy lived a consistently kind life and was always ready to have a witty exchange with any willing participant. She was a wonderful Grammy and she relished giving thoughtful gifts to her family members, particularly to her grandchildren Kayla and Max.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert Moyer, her daughter Gina and husband Greg Wagner and their daughter Kayla Wagner, her daughter Melissa and husband Michael George and their children Maxwell Byrd, Sara French and Collin George.
Kathy’s siblings surviving her are sisters Patricia Bennett and her husband Daniel, Frances Fowler, Elizabeth Dauphine and her husband Clifton, and a brother William Ramsey. Her eldest brother Floyd Ramsey predeceased her in 2019.
She is also survived by Robert’s daughters, Alyssa and her husband Cliff Bertrand, Chanda Moyer and her son, Anderson, her brother-in-law Skip Moyer and his wife Julie, sister-in-law Kerry and her husband Gary Russell. She will be missed by many special nieces and nephews, as well as her lifelong dear friend Phyllis Keysar Evans.
A remembrance gathering will be planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation in her name to:
NH Audubon, Attn: Development, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301 or give via their website. The funds will benefit the Newfound Audubon Center.
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