Jeanie Moe, long time member of the Saint Louis natural history community, passed away last week.  Here is the information concerning her memorial service for anyone who might want to attend.
David Becher
Saint Loius

Jeannie Moe Memorial Service
Weldon Springs Interpretive Center
9:30 am, Saturday, May 16, 2015

Jeannie Ardeth (Bain) Moe passed away at the age of 58 on April 29 th in St Charles, Missouri after a brief illness and complications from cardiac surgery. She was born March 3rd 1957 in Grants Pass, Oregon to William M.L. and Grayce Iona (Richardson) Bain. She grew up in Oregon, Michigan and Arizona. She graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1975, earned her BS in Biology from Northern Arizona University (1979) and an MS in Biology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (2003).
She had worked at the Missouri Botanical Gardens (MBG), and volunteered at the Shaw Nature Reserve (MBG) and the Missouri Wildlife Rescue Center. Most recently she was working as a horticulturalist specializing in native plant demonstration gardening. She managed gardens at the Weldon Spring Site (DOE), August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area (MDC), and the Jim Ziebol Butterfly Garden (also located at the Busch Conservation Area).
Jeannie was a life member in the Webster Groves Nature Study Society (WGNSS), participating in botany walks and bird watching. She was also active with the Missouri Native Plant Society and the St. Louis Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). She was into hiking, needle point, photography, painting, sculpture with polymer clay, and quilting. She designed and created numerous quilts specializing in nature themes using the appliqué method.
She married James Raymond (Jim) Moe in St Charles on August 4 th 1984 and raised two sons, William Raymond “Willie” and James Woodrow “Woody” Moe. They still reside in St. Charles along with her cat Mickey, and dog Marshall.
She is survived by her husband Jim and sons Willie and Woody of St Charles, mother Grayce Bain, brothers George Bain (Jane Reukema), Ed Bain (Janet) all of Flagstaff, Arizona, and James Bain of Bahama, North Carolina, sisters Bonnie Bain (Fred Govedich) of Cedar City, Utah and Mary Hays (John) of Rio Rico, Arizona, nephews Jason, Wesley, John, Ed, Gilbert and Patrick and nieces Lena and Tori.
Memorial services will be held at the Weldon Spring Site, 7295 Hwy 94 South, St. Charles, MO 63304 on Saturday May 16 th at 9:30 AM, and in Flagstaff, Arizona at a later date. Contributions in Jeannie’s memory may be made to the America Heart Association, or the Webster Groves Nature Study Society in St. Louis.

Anyone who wants to express a remembrance of Jeannie at the service may do so. Any written short stories that can be read later are welcome, as are photos.

This is a casual botany group event and any neckties will be cut off by Jim Moe.

Jim has invited everyone to visit the Jim Ziebol Butterfly Garden at the Busch Memorial Conservation Area and also to take a short hike on Jeannie’s favorite trail, the Lost Valley Trail. In a quote from Jim, “We took a short hike there just the other day and she went on and on about how it was the most beautiful place in the world”.

DIRECTIONS: Weldon Springs Interpretive Center.

From the intersection of I-270 & I-64//Hwy-40,  take Highway-40//I-64  for 15+  miles west to  Hwy-94(Exit-10) (i.e., travel across the Missouri River bridge into St. Charles County; continue on Hwy-40 to Highway 94). At end of Hwy 94 Exit ramp, turn left(south/west) and travel for  2.1 miles to Weldon Spring Site entrance road on right(north) side of Hwy-94(watch for sign).

DIRECTIONS: Jim Ziebold Butterfly Garden.

From the Weldon Spring Interpretive Center turn left onto Hwy 94 and proceed 0.5 mile to the traffic light at Hwy D. Turn left on Hwy D and go 1.5 miles to the entrance of the Busch Memorial Conservation Center HQ. At the end of the entrance road turn right and go to one of the entrances of the parking lot. The Jim Ziebold Garden is on the right side of the parking lot.

DIRECTIONS: Lost Valley Trail

From the Weldon Spring Interpretive Center turn right (southwest) on Hwy 94 and go 4.2 miles to the Lost Valley trail parking lot on the right. The parking lot entrance is unsigned and is just before crossing the bridge. The lot is below road level and difficult to see.

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