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RALPH L. MOOERS
EXETER - Ralph L. Mooers, 89, died December 20, 2001 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital after a long illness. He was born July 29, 1912 at Amity, the son of Miles Ludlow and Susan Idella (Esterbrook) Mooers. He worked as a blacksmith for 25 years and also in the woods. He later worked at various farms and woolen mills, retiring from Eastland Woolen Mill in 1976. He was an avid gardener and storyteller.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Arlene (Curtis) Mooers of Exeter; 5 sons, Ralph and his wife, Eloise Mooers, Rodney and his wife, Stacy Mooers all of Exeter, Roger Mooers and his fiancée, Anita Webber of Garland, Willis Mooers of NY, and Harry and his wife, Ruby Mooers of CT; 5 daughters, Brenda and her husband, William (Buster) Sanborn of Corinna, Phyllis and her husband, Jim Lawler of Harmony, Marion and her husband, Stanley White of Dexter, Avis and her husband, Joe LeClair of FL, Diana and her husband, Gene Temple of Detroit; 8 special grandchildren, Peter Mooers of Exeter, Brian and his wife, Michelle Mooers of Dover-Foxcroft, Timothy Mooers and his fiancee, Jami Schwab of Corinna, Rhoda and her husband, William Underhill of Stetson, Rodney and his wife Sabrina Mooers, Jr. of TX, William Sanborn, Jr. of Corinna, Amy and her husband, Kevin Ronco of Dexter and Steven Batchelder of Exeter; and 8 special great grandchildren, Amanda Mooers of Monson, Leah and Emily Mooers of Dover-Foxcroft, Joshua and Tony Underhill of Stetson, Christopher Wiers of Stetson, Ashley Sanborn of Augusta and Devin Ronco of Dexter; one sister, Susan Worster of Corinna; many more grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Gallison and a son, Miles Mooers; 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

Friends may call 6 to 9 P.M. Friday at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna where funeral services will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, December 22nd, with the Rev. Dr. Ted Smith officiating. Spring burial will be in the Corinna Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

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