Roger MoodyJune 27, 2017
Roger Moody, 88 of Wolfeboro, NH died Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, Lebanon, NH after a short illness. He was born June 11th, 1929 to Grover and Verna (Brown) Moody.
He attended local schools, enlisted in the US Navy and served on the USS Currituck. After serving, he attended Indiana Tech, attaining his B.S. in Civil Engineering in three years while working full time at International Harvester and raising a family.
Roger enjoyed being a construction engineer for New Hampshire DOT for forty-two years. Bridge construction was his specialty. He had a fearsome work ethic and a stubborn drive to solve problems which served him well in his career, and which he passed to his descendants.
He is survived by his wife Virginia (Haney) Moody, son Blair Moody, daughter Dawn Evans, son-in-law Lane Evans, and two grandsons, Jacob and Tyler Evans. He was predeceased by his brother Lyndon.
Roger took great interest in town affairs and was a member of the Board of Adjustment and Planning Board. He was also the chairman of Lakes Region Planning Commission.
He was a humble, private, and intelligent man who enjoyed homemade apple pie and ice cream, and a cup of strong black coffee any time, day or night. A true “Yankee” who would use things up, wear it out, make it do or do without. He could fix anything, and he and his son built a remarkable home for Blair on Moody Mountain. He loved cars and one of our favorites was the bright orange Mustang which he drove while smoking a bright orange pipe.
Roger was a quiet man with a great sense of humor. He did not talk much but when he did speak you wanted to pay attention.
A memorial service will be held Saturday July 15th, at 10:00am at the Water Village Church in Water Village, Ossipee, NH.