Annalee Moyer
  • 37 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 26, 1981
  • Place of birth:
    Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 3, 2018
  • Place of passing:
    Portland, Oregon, United States
Let the memory of Annalee be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Annalee Moyer, 37, born on January 26, 1981 and passed away on February 3, 2018. We will remember her forever.

Annalee was born in Cottonwood, Arizona, the only daughter of Phillip & Marciana Moyer.  She was a loving soul to family and friends, strangers and stray animals. Her dog, "Faithy" was an adored special friend. The sudden loss of this most beautiful person is truely unfathonable for those of us fortunate enough to have known her.

Annalee grew up in nearby Cornville along its Oak Creek waters which fed cottonwood trees and a boundaful garden at her home on Pear Tree Ln. She was dedicated by her parents to Jesus Christ as a baby and later as a teenager she chose to be Baptized in the waters of Oak Creek. She was blessed with surrogate siblings - Josh and Rachel Sutter, who lived next door. The threesom loved the out-of-doors and shared a childhood of fond memories. Every game and western adventure they could dream up was all encompassed around a big pile of dirt and rocks. From her mother, Annalee learned to swim at age 2 and to love and enjoy a lifetime of reading.  Annalee was the most beautiful person inside and out. Her passions and interests where wide. In her later life she just wanted to help the disadvantaged and was always giving her money to the homeless and needy people she ran into every day. She was a thrill seeker and speed fanatic thanks mainly to her father. She took her first solo flight on an airplane to Calif. to visit her Grams when she was only five years old. Growing up was spent doing all the things she loved like fishing, boating, swimming in Oak Creek, sports, gardening, reading books and swinging from the old cottonwood tree over the irrigation ditch at their home. Her family held a tight bond and they loved spending time together. They  also spent many summer vacations in San Carlos Mexico visiting Marciana’s mother Kathryn Haynes and Grampa Gene who was an artist. While there, Annalee developed an empathy and appreciation for the Mexican people, their culture and language. Annalee was a daddy’s girl, through and through, and she and her father relished their special times together. She always said she and her dad were like “two peas in a pod”. Written in her last birthday card to him, she said "she was a little weird” and thanked him for that attribute.  He flew with her to Barcelona Spain where she was to be a nanny for one year. As he tells the story: “ I went around the world in 7 days just to make sure there were (real) people over there and I’d know she was safe. For Phillip and Marciana,  Annalee was the “why” in their lives. They had many wonderful vacations to the White Mountains, Lake Powell camping, Lee’s Ferry fishing and road trips to California to visit Annalee’s Great Grams Anna Christian, and her Grandmother Eleanore Moyer at Eleanor’s Lone Palm Ranch in Lake Elsinore. One late afternoon dad and daughter decided to go snake hunting in the arid hills surrounding the ranch. Coming back disappointed and empty handed to the cabin about dark, they looked down and in the front yard just lying on the ground in front of them was a beautiful 3 ft. long rosy boa. She named it Rosy. Annalee loved spending time with her grandmother M’Kathryn in Clarkdale making cookies and having tea parties, and getting painting lessons from grandpa Gene. She treasured attending 4th of July pick nicks and Thanks Giving dinners, and catching up with her cousins - family and friends at her Aunt Faye and Uncle Sonny’s house in Askfork. As a three year old, Annalee rode her first horse and by fourteen she was competing and winning dressage events on Shere Kahn, her own 16 hand English jumper. She worked as a teenager as a caregiver, waitress and horse wrangler at El Rojo Grande Ranch in Sedona. After graduation from Mingus Union H.S. in Cottonwood, she entered the University of Arizona in Tucson. She graduated in three years with a BA degree in International Business and Spanish. As part of her college experience she worked as an Intern at K2 Corporation, the winter sports equipment manufacturer near Seattle, Washington.  Following college, Annalee traveled in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. She spent a year as an au pair with a professional family Barcelona. Here she was able to learn Catalan in addition to gaining fluency in Spanish. Her attatchemnent to Spain we attribute to her mother's Basque heritage. Home after Spain for Annalee was Portland, Oregon where she lived and worked in the food industry for more than a decade at the following; (in order) Seattle Tennis Club, The University Club of Portland, SSP America/Laurelwood, Papa Hayden and for her last three years at Verde Cocina. In her spare time she loved walking her doggie Faith, doing yoga, cooking, reading and writing (she wanted to be a published writer). She loved a good massage when she could afford it. She also enjoyed hiking, snowboarding, fishing and camping with her boyfriend Nick Sabo. Nick said when they where at the top of the snowy slopes of Mt. Hood she’d always say “catch me if you can” - then jumped out first. He said she was really good at snowboarding. Over the last year Annalee was working with her Dad on a writing project and they’d recently traveled to L.A. for a consultants review of the project. During that trip they also squeezed in an overnight tuna fishing voyage out of Newport Beach to San Clementi Island where they caught a nice yellowtail. While visiting home last summer the duo made a quick trip to Lake Powell. There, to both of their delight, an adventure ensued: the boat broke down about a ½ mile from the launch ramp. With the wind in their favor, Annalee laughed with delight(and made a little phone video) as Dad paddled them back to the landing. The next day they relished swimming in the crystal clear water off the free beach by the dam. Just soaking up the sun on the warm sandstone cliffs. Her Dad said she’d floated way out that day - too far from shore - and he yelled and waved her back in. He said to her after words “if anything would’ve happen to you out there I couldn’t have saved you”. She laughed and said she could hear the fear in his voice and swam right back from the deep waters.

 The void created by Annalee's early departure from this life will never be filled by those who love her. We pray to God, ask for help to endure this tragedy, and know in our hearts that she is at Peace in Heaven. We wish we could have saved YOU".

We love you always to beyond the moon and back. Dad & Mom 



Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Matt Berretta on 18th March 2018

"Such a generous and friendly person, I knew her from a big group of friends. She once took the time to tell me about her time in Spain. She said that it was an adventure, a beautiful country, and that she was taking the trains and swimming in the open ocean and everything else she could do to experience it before she returned. She valued the people she knew and treated everyone very well. She was always interested in having a conversation, and she would debate you if she had a different opinion. I remember she once took all of her friends who were in the neighborhood out to dinner and it must have cost her all the wages she'd made that week. She wouldn't allow anyone to contribute. This sort of thing was normal for her."

This tribute was added by Cindy Sabo on 11th March 2018

"So sorry for the loss of your daughter. She was a wonderful person and lit up the lives of everyone she knew. We are Nicks parents and loved your daughter. We enjoyed our last visit with Nick and Annalee this summer. She had such a wonderful outlook on life. She will be missed. Annalee will always be in our hearts.  Love Cindy and Jay"

This tribute was added by C & K Bredell on 7th March 2018

"We cannot comprehend why our dear friends should suffer such an unexpected and heartbreaking loss. No parent should have to lose a child, but your loving memorial leaves no doubt that while Annalee’s time on this earth was far too short, it was unimaginably rich in adventure and full of love. Bless you for sharing. You are in our prayers always now and forever. May God give you peace and strength and understanding in the days to come. All our love, Kay & Cheryl"

This tribute was added by S Johnson on 5th March 2018

""Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the Memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." John 5:28, 29"

This tribute was added by Terri Clements on 4th March 2018

"Phil and Marciana,

We are so sorry for your loss.  Terri and Donna"

This tribute was added by KEVIN LOVING on 28th February 2018

"Annalee- May you lead the Angels in dance and merriment. You will always be missed."

This tribute was added by Linda Morris on 28th February 2018

"Thank you Phillip and Marci for sharing so many wonderful highlights of Annalee's life and adventures. The photos are amazing and wonderful tributes written for her.  She grew up surrounded by love and lived her life to the fullest. I always loved it when she called Marci at the office and I answered first....this was before all of us had cell phones.
We keep you both in our thoughts and prayers hoping it gives you comfort in this time of your grief. Her memories are forever in your hearts.
With our deepest sympathy, Linda & Ray"

This tribute was added by ralph pratt on 28th February 2018

"Dear Phil and Marcie:  We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter.  We are thinking of you during this difficult time
Pam and Ralph"

This tribute was added by Sherri Kleen on 28th February 2018

"May I first say I am so so very sorry for your loss. I don’t know you and sadly never had the blessing of knowing your beautiful Angel. I was compelled to send you a strangers love & compassion. I’m a mom of 4 kids & my heart breaks for you both. I will not insult you by saying I  know how you feel, because I don’t, one can only imagine. I will simply say I will pray steadfast that you and your family will be blessed with strength, easing of your pain, comfort in the dark & serenity. God be with you."

This tribute was added by Rita Joseph on 27th February 2018

"Dear Phil & Marci,   We extend our deepest sympathy to you in the
heartfelt loss of your sweet Annalee.  May God comfort and heal your
aching hearts.  Please know we are thinking of you and care about
you so very much.  Lovingly sent,  Dr. Jim & Rita Joseph  2/27/18"

This tribute was added by Laura Mineer on 27th February 2018

"I'm very sad to hear of Annalee's passing!  She was a beautiful light in the world.  May her memories continue to shine for you always!
With love, Laura Mineer (6th grade teacher of Annalee)"

This tribute was added by Julia Takahashi on 26th February 2018

"I didn’t know Annalee or your family but wanted to share some words of encouragement.  It’s never easy to lose our loved loved ones.  We can take comfort in knowing that God promises in Revelation 21:3,4 that He will wipe out every tear from people’s eyes and eliminate death and pain.  Until then — deep sympathy—- Julia"

This tribute was added by Donna Knipschild on 25th February 2018

"•Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss, I know she will be missed so very much.  Know that I'm thinking of both of you during this time. With sincere sympathy.  Donna Knipschild"

This tribute was added by Shanna Nieffenegger on 23rd February 2018

"Annalee was one of my very first friends when I moved to Portland. She  was one of the first people I told that I was pregnant and was by my side through my pregnancy coming to almost all my doctors appointments.She was there with me when my daughter Ella was born. She was Ella's Godmother and loved Ella soo much and Ella loved Annalee. It was this very special bond the two them had. She would let Ella put on all of her jewelry and carry her around like she was her own. Annalee was this amazing friend who had many "sister." She will always and forever hold a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Andria Bixby on 23rd February 2018

"Annalee was one of a kind- always and forever. Always in my heart. Sending love to her parents and those close to her. She will be missed more than words can express."

This tribute was added by Casey Perez on 23rd February 2018

"You are a shining example of what a pure light of a human being is your laughter is infectious your smile is warm and inviting you are the epitome of what we should all inspire to be you will forever be missed and loved by those lucky enough to have been blessed to have been a part of your story every time I dance I will always remember how so very kind you were to me  EXTRA BIG BEAR HUGS to you our little Anna Lee Lee....much love and prayers for your family in this moment of loss.. Casey"

This tribute was added by Barbara Escalante on 23rd February 2018

"Annalee meant so much to us during our years as a family in AZ. She is such a sweet, caring soul. You are in our families thoughts and prayers as your broken hearts heal Phil & Marcie. Love, Ed & Barb"

This tribute was added by Rhonda Gonzalez on 23rd February 2018

"I had the pleasure of having Annalee in first grade! I am devastated! Such a beautiful girl! My thoughts are with you Phil and Marcianna! I can't imagine the world without her, and I'm sure you can't either!"

This tribute was added by Cris Ballard on 23rd February 2018

"Phil and Marci I wish I could take the pain away that you are feeling!
We all loved Annalee here at CB as we do all of "our" kids. My hope is that you can find some peace in the many wonderful memories you all shared together. She is a precious girl who always had a smile and loved you both very very much. I am sure she touched many many lives while she was here. As you know, CZ and I are here if there is anything we can do to support you guys and make this situation any easier for you in any way.  Much Love to you both!! Cris"

This tribute was added by MARCIANA MOYER on 23rd February 2018

"Your were the light in our lives and hearts.  I miss you so much!"

This tribute was added by kathy gardner on 23rd February 2018

"Words seem so  inadequate to express our sorrow and sympathy for Marcie and Phil.
We will miss her dearly..........What a special person...."

This tribute was added by Alberto Salas on 22nd February 2018

"Phil and Marcie, my deepest condolences. As a parent of two and a daughter that is close to your daughters age I can’t imagine. Your daughter attended school at the same time my daughter attended school and they were both born in the same year. I recall the many conversations I had with both you and Marcie regarding our children and it brings back sweet memories. You both have great memories with an angel to cherish and comfort you. Your friend and father of two children Alberto, may god bless you both and comfort you during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Paula Daley on 22nd February 2018

"What a beautifully written memorial about Annalee!   I had the pleasure of knowing her for years and I knew her to be a lovely, warm young woman who was compassionate and caring  and she was loved by all who knew her.  I am so sorry she left this life so soon—God Bless Annalee and her wonderful parants, Phil and Marcie."

This tribute was added by Rachel Capite on 22nd February 2018

"Uncle Phil and Aunt Marcie,
    We are so sorry for your loss!!! Annalee will forever live in our hearts, minds and memories.  I am so honored to be mentioned as her sister and loved her more than words can express.  She truly was the sweetest and most loving soul!  Thank you for sharing her with us and helping to make our childhood the best we did love playing in mud, swimming in the creek, playing outside, riding and fishing in your boat.

Annalee rest in peace and know I can't wait for the day we are reunited forever. We will have a tea party,  make mud pies and giggle like little girls again. I love and miss you beyond words!  

XOXO Love your big sister Rachel"

This tribute was added by Gene Massey on 22nd February 2018

"Dear Phil & Marcie,
I am so very sorry that you lost your daughter. I have heard it said that there is no greater pain than when a parent loses a child. Our only consolation for these things is knowing that we will soon be with them, and with our Loving Lord in Heaven. My Christ wipe your tears and may you soon see her again."

This tribute was added by Ann Viarengo on 22nd February 2018

"Phil & Marcie,

May our Lord and Savior continue to wrap His arms around you and that you will in time find His Peace.  Blessings and Love  Ann & Vic"

This tribute was added by Phillip Moyer on 22nd February 2018

"Annalee, I miss you so much. Sleep tight baby girl, don't let the bed bugs bite. Love you forever.. Dad"

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