Nori Lei Moyoli
  • 38 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 16, 1975
  • Date of passing: Jul 23, 2013
Let the memory of Nori be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Nori Moyoli, 38, born on June 16, 1975 and passed away on July 23, 2013. We will remember her forever.

Nori passed away with her family on July 23,  Nori fought her cancer with grace and humilty, courage and dignity. Nori was a devoted, kind, nurturing and loving mother, wife, sister and daughter.  She possessed a unique loving personality. Although taken from us too early, we thank her for all the years she gave us even through her pain and and suffering. She is our hero and inspiration.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will be holding a family service this weekend in California.  Many of you have asked if you could send flowers or make a donation to the family.  In lieu of flowers, if you would like, we have set up a Memorial Fund to be used for an educational account for Mateo and Ilaria.

Contributions can be made to: Nori Lei Moyoli Memoral Fund, FifthThird Bank, 7580 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tausha Stephens on 1st August 2016

"Nori - I think about you all the time and cherish my memories from our childhood. I will always miss the girl you were and the woman that you became.  Your shining example inspires me to be a better mother and to live life to its fullest."

This tribute was added by Rose Mein on 16th June 2016

"Happy Birthday dear Nori. I miss you"

This tribute was added by Glenn Warden on 30th December 2014

""Nori's Memorial
Red Butte Gardens, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

On July 20th, 2014, family and friends gathered at the Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City to honor and remember Nori, a year after her passing.  

Please take a look at the "Stories" section of this website for pictures and the talks from Nori's service.""

This tribute was added by Glenn Warden on 30th December 2014

"Posted by Julia Ginocchio Luniewski on July 24, 2013:  Last night Nori Warden Moyoli earned her wings after a two year battle with colon cancer. Her family & friends have remarked how she exuded humility, grace, strength, dignity, love & warmth until the very end. I wouldn't expect any less from this extraordinary woman. There are few people I have idolized, she was one of them. She was the type of young woman I wanted to be. Her frame was dainty, but her heart was huge. She was bright, generous, compassionate, & open minded. She came from Utah, but her life was a colorful tapestry woven with the experiences she embraced from many cultures. She had soul, and a fierce spirit. She was always up for adventure, and loved to dance! She was the fairest sister in Nigerian dance, but held her own place in the studio. Her beauty & smile drew everyone to her, but she never needed to be the center of attention. I only had one year to be in the same city with her, but the time shared has left such an impression on me. I don't remember much about high-school, but deep admiration has imprinted a stunning collage of Nori in my mind. The world would be a little less beautiful for our loss, if not for her two gorgeous children."

This tribute was added by Donna Williams on 23rd July 2014

"Remembering Nori today, and what a beautiful soul she was, and sending warm summer day hugs to her family.  She was one of the most beautiful people. inside and out, I have had the privilege to care for."

This tribute was added by Mlaure CLAUSSE on 16th September 2013

"Chère Nori,

Nous avons passé peu de temps en votre compagnie en cet été 2010, mais votre sourire et votre chaleur nous avaient conquis.
Pier, Clémentine Francis et moi gardons votre souvenir dans notre coeur."

This tribute was added by Murali Iyengar on 12th August 2013

"Nori -We are blessed to have known you. I fondly remember our time together in India on the Study Abroad program 16 years back. Your amazing smile always  uplifted our spirits at the toughest of times. You will be missed so, so very much by everyone who had the good fortune of knowing you. I pray for your family and friends, hoping that they will be looked after with love and care."

This tribute was added by Melanie Martin Stephens on 7th August 2013

"Melanie and I had the great privilege of watching the beautiful You-tube memorial of Nori. What a wonderful person. We are all blessed to have had her in our lives. You will truly be missed, but your example of courage and triumph will be carried in our hearts forever! Ryan & Melanie Stephens"

This tribute was added by Betsy Campbell Barth on 7th August 2013

"Nori, I think about you everyday.  I miss you!  May you be at peace.  
Our thoughts, love and prayers go out to your family!
Betsy, Martin, Henry and Phil"

This tribute was added by Kim Bergen on 5th August 2013

"John, our hearts & prayers go out to you, Mateo & Illaria, and the rest of the family at this time.  You already know how special & amazing Nori was, and I know you will continue to see her spirit in your special & amazing two kids.  Especially, their beautiful smiles!"

This tribute was added by Tausha Stephens on 5th August 2013

"Nori, You have passed this test called life, and God has called you home. But that doesn't make it any easier for those of us you have left behind. We cling to the solace that you are finally free from the suffering you bore with such dignity and grace, and we cherish the memories of how you touched our lives with your loveliness and your kindness. You will remain forever in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Lisa Kunze on 5th August 2013

"Nori was a beautiful person, and I so admired her quiet grace, strength, and fierce devotion to her children. I wish we could have known each other for longer, but am so grateful we had a chance to meet and become friends."

This tribute was added by Jackie Armstrong on 5th August 2013

"Nori I never knew who you were but Aubyn (my cousin) had your name posted and I wanted to let you know that my prayers be with the family.  My sister just died on June 4, 2013 and she was my most precious jewel on this earth to me.  I miss her so very much and just wanted the family to know that my sister would be waiting to greet Nori and the joy and peace and"

This tribute was added by Leah Nielsen on 2nd August 2013

"Nori was such a beautiful person inside and out. I'm so lucky to have met her. She had a radiating smile and such love and devotion for her family. Please accept our deepest condolences.  I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you made together. Much love to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
-Leah, Mike, Alyssa and Mikayla Nielsen"

This tribute was added by Christine Vanelle on 31st July 2013

"Dear John,
We are so sorry about your immense loss.
Peace and strength for you and your children. Much love."

This tribute was added by Karen Fredericks on 30th July 2013

"Nori and I met almost three years ago when our daughters attended preschool together. I always looked forward to seeing Nori's smile at pick up and drop off and enjoyed talking with her at our lunches and playdates. I missed her greatly when she wasn't able to drop Ilaria off as often and scarcely a day has gone by when I haven't thought of her. My deepest condolences. She is missed."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Schulte on 30th July 2013

"Thinking of Nori and her loved ones today.   I'm just so grateful to have crossed paths with her and that I got to know what a beautiful person she was both inside and out.  Rest in peace, Nori.  Warmest regards, Gregory, Stephanie & Oliver Schulte"

This tribute was added by Peter Siegel on 30th July 2013

"Dear John, Mateo and Ilaria
My best wishes, prayers, love and sympathy go out to to you through this tragic time."

This tribute was added by Kalpana Kashyap on 30th July 2013

"We are so sad to hear about Nori - we had opportunity to talk to Nori only occasionally in Room 5, but she was always so full of smiles. Looking at her, there was no way to tell that she was so close to passing away - she had so much grace and dignity. Juan, Illaria, Mateo, Glenn and Norie - our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Ramki, Kalpana, Varun, Rohan."

This tribute was added by Alexîs Giõn on 30th July 2013

"J'ai eu l'honneur de rencontrer et connaître Nori à San Francisco au début des années 2000 juste avant son mariage avec John. Je suis très ému et triste de cette soudaine disparition. Je pense à sa famille, à son mari et ses enfants. Nori était indéniablement une femme formidable. Mes plus sincères condoléances et pensées amicales. Alexis, Nice - France."

This tribute was added by Rosie Shaffer on 30th July 2013

"Nori was such an amazing person.  I feel so blessed to have had 4 years of friendship.  John, our hearts are breaking for your  loss.  Nori was was strong, graceful, loving and an amazing mom and wife. She was beautiful inside and out.  Our prayers are with you and your family.  Her memories will live on in our hearts forever."

This tribute was added by Steven Boyce on 29th July 2013

"Dear Glenn, Norie & family,
We send our deepest, heartfelt condolences for the loss of your precious daughter, Nori.  May the abundant love and many memories you shared with Nori remain with you always.  May the joy Nori brought you remain with you in her children, and may the love of your family provide comfort for her passing.  Steve and Cathy"

This tribute was added by jeanne franz on 29th July 2013

"Thank you for sharing the beautiful life of your daughter, Nori.
The Warden and Moyoli families are in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Tawn Lee on 28th July 2013

"Nori Lei,  I know She goes on within Love and Light. Trust in your knowings, feelings and dreams as proof of her presence - unseen but not gone - Forever an unbroken bond. My Heart is with you, Tawn and Family"

This tribute was added by Pilar Klein on 26th July 2013

"A Nori la conocí en madrid el año 2000. Compartimos grandes momentos, extensas conversaciones.  Estarás siempre en mi corazón  amiga"

This tribute was added by Regina Riviello on 26th July 2013

"It was a true honor to work with Nori for two years.  She was a warm and dedicated colleague, wife and mother.
God Bless."

This tribute was added by Mark Silkebakken on 26th July 2013

"Mateo, I am so sad. I really love your mom. She was so nice.  Love, Mark"

This tribute was added by Karen Fredericks on 26th July 2013

"mi mas sentido pésame para tada la familia de noris ella fue una persona muy fuerte aun asi con su condición física k eiia tenia asi tenia mucho amor para atender a sus hij0s la admiraba tanto como madre y como un ser humano k lucho por su vida hasta el final k dios la tenga en su santa gloria descanse en paz amen  sinceramente, vicky chacon"

This tribute was added by Roy Kawamura on 26th July 2013

"We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Nori Lei.  Kayko and I are grieving for you."

This tribute was added by Terry Mary Hanson on 26th July 2013

"Glen, Nori & Family,

I know there is nothing for Mary or I to say that will make your loss easier. I hope you can understand what I can't put to words.
You have been in our prayers for the past 2 years and will continue to be in the
" future."

This tribute was added by Ella Kirk on 26th July 2013

"So sorry about Nori.  Her birthday was the day after mine and we have celebrated our Birthdays a few times together years ago when she  younger.   My heart and prayers go out to my brother and family. She well be truly missed.I love you. Aunt Ella"

This tribute was added by laura meyer on 26th July 2013

"Norie, Glenn and family--Nick and I are truly heartbroken for all of you.  We treasure our memories from our time in Cincinnati when you kindly opened your home and your lives to us.  Nori was and is a beautiful, radiant soul who always impressed us with her confidence, sweetness, and love of adventure.  She is the kind of person anyone would count lucky to know.  Much love to you all."

This tribute was added by Rachel Albino on 26th July 2013

"The Albino family - Rachel, Gordon, and Orion send warm nurturing love to you in this time of loss.  We knew you through room 5, and pray that your family will find the courage to grieve fully in this time of sadness, and also a celebration of Nori's life of fullness."

This tribute was added by Tina Marie Thompson on 26th July 2013

"Glenn and family, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Daniela LT on 26th July 2013

"Dear John and Family,

I am very sorry about Nori's passing.  She is a beautiful lady with so much love, warmth, and energy.  With sincere sympathy and prayers.


This tribute was added by Jack Warden on 26th July 2013

"My heart is broken to hear the sad news of my niece. She was a beautiful child, and my brother and his wife help guide her to be a wonderful woman. She will be miss by all. God Bless Nori and her entire family. Love you!"

This tribute was added by Katie Tepe Hadnett on 25th July 2013

"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." (Unknown Author)-- May Nori's beautiful spirit live through and in her amazing children. You are all in my heart and in my thoughts... Much love."

This tribute was added by Rose Mein on 25th July 2013

"Nori touched everyone she met with her warm smile and gentle spirit. She was a beautiful human being, a thoughtful friend who loved her family more than anything . I feel so honored to have known Nori . I will always see her beautiful smile when I think of her. Her spirit will always be a part of those that loved her. May God bless her and her beloved family always."

This tribute was added by bill siders on 25th July 2013

"We are so sorry she lost her fight.  She is in a better place without pain.  Love all of you!"

This tribute was added by javice durante on 25th July 2013

"Joe and I send our prayers and all our love.  The Warden family always"

This tribute was added by Ryan VanderWerff on 25th July 2013

"Glen & Nori I am so sorry to read of the news. While I only met Nori once or twice, through knowng both of you I can only imagine what an incredible person she is.  You are both wonderful individuals.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family from your Shriners family."

This tribute was added by Jennie Ferguson on 25th July 2013

"There is no more beautiful woman than your sweet Nori; beautiful in every way.  We have lost a wonderful soul.   Know your friends are with you every moment in this difficult and tragic time.   We will all have the best of memories of Nori.  Love to you all.  Jennie"

This tribute was added by Vicki Greene on 25th July 2013

"Nori was beautiful inside and out.  Always smiling, always a cheerful word, the ability to make you feel at ease, these were just a few of her qualities.  She was a blessing to her family and friends and the world is a sadder place without her.  I wish peace to all who loved her."

This tribute was added by Tammy Jensen on 25th July 2013

"Dear Norei and Glen -I honestly don't think I've ever experienced a true 'heavy heart' but this morning ,rereading the beautiful messages to you and thinking of her, I realized my heart is physically heavy-sadness is acually heavy.  May you be lifted through the spirit of life beyond us 'somewhere out there'"

This tribute was added by Monica Madsen on 25th July 2013

"Beautiful Nori,
I feel so blessed to have shared my Saturday mornings with you.  The glowing light that you carried infiltrated everyone with whom you came in contact and continues to shine in those who were graced by your presence.  Thank you for making mine and so many other lives better."

This tribute was added by Veronica Soto on 25th July 2013

"During our time in Madrid, Nori was the best friend and roommate I could ever find, we shared very good times, trips, food, dancing lessons, stories and many laughs. I will never forget her beautiful smile and her positive way to see life. Thanks for sharing with me a piece of you."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Brown Ha on 25th July 2013

"I always envied your beauty and softness.  You have a smile and laugh I will never forget.  It was an absolute honor to know you.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the Warden's and Moyoli's.  Nori will be forever loved and missed.  Rest peacefully Nori.  Love and hugs to your beautiful children, family and friends during this heartbreaking time."

This tribute was added by Lisa Kagan on 25th July 2013

"Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this difficult time. We remember Nori as a teenager in Cincinnati. She was a kind, loving soul that always had a smile on her face and an elegant way about her. Even as a teenager, you could see how much her family meant to her. "Earth just became dimmer...heaven brighter"."

This tribute was added by Jodi Speller Petty on 25th July 2013

"My deepest condolences to Nori's family. She was my best friend in junior high. What a beautiful and kind person she was. I'm saddened by this news as I was unaware of her recent struggles. I pray for the family that they are given strength and happy memories."

This tribute was added by Michele Roberts on 25th July 2013

"Deepest condolences to Nori and John's families.  So saddened to hear this news.  She gave so much love to her family and they to her.  Thoughts and prayers are with you all."

This tribute was added by Lina Chamas on 25th July 2013

"We came into Nori's life as she was beginning her fight with cancer.  That Nori has been taken from us is a terrible tragedy.  She was a loving, good, and strong woman. Her radiant smile was infectious, and she was able to persevere with grace during hard times.  We know that she will watch over her family as an angel, and we pray that they will have love and healing during this time."

This tribute was added by Sherri Marques on 25th July 2013

"I met Nori and her family thru a cancer survivor dinner for families. I just saw a mom with a lot of love for her kids and husband, who was so positive. I thought about you often Nori, as mom's we do anything for our kid's and I know you fought to the end. Be the shining light and angel looking down on your beautiful kids, your love will never leave them. God bless you."

This tribute was added by Sandra Soares on 25th July 2013

"Nori…so saddened to hear the news today. Nori and I met at SJSU, where we studied nutritional science. I remember talking with her for hours that first day—about food and travel. She had the best stories from all of her amazing adventures. She was so much fun to hang out with. Nori was truly a warm, kind, beautiful person. I will miss her. My deepest condolences to her family and friends."

This tribute was added by Robin Nasatir on 25th July 2013

"John, I am so sorry to hear about Nori's passing.  I will never forget her lovely smile and how happy the two of you were together.  I send love to you and your family."

This tribute was added by beth resnick on 24th July 2013

"I will never forget Nori's kindness, elegance, grace and intense bravery.  Her face has been with me all day.  My heart goes out to the warden and moyoli families.  May Nori's strength carry you all thru this time.  She will be with us forever.  I am so glad to have known her."

This tribute was added by Cindy Stephens on 24th July 2013

"Nori was the kindest person I know.  Her influence will be greatly missed. I pray you will be comforted at this time of great loss, and may the love of family help you through this difficult time. Nori will be forever remembered in our hearts and the memories we share truly treasured."

This tribute was added by Jamal Yanaki on 24th July 2013

"My heart really ached when I heard the news. I met Nori only once and I was touched quickly by her beautiful wide smile and welcoming loving heart.  I know now she is in a better place embraced by all the Angels, we will all miss her dearly.  May you find Comfort at this difficult time. She will never be forgotten and always will remain in our heart and mind."

This tribute was added by Crystal Heath on 24th July 2013

"All my love goes out to the Moyoli and Warden family. Nori Lei did have an 'infectious smile' and the pictures here show that 'smile' wonderfully throughout her life."

This tribute was added by Margaret Puzar White on 24th July 2013

"We send our love and prayers out to the Moyoli and Warden families.  Beautiful Nori will be sorely missed, but always remembered in our hearts.  May all of us feel the healing power of God in the midst our pain and grief.  In Jesus' name, Amen."

This tribute was added by Jen Carneiro on 24th July 2013

"John, I am deeply saddened to hear about Nori. She was such a kind person, so full of love, a wonderful partner and momma to your babies. I can't even imagine how tragic this is for you and your family. I'm incredibly sorry- she was taken way too soon. Please let us know if there's anything you need. We're thinking of you.

Much love, Jen and Edu"

This tribute was added by Kathy Greenhalgh on 24th July 2013

"We were so sorry to hear that Nori passed away. We remember her from her teenage years in Cincinnati. She was such a sweet girl, the type of teenager that every parent dreams of having.The pictures on this site are a beautiful tribute to what a wonderful woman she grew into."

This tribute was added by Ann Hodgden on 24th July 2013

"Nori was such a beautiful person both inside and out. I have many fond memories with her while living in California. She was such a dear friend to my sister Lynn, and she will be so missed by us all. My heart goes out to all of you. She will continue to inspire us with her beautiful spirit."

This tribute was added by Rachel Nalepa on 24th July 2013

"The Nalepa/Gibson family sends love to the entire family during this time. Everyone is praying that you all will be wrapped warm with love and lifted up with the support of those around you. How amazing that Nori was able to be surrounded by loved ones as she moved on to her next chapter. She has left a footprint in our hearts, even though we had never met. Much love."

This tribute was added by kristen carroll on 24th July 2013

"Sweet friends   We are so sorry to hear of lovely Nori's passing.    We send love to you from us and all the SHC community."

This tribute was added by Kimberly Terry on 24th July 2013

"Nori brought so much love and light to our lives and we will always have that. She will be deeply missed. My heart is with your family today and always. Sending all my love to the Wardens."

This tribute was added by Paul Silverstein on 24th July 2013

"Our hearts are heavy and our prayers rise to help support you and your family at this hour of bereavement. Nori was beautiful inside and out, and an inspiration to all who knew her.  May the memories of her wonderful life ease your grief at her tragic loss.
Paul & Amalia"

This tribute was added by vere gaynor on 24th July 2013

"Your entire family is in the Bahl&Gaynor family's thoughts and prayers."

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