Eleanor Barry Moler, 81, died June 23, 1998 of a neurological disorder at Arlington Hospital in Arlington, Virginia.

She had moved to Arlington last year from Ogden, Utah.Mrs. Moler retired in 1981 as the Director of Public Relations for the McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Prior to her service at the hospital she had been an advertising copywriter for the Bon Marche Department Store in Ogden and the ZCMI Department Store in Salt Lake City. She had a career as a journalist working for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah, and for the Fairchild Publications, New York City.

She was born Nov. 26, 1916 in Etna, California, and raised in northern California. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and English from the University of Nevada at Reno, NV.

She was married to the late Murray M. Moler, who also retired in 1981 from the position as the Associate Editor of the Ogden Standard Examiner. They lived principally in Utah, but also in California, Montana and Omaha, Nebraska, during their marriage.

Eleanor was a seamstress, needleworker, avid bridge player, and world traveler.

She was especially devoted to her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Moler moved to Virginia to be with her daughter, the Reverend Martha Moler, who recently became the pastor at Chesterbook Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia. She was active in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in both Falls Church and Ogden. She was an ordained elder in that church. She was also active in the Girl Scouts.

Mrs. Moler is survived by her children, Dr.Cleve Moler of Sherborn, Mass. (chairman, founder, and chief scientist of the Math Works, Inc.); Arthur Moler of Salt Lake City (a retired Chemist); Elizabeth Moler of McLean, Virginia (Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Energy); and Reverend Martha Molar of Arlington, Virginia. She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Delbert (Evelyn) Fryberger of New Carrolton, Maryland; and by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at Chesterbrook Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia. Another memorial service will be held on Monday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church in North Ogden, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Utah Girl Scouts.

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