Daniel Moos was a dear and true friend to those who had the good fortune to know him well. Dan passed away on July 1, 2019. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Pat Peacock, and his father Earl Moos. Dan is survived by his mother, Mary Jo Moos of Mrytle Creek, Oregon.
He loved life, his dear late wife Pat, his long line of treasured Australian Shepherds, nature, being on the water kayaking with friends and enjoying good food and music. Dan’s love of music spanned decades and genres. Over the years he excelled at many varied arts — as a musician, jewelry-maker, accomplished fine wood-worker, avid kayaker, cook and gardener. His taste in art reflected his affinity for nature.
Dan’s early years were in Texas and then Albuquerque, New Mexico. He played guitar and base in an award winning high school band called ‘The Embers’, playing surfer songs and 60s rock and roll. In college he pursued a BS in Anthropology.
After serving in the US Coast Guard, patrolling the waters of the Pacific Northwest, he settled in Seattle. While traveling on an artisan jewelry selling trip to Chicago, Dan met and instantly began his inspirational, life-long relationship with his wife-to be, Pat Peacock, who then returned with him to Seattle. They lived and fixed up a Victorian house in Snohomish, WA, before finding a mountain top property in Mount Vernon, where together they built the Craftsman home of their dreams. Committed to living closer to the land, they cultivated fruit and nut trees, and food garden. Throughout their life they raised seven Aussies, two cats, two parrots, a horse, a small herd of sheep, some pigs, ducks and chickens. After Pat’s passing, Dan built a home on Orcas to be closer to dear friends and the water.
Dan’s passion and humour are the most endearing and enduring memories. He will be greatly missed and his memory treasured by all who had the great gift to know him. Family and friends held a celebration of life at Deception Pass State Park, Washington.
Memorials can be sent in Daniel Cade Moos’ name to The SeaDoc Society https://www.seadocsociety.org/donate and/or the San Juan Preservation Trust https://sjpt.z2systems.com/np/clients/sjpt/donation.jsp.