Kia Krieg-Moch

Our beloved Kia Lynn Krieg Moch left us suddenly and swiftly from a frightening illness on Dec. 27, 2003. We all loved her very much and have been blessed with the time we have shared with her. Kia was born in Coupeville Sept. 18, 1977. She graduated from high school in Anchorage, Alaska in 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Washington in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Kia’s greatest joy is her husband Tyler and their beautiful wedding that took place August 9, 2003 at the home of her beloved grandparents, Karl and Darlyne Krieg. Kia was a planner and accomplished her work and life with the love, artistry and grace that was uniquely hers. Kia will be remembered by her love and enthusiasm for life and her devotion to family. Her kindness and generosity made everyone who knew her instantly welcome her into their hearts. She was the glue that held us all together. She loved children, sporting activity, reading, and scrap booking.

These last three years Kia worked for Krieg Construction in Oak Harbor. She loved her job and loved working with her family’s business. She was the future generation of the company. Kia was a certified public accountant, something that she and her family are very proud of.

Kia is survived by her devoted husband, Gaston Tyler Moch; her parents, Chuck Krieg and Cindy Armstrong; her sisters, Kristi and Sarah; her brother Charlie: paternal grandparents Karl and Darlyne Krieg; her maternal grandparents Doris and Howard Gilmore: uncles and aunts Don and Shelli Krieg, Randy and Michele Krieg, Jim and Danni Krieg, Karlyne and Wayne Trumble, Mike and Kim Armstrong; a great-aunt Shirley Ronhaar; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Arvin “Pete” Armstrong, uncle Ronald Armstong and great-grandfather Buster Krieg and most recently her dearest great-grandmother Esther Krieg.

Kia was deeply loved by her new husband’s family, Tyler’s mother Susan Swisher, maternal grandparents Benjamin and Edith Swisher, uncles and aunts Alan and Marilyn Swisher, Bruce Swisher, Todd and MaryJo Swisher, and cousins Kyle Swisher and Jaclyn Swisher. Tyler’s father Robert and wife Donna Moch, paternal grandparents Robert and Laverne Moch, sister Janna Sondena and a niece Brianna, nephew Seth, stepbrothers Brian and Scott Chamberlin, uncles and aunts, Mike Moch and cousin Sarah, Marilynn Moch and cousin Barbara Jill, and all of their extended family and friends.

Kia leaves behind many beloved friends in Anchorage who share life-long memories of her beautiful smile and spirit.

A celebration of Kia’s life will be held at First Reformed Church, 250 SW Third Ave. in Oak Harbor, at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3. Burial will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow the burial at the First Reformed Church Fellowship hall. A celebration of life will be planned and announced at a later date in Anchorage.

A memorial donation may be made to Kia’s favorite charity Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Whidbey Island in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.