Nancy Lewis Moller was born in Portland in 1921. She was a Cody Kid, attended Grant High School, and received a history degree at University of Oregon in 1943 and later did graduate work at Portland State. She began a nineteen-year teaching career at age forty-nine. During the war, she worked for the city of Portland under Dorothea Lynch. After the war, she and her Navy Lieutenant husband moved to Hood River to join his parents in the orchard business. She still has three acres of cherries (down from seventy-two). She has three daughters and a son.
Starvation Creek, with its spectacular 186-foot waterfall, flows north a few miles from Viento Ridge into the Columbia River, about eight miles west of Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge. The descriptive name refers to an 1884-1885 event when a Pacific Express passenger train was trapped near …