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J. Carlin Moyer

1942 - 2012, Santa Barbara

J. Carlin Moyer died peacefully at Serenity House on December 29th, 2012. Carlin was born in Washington D.C. on June 17, 1942 to Carl and Geraldine Gasser. Carlin spent her early years in New Mexico but moved to NYC to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. She later moved to Chicago to work and tour with Martha Graham's Chicago Opera Ballet. She was thrilled to dance with Rudolph Nureyev in Prince Igor in the early 1960's.

She moved to Los Angeles, married and then to Santa Barbara in the late 1960's. She participated in local dance productions and also performed with the Mainz State Ballet while living in Germany. She returned to Santa Barbara permanently and became a botanical illustrator, traveling to Belize to work with Annabelle Ford at El Pilar.

She and her sister, Teddy, traveled extensively throughout their lives, and became business partners in art restoration and in property management. It was after a memorable trip to China that Carlin was diagnosed with Lymphoma (fNHL) which led her to change her life and habits dramatically to survive in good health for ten years.

She is survived by her sister Teddy Gasser of Santa Barbara, and her longtime companion, Jim Dale. She is also survived by many cousins in Oklahoma and Ohio.

Teddy wishes to thank Dr. Julie Tachuchi and the fabulous staff at Serenity House, Miki, Carla, Lynn, Yolanda to name a few.

The viewing will be at her sister's house until the afternoon of the 1st.

The burial and celebration will be held outdoors at the graveside on Friday January 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cemetery 901 Channel Drive Montecito, CA. with a memorial gathering to be held afterwards.

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