Ned B Hirz

Ned B. Hirz (Bampa), of Moses Lake, WA passed away peacefully in his
home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, July 30 th , 2022 at the age of 82 He was born April 24, 1940 in Van Tassell, Wyoming to Harry and
Margaret Hirz. He had 8 sisters and 2 brothers. He was raised on the
prairie in Wyoming. He moved to Colfax, CA at age six where he worked on
the family farm. He attended college in Rocklin, CA.
He married his sweetheart Deanna Cuthbertson on June 11, 1960 and
were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple. They
moved to Grass Valley, CA in 1961 where he owned and operated a
service/tire station. In March of 1966, Ned and Deanna moved to Moses
Lake, WA after purchasing a farm in the block 40 area. Together Ned and
Deanna raised six children on the farm and taught them the value of hard
work and how to have fun working together. He also worked at U&I Sugar
during the winter months. His motto “Go Slow, Keep Cool, and Drink Plenty
of Water,” defines how he went slow and enjoyed life, how he kept calm
and was slow to anger, and drank plenty of water, the living waters of
Jesus Christ. 
Ned became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
in 1960 at the age of 20. He faithfully served in the church throughout his
entire life. Ned was a member of the Seventy, High Council, and served in
multiple bishoprics. He served as a Bishop, a temple worker in the Seattle
Temple, and served in many other areas of the church. He truly loved to
associate with people. He will be remembered for his kindness, love, and
example of compassion. He never complained no matter how tough things
were in his life.

Ned (Bampa), valued family gatherings, he enjoyed watching his children
and grandchildren play sports. He loved to pull pranks on his siblings and
his children (who also pulled pranks on him). He valued one on one time
with everyone just to generally see how they were doing and always
offered good sound counsel.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Deanna Hirz, of Moses Lake; five
sons; Brad (Ronda) Hirz, Bruce (Jackie) Hirz, Craig (Tina) Hirz, Mark
(Kelly) Hirz, Scott (Mindi) Hirz, of Moses Lake, WA. and one daughter; Julie
(Don) Roughan, of Provo, UT; twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great-
grandchildren; one brother, Ralph, two sisters, Doris and Nancy, along with
many nieces and nephews. Ned was preceded in death by his parents
Harry and Margaret, six sisters Estella, Helen, Ada, Carrie, Wanna, and
Elsa, and brother (Jim).
Services will be held on Monday, August 8th, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the
LDS Nelson Rd Chapel on 1849 Nelson Road NE, Moses Lake, WA.
Bishop Bruce Hirz will be officiating. Interment will follow at Pioneer
Memorial Gardens in Moses Lake, WA.
He left a great legacy that will be carried on. He was a faithful man of God
and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
“Go Slow, Keep Cool, and Drink Plenty of Water”
Dad (Bampa) We love you!

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