Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is saddened by the death of Narges Moshiri, wife of Professor Chris Elwood. Moshiri was 54.
Born in Abadan, Iran, Moshiri grew up in Teheran and moved to the United States in 1977 to attend university. A student of art history and the history of religion and culture, in early adulthood she turned to academic administration at Harvard University and later at the Waldorf School of Louisville.
She later discovered her true vocation as a teacher and nurturer of young children. She taught kindergarten at the Waldorf School of Louisville and then founded The Cottage Garden kindercare.
A graduate of the Iranzamin International School in Teheran, Moshiri earned degrees from Boston University and Harvard University Divinity School, and held a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Rudolf Steiner College.
Moshiri is survived by her husband Chris Elwood, daughters Josephine Soraya and Isabelle Simin Elwood, mother Ghamar and sister Laleh Moshiri, many extended family members, and a host of persons young and old whom she taught and touched and who cherish the miracle of her gentle, loving, life-giving spirit.
A celebration of thanksgiving for Moshiri’s life was held at Douglass Blvd. Christian Church on September 7.