James Douglas Moen departed this life unexpectedly on Friday, March 2, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 65 years on Friday, March 9, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. The family invites everyone to stay for the reception following the service.
James was born on August 24, 1952, to Donald and Mary Moen. James was passionate about family, fishing and vintage autos. He was a Master Tool & Dye maker for Industrial Molding/ NN, Inc for over 34 years. At the newly acquired ranch, James considered himself a domesticated ranch hand. He cleaned ovens, floors, and bathrooms along with naming roosters, training cow-dogs, feeding deer, and killing hogs. Through all of his hard work and perseverance, James left a legacy of excellence and a love of fishing.
Survivors include the love of his life, Gayla Sue of Lubbock, Texas; daughters, Shannon Dianne Holton and husband, William of Humble, Texas; Allison Nicole Simpson and husband, Bryan of Burleson, Texas; grandchildren, Tessa Newton, Ethan Moen, Donald Len Holton, Johnathan, James, and Josh Simpson and Kenzie Wanner; brothers, John Moen and wife, Rosann; Haldane Moen and wife, Deda. He is also survived by loving aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and many beloved friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald George and Mary Lou Moen; son, Christopher Michael Moen; granddaughter, Victoria Moen; and grandson, Jacob Simpson.