James Moen

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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.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Lubbock Meals on Wheels, http://www.lubbockmealsonwheels.org/donate-info 2304 34th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79411.


12 thoughts on “James Moen”

  1. Darlene Newton

    James will be greatly missed….his stories, his jokes, his helping hand, the love he showed his family and friends and his smiling face. My deepest condolances to his family and friends.

  2. Juanita Camacho

    There are not enough words in the universe to express the kindness and caring heart of James Moen. He is a true friend to all that he met, James knew no strangers his heart was filled with grace and love for all humanity. If James said he would do something you could count on him to follow through he is a man of his word. It’s an honor to have had James as a friend, thank you Gayla Sue for allowing us the honor of sharing our memories with you and the all our family and friends . Now in God’s hands, Forever in our Hearts!

  3. My beloved Cousin. What a shock! My prayers are with Gayla and all others who were privileged to know him. May you all be comforted. Sid Gantz; cousin.

  4. Very sad to hear about his passing. I had the pleasure to work with James in Lubbock, TX – such a committed, dedicated, and caring person. I am grateful for having shared with him some time of good work and perseverance to move the business forward. I could always count on James – I believe everyone in that plant would say the same.

  5. A great loss to all. Life has a way of throwing us highs and lows, but regardless of the situation, one thing I could always count on over the 30+ years I’ve known James, was his willingness to help out, professionally and personally. I can say with certainty that James made an impact and affected all those he came in contact with and I think all will agree that they are better off because of his friendship.

    He will be missed!

  6. Gayla Sue-seeing this today just breaks my heart! James was one of a kind, with a heart the size of Texas, and I am so sorry for your loss. I really don’t know what I would have done without the both of you at one of the most trying times in my life…I just know I’m extremely thankful to have called him a friend. He was full of surprises and had a laugh that will echo in my ears for eternity. Please reach out to me for anything…I am in Lubbock and would love to offer you any support you need. I love you sweet friend, and I loved James…forever! ~Dede

  7. Donna Prosser Atwood

    Your new Atwood families on Rosser Ranch Road are extremely saddened by the untimely loss of James. Know that we are there for you and hope in the days to come that comfort, strength and perservance will prevail. Many blessings to you Gayla.

  8. We are so fortunate for all James had done for us during our brief time in Lubbock. He was a tremendous help to my husband and me as college students, and we will never forget his kindness and benevolence. Sincerest condolences to Gayla and family.

  9. james was my best frend we stayed connected and talked from high school till now we had a good time he will be missed, lov u n miss u

  10. Dean and Carla Struble

    It’s with great sadness we received the news of James passing. I regret not being able to meet him during our short time here on earth. Family IS extremely important!

  11. I was a neighbor to James for many years. I just found out that James passed away and my heart is broken. James was always willing to share his wisdom with me no matter if it was about fishing or more importantly about life and the many trials we all face from time to time. I hope James knows that I am eternally grateful for his wisdom and words of encouragement during a really difficult time in my life. Rest In Peace my friend

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