James C. Moon

DAVENPORT - Jym died unexpectedly Sunday, August 6, 2017, of natural causes. Per his wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes spread over the Grand Canyon. The Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home assisted his family.

Jym was a confirmed bachelor, proud of living an unencumbered life and indulging in his many interests. He was a dedicated Buddhist, has been in correspondence with and met the Dalai Lama, and championed the efforts to free Tibet from Chinese occupation. Buddhist prayer flags added color to his home décor.

His many talents included being a great horticulturist dedicating himself to a variety of vegetables and a plethora of blooming plants. Being a vegetarian, his motto was “if you love animals, do not eat them.” He tilled gardens for many friends and organized a garden for several older friends and relatives. His charitable deeds were many and his ready smile accompanied his personality.

James Clifford Moon was born February 19, 1938, in Gallup, New Mexico, the son of John F. and Lila (Donahue) Moon. He grew up in the Grand Canyon National Park, and obtained his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Besides being a dedicated, caring and excellent teacher, he published numerous articles and several books. His favorite occupation though was being the “jack of all trades” for his nephew’s dental practice. where he was “everyone’s Uncle Jym.”

Survivors include his nephew. J.D. Moon and wife Kris; sister-in-law, Voya Moon; Erik Moon, Jared (Khatya) Moon and Vanessa (Alex) Boston - the three “grandchildren” he proudly claimed.

Jym was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and John.

He will be missed by many friends and especially his family.

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