Kenai resident Larry Eugene Moye died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Seattle. He was 69.
Visitation is today, Sunday, June 27 from 2 until 6 p.m. at the Whitted Funeral Chapel in Shelby, Montana followed by a 7 p.m. rosary service at St. William Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, at the church. Graveside services with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. in the Sunburst Cemetery.
Mr. Moye was born June 5, 1941 to Adelbert and Ranka (Sigurdson) Moye in Shelby, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1959. He graduated from college at Billings and served with the Montana National Guard. Larry and Patricia Tomayer were married September 5, 1962 at Kevin, Montana.
Mr. Moye was an honored teacher of school and life, earning the Presidential Award for Mathematics and the Milken Educator Award. He and Patricia stayed in Montana teaching school until 1985, when they moved to Alaska to continue their teaching careers in Homer, Soldotna and retiring out of Barrow. They made their home in Kenai and spent years after retirement working in math consulting. Summers were spent in Kenai and the winters traveling and visiting in the Lower 48 states.
Some of Mr. Moye's favorite activities included fishing the Kenai River, gopher hunting in Montana and keeping in touch with his many friends. He also enjoyed computers, video editing and card games.
Mr. Moye was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Marlene Zwolle.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Patricia Moye of Kenai; daughter, Barbara Foster of Kenai; sons, Michael Moye and his wife, Christi, of Fairbanks and Brian Moye and his wife, Joree, of Opp, Alabama; sister, Janice Knapp of Conrad, Montana; grandchildren, Nathanial and his wife, Lisa, Samuel, Brandon, Brittany, Cody, Hannah and Matthew; and one great-granddaughter, Cadence, all of Alaska.
Condolences may be posted at www.whittedfuneralchapel.com.
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