Eagle River and McGrath resident James A. Moen, died in the line of duty Monday, June 25, 2001, near Iliamna in an airplane crash. He was 49.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday on Fort Richardson Army Post, Hangar 1. Rev. Michael Nash and Rev. Scott Fuller will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be at Fort Richardson National Cemetery.
Mr. Moen was born September 29, 1951, in Seattle, Wash. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. He later served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1974 until 1981, and in the Alaska Army National Guard from 1981 until the time of his death. During active duty, he had been given the Broken Wing Award.
In March 1982, Mr. Moen moved to Alaska, where he worked since January 1983 as an Alaska Fish and Wildlife Protection Officer, serving in Anchorage, Palmer, Petersburg, Soldotna and McGrath.
Hunting, fishing and flying were activities Mr. Moen enjoyed. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
"Jim's children and wife were his pride and joy. He loved to spend time with his family and many friends. He had an 'impish' sense of humor. His laughter was contagious, and he had a smile that will remain in our hearts. He will be with us always," his family said.
Mr. Moen is survived by his wife, Anne C. Moen of Eagle River; sons, James A. Moen Jr. and Ryan J. Moen of Eagle River; daughters, Anneliese A. Moen and Megan A. Moen of Eagle River; father, Arne R. Moen of Bellevue, Wash.; mother, Marion Bergseid of Hawley, Minn.; brother, Arne R. Moen Jr. of Bellevue, Wash.; sister, Nora Moen of Everett, Wash.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union for the Moen Family Educational Trust Fund.
Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.
Mary Lou Moore
Soldotna resident Mary Lou Moore died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Regional Hospital in Seattle. She was 67.
Arrangements are pending with Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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