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Ann L. Moyes

July 11, 1931 - November 18, 2015

Ann L. Moyes, beloved wife, mother and sister, returned to our Heavenly Father on November 18, 2015. Ann was born in Ogden, Utah July 11, 1931 to Heber Manning Lund and Florence Paine Lund. She graduated from Ogden High School in 1949. Ann attended Weber State College where she was president of Otyokwa Club and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority while she attended the University of Utah. At college she was working in the music library and had unknowingly met the love of her life while introducing him to a new song.  In the winter of 1951, while on a ski trip to Snowbasin with girlfriends, she bumped into Jay again.  He hitched a ride home with Ann that day and they fell madly in love! On August 1, 1952 Ann and Jay were married and later were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.

Ann was a stunningly beautiful woman who was not just pretty on the outside. She was even more beautiful and kind on the inside.  She and Jay were blessed with their first child, Manning, in 1954, a second child, Kristin, in 1955 and their third and final child, Mitch, in 1957.  Ann spent her days loving, teaching and caring for her three children. Her husband and children were everything to her.  She taught her children through example and raised them to become loving, kind adults.  The three children often reflect the way their parents loved each other; they had a passionate and loving marriage for 60 years. Their marriage was the envy of all and their children were shown by example what “true love” really was. This also included a love of animals, which meant there was always a cat or dog in the family. Usually both.

Ann was a magnificent cook. Some of her most amazing specialties were stuffed cabbage, strawberry pie and Danish pastry. She was an avid chokecherry hunter and her jam, jelly and pancake syrup were well known in the neighborhood. Ann was actively involved with the Junior League, the Jaycees, the PTA and the Utah Symphony Guild.  As the children were growing, Ann went to work at Weber State College as a Secretary in the English Department and also to college part-time to complete her education. She graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in English. She loved sewing and was an expert seamstress and award winning quilter. She was a spunky, adventurous woman who was often called “Tiger” by her loving husband. In 1977, she moved with Jay to Palm Beach, Florida. While there, she decided she wanted new pool furniture that wasn’t in the budget. Undeterred, she used her sewing skills to obtain employment at the company that manufactured the furniture. The job enabled her to get the furniture she wanted, and more. Years later, she talked about how that job stood out as one her favorites.

She also worked as a Secretary for the PGA while still in Florida. After 10 years in Florida, Jay was transferred to Texas. He and Ann settled in Arlington, mid-way between Dallas and Fort Worth. During their 12-year stay in Texas, Ann had both of her knees replaced. The surgery slowed her down a bit, but never dampened her enthusiasm for life. Upon Jay’s retirement in 1997, he and Ann commenced looking for a home in Utah. Two years later, they returned to Utah and their families.  Ann was active in the Washington Terrace 13th ward and forged many long lasting friendships. She was a patient and non-judgemental advisor to her children and grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, best friend and companion Jay, her parents, her sister Margaret (Bunny) Keech, and her son-in-law Alan Jorgensen. She is survived by her sons Jay “Manning” and Mitch Moyes, her daughter Kris Jorgensen, her grandchildren Craig(Sherilyn)Jorgensen, Ted(Roxy) Jorgensen, Jon(Courtney)Jorgensen, Kelsey(Kevin)Piggott, and Alex(Robyn)Moyes;  her great grandchildren Katie, Jace, Finnley, Quinn and Avery and her beloved cat Squirrel.

Her friends at Legacy Assisted Living and Aspire have said how much she will be missed.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT.  Friends can visit with family from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the Funeral Services.

Interment at Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT.

n lieu of flowers, please send donations to the General Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Weber State University.

 

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Time: 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary

Address:

836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, November 23, 2015

Washington Heights Memorial Park

Address:

4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Washington Heights Memorial Park

4500 Washington Ave.

Ogden, UT


 

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Born: July 11, 1931
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