In Memory


SHELBY - Larry Eugene Moye, 69, of Kenai, Alaska, and formerly of Shelby, a retired teacher who served with the Montana National Guard, died of natural causes Tuesday in Seattle. 

Visitation is 2-6 p.m. today at Whitted Funeral Chapel in Shelby, followed by a 7 p.m. rosary service at St. William Catholic Church. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at the church.  
Graveside services with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. in the Sunburst Cemetery.

Larry was born June 5, 1941, to Adelbert and Ranka (Sigurdson) Moye at 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 Sept. 5, 1962 at Kevin.

Larry 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 and Soldotna before retiring out of Barrow. They made their home at Kenai, Alaska, 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 Larry'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, Alaska; daughter, Barbara Foster of Kenai, Alaska; sons, Michael (Christi) Moye of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Brian (Joree) Moye of Opp, Ala.; a sister, Janice Knapp of Conrad; grandchildren, Nathanial (Lisa), Samuel, Brandon, Brittany, Cody, Hannah and Matthew; and one great-granddaughter, Cadence, all of Alaska. 

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on June 27, 2010

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