Winfred “Wimp” Moon, 77, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Fort Bayard Medical Center. He was born Feb. 26, 1938, in Elmore City, Oklahoma, to WJB Moon and Mardi Moon. He married Virginia “Gena” Moon on Dec. 1, 1961, in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Wimp and Gena and their young family moved to Silver City in 1966 to help build Tyrone town site and loved the area, choosing to settle in Grant County. Wimp started Moon & Sons Welding in 1976 and operated his shop for many years. He loved fishing and hunting and had many enjoyable years teaching his sons how to hunt and fish. Wimp was active with 4-H and FFA programs in the area and a lifetime member of FFA and Elks. He enjoyed square dancing, bowling, and was a Little League coach, on the Fair Board (cooking BBQ and helped build fairgrounds), and union member of Pipefitters #412. He was a man of few words, but loved his family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gena Moon, of the family home; three sons, David W. (Carol), Kenny W. (Kim) and Richie L. (Lori) Moon, all of Silver City; nine grandchildren, Andrea Dutton (Kade) of Midland, Texas, Tyrell Moon (Jamie) of Farmington, New Mexico, Wyatt Moon of Farmington, Cody (Ashley) of Silver City, Dillon Moon (StarrAnn) of Silver City, Brandon Oizumi (Jessi), of Las Cruces, Courtney Sanchez (Matt), of Albuquerque, and Ashley and Raelynn Moon, of Silver City; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Winnona Anderson (Homer) of Georgetown, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, Tom, Claude, John, Bill, Bob, Gene and Charlie Moon, and one sister. A memorial service will be celebrated on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels, with Andrew Housley officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Grant County 4-H, 2610 N. Silver St., Silver City, NM 88061 or High Desert Humane Society, PO Box 1973 Silver City, NM 88062. Cremation will take place at Terrazas Crematory. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels and Crematory “Trusted care for the ones you love” ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
Terrazas Funeral Chapels
1 Fort Bayard Rd
Silver City, NM 88062
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Dec. 8, 2015