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Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Simon Moya Jr.

November 5, 1934February 5, 2020
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Simon Moya Jr, age 85, went to his heavenly home on February 5, 2020. He grew up in Beeville, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He was a graduate of UT and a lifelong fan. Simon also had fond memories of Germany while proudly serving in the US army during that time.

Simon retired from the Veteran’s Administration after working for 40+ years for the US government. He was dedicated to serving God and His church. He was a long time parishioner of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, and a member of the Men’s Club and Knights of Columbus.

Simon is preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 53 years, Mary Alba Moya, and son, Simon Martin Moya. He is survived by daughters Denise Brown and Monique Urtado; and Mary’s children, Carolyn Duran, Richard Bonilla, Anthony Bonilla, Virginia Riojas (deceased), Mary Alice Barrera (deceased). Simon is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family on Sunday, the 9th of February 2020, from five o’clock to six o’clock in the evening followed by a Recitation of the Rosary at six o’clock at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, the 10th of February 2020, at ten-thirty in the morning at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78757. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to or volunteer with the wonderful respite care programs and people at New Adventures (St. Thomas More Catholic Church), MPAC (St. Matthews Episcopal Church), and Bright Horizons (Emmaus Catholic Church).

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Rosary Service Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, February 10, 2020

Memories

Simon Moya Jr.

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John Caporal

February 10, 2020

Simon was a special gift to our Bright Horizons program and to me personally. His smile and twinkling eye could light up a room. I wish I had known him when he was younger. I am sure he was just as kind all of his life. It's been interesting seeing the pictures and learning more about him through Michael. Michael took such good care of him. He and Monique are special angels. Simon was able to spend his last days right at home. We will miss him but he has a new home I am sure! So grateful that the Holy Spirit chose me to be his companion!
John Caporal
Bright Horizons

Hector & Connie Alvarado

February 9, 2020

Simon and Mary Moya became one of our dearest friends that we met through the "Ashes to Easter" Program which Msgr Bill Brooks held at St Louis King of France Church. She further introduced me the Ladies of Charity of Austin that we both worked together for many years.

I am thankful for the great times Hector and I spent with him and Mary. It was wonderful being at family events and of course the dances we can never forget those good laughing times.

God bless you Monique and Michael and your family for the loving care all of you gave Simon. I know he is in heaven with Mary and Simon Jr. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you.

Hector and Connie Alvarado

Barbara Maggio

February 9, 2020

All of us at Bright Horizons will remember Simon's gentle spirit and twinkle in his eye. We will miss him.

Mary Chambers

February 9, 2020

Simon brought such joy to us at Bright Horizons. His smile was contagious and his kindness genuine. Simon and his companion, John, were quite a team and shared a unique friendship. Simon is missed but will never be forgotten. His ability to find and express joy and happiness as his health declined, inspired all those who were blessed to be in his company. Simon's uncompromising faith and kindness will assure him a joyous homecoming. Thank you for sharing this very special man with us.

My heartfelt condolences and prayers. Sincerely, Mary

Mary Alice Padilla

February 8, 2020

Simon, my heart goes out to you and your family.
To the family. May all your fond memories sustain you now and forever.

Back in the day sometimes I would drive over to Assumption to visit my Dad on my lunch break and I saw you there one day, you drove that light blue pickup. Back at the office I asked you who you visited, you told me your son and that you would go everyday to have lunch with him. 😥 I always remember that. And I will always pray for you and your family when I go to Assumption.

Simon my fellow VA coworker I know you are happy now back at Mary's side. And I also know you will be able to get back to your passion for auditing in heaven. God will be happy to see all your findings.
Rest in peace dear servant of the Lord, job well done.

Emil Balusek

February 8, 2020

I will miss sharing a laugh with you, Simon. So often, you would brighten my day and others around you by smiling and just talking through stuff. The peace of our Savior be upon you and may you rest in His peace.

Ellen Bailey

February 7, 2020

Such a kind and caring gentleman! Someone; everyone would like in their life!
My sympathy to all of his family!🙏🏾

Alena Kelly

February 7, 2020

I have had the great honor of serving Mr. Moya Holy Communion on Mass days at Holy Family Catholic School. Each Thursday he would smile at me as I approached him with the sacrament and on
the Thursday before his passing we had the same experience except
he grabbed my hand and squeezed really hard as we starred into each others eyes with mutual respect and love. I will miss him.

Nicky & Saul Mercado

February 6, 2020

Mr. & Mrs. Moya were our second set of parents in the USA. I was her “mariposita” and she was my “muñequita preciosa”. Mr Moya was the best model of the Ladies of Charity of Austin style show. He was kind, elegant, and a real gentleman. He was a big help at the Card Party and a great traveler. We enjoyed his company to the national assemblies of the Ladies. The road trip to Memphis was very enjoyable. One man with 5 Ladies talking constantly. What a patient man he was! He will be missed by many people! Mr. and Mrs. Moya are together at last! ¡Por fin juntos otra vez en la Gloria de Dios!

Joel and Selma Navarro

February 6, 2020

We remember Simon as a very intelligent and kind person. He and Mary were a generous and compassionate couple to all they encountered. Simon will be missed by family and friends. Peace to his family. Prayers and hugs.

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