Juanita J. Moon

October 7, 1925June 14, 2019

Juanita J. Moon, 93, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on June 14, 2019. She died in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.

Juanita was born in LaJunta, Colorado, on October 7, 1925, to Sam Hugh and Naomi Fawcett Williams. She was raised on her parents’ cattle ranch in Kim, Colorado. She married Perry William Moon on August 16, 1946 in Pueblo, Colorado. Juanita received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwest Nazarene College in 1950.

In 1956 Juanita and her husband Bill began a 31 year career with the Church of the Nazarene. She served as a missionary nurse in southern Africa. Her service led her to Portugal, Mozambique, and Swaziland (now Eswatini). Her passion was always for the people of Africa.

After retiring from the mission field, Juanita and Bill ran the bookstore at the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She joined Colorado Springs First Church of the Nazarene. She particularly enjoyed her involvement with The Tool Shed – a Sunday school class full of good friends.

Juanita was preceded in death by her two brothers, Harold Williams and Paul Williams. She is survived by her sister, Joan Hendrix, daughter Beverly (J.R.) Bradley, son Mike (Valerie) Moon, grandchildren Kirstin Bradley (Randall Price), Caitlin Bradley (Wei Wei Qin), Jennifer (Mark) Henderson, Lindsay (Derrick) Glover and great grandchildren Anya Henderson, Tristan Glover and Megan Glover.

Funeral arrangements will be held at 11:00 AM on June 24, 2019, at the chapel at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice 1406 Physicians Drive Wilmington, NC.

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Valerie Moon

June 28, 2019

David and Teresa Showalter

We are ushering out one of the greatest generations of strong, committed, dedicated, faithful women and men our country and church have ever seen. Mike, and you (Val) both had wonderful parents. To God be the glory!

Nancy Langford

So sorry for your loss.

Valerie Moon

June 28, 2019

Church of the Nazarene
Board of General Superintendents
To the Family and Friends of Juanita Joyce Moon:

Greetings in the strong name of Jesus.
The Board of General Superintendents joins me in expressing sympathy at the death of Juanita Moon, and wonder at the celebration she is experiencing in heaven. for more than 30 years she faithfully served God and the church of the Nazarene through medical missions. Only eternity will reveal the many lives she touched for Christ and the Kingdom. As we grieve, we find comfort in knowing Juanita has already heard the Master say, "Well done, good and faithful servant; enter into the joy of the Lord."
Mike and Beverly, we are sorry for the loss you and your family are experiencing, yet we know someday you will see your mother again in the presence of the Lord. May god's grace, love, and mercy strengthen you, comfort you, and give you courage to be true to Christ. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Blessings and grace,
Gustavo A. Crocker

Cyndi Scarlett

June 26, 2019

Bev and Mike - Sincere condolences on your loss. Your Mom was such a special lady. Our loss is most certainly heaven's gain. Praying for you and the family.

Beverly Bradley

June 23, 2019

From Leonard Ndlovu in Swaziland

May I pass our sincere condolences on behalf of friends in Swaziland. When a loved one passes on we run out of words to express our hurting. She was one lady who served the Lord not only in her country but in this part of the world too. A servant befitting the part of the statement, 'Well done faithful servant, come and enjoy the feast prepared for those who have served Me diligently.' May God comfort the Moons and all relatives. What comforts us all is knowing that she has gone to be with her Maker. May God be with you as you remember the contribution of this fallen soldier of the Lord.

Beverly Bradley

June 23, 2019

Shirley Thorpe
Precious memories of your parents! Love and prayers.

David William Mosher
Marquita made a cherry pie lat night and so I will partake of a piece today and remember the wonderful mentors to our first year in Swaziland.

Fili Chambo
My sincere condolences to the family. Missionaries Bill and Juanita will always have a special place in my heart. Our prayers are with the family.

Ladonna Bernard Greene
She was such a sweet, sweet kind woman. Only Heaven knows how many lives she touched and changed. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Elaine Perkins
What a wonderful lady & friend. Such a great example of compassion mixed with a special sense of humor. Juanita & Bill were so special & encouraging to us. We always enjoyed visiting with them in COS. Loved their sense of humor! Your mom was truly brave to come & stay with us after the Mozambique flooding in Xai Xai in 2000. Helping out with compassion as a nurse during a very difficult time. Prayers for you! We will all miss her.

Sheryl Perkins Tedder
Loved your mom! One of those' MK ' aunties who invested love in all the MK's who came across her path.

Beverly Bradley

June 23, 2019

Norma Felisa Bajoyo
Sorry for your loss but heaven's gain. Bill & Juanita were great friends who understood the predicament of new missionaries. Love them both. Am sure they have a great reunion at the feet of our heavenly Father.

Beverley Moore
My condolences to Bev, Mike and family. Sad to hear of the passing of your mom. She took me to my first children's Christian camp along with other MK's in 1967 to Florida, W Rand, S. Africa.

Carol Zurcher
Beverly and Mike, Fond memories of your folks and you from your days living on the Rand. We had some great times together, with always lots of laughter. Now they are rejoicing together in heaven. Love and prayers

Marlys McClintock Drebenstedt
Gone to Glory! Enjoy your reward, Auntie Juanita.

Beverly Bradley

June 23, 2019

From Betty-May Thomas
Gordon and I loved your parents very much. We were so privileged to call them our friends. Seldom in this world do you meet such exceptional people. I remember the time I was alone with my son Gideon at Endzingeni and he was very sick. So your Mum drove from Manzini, gathered us up like a mother hen (and our dirty washing as we had no running water or electricity). She took us to Manzini and Gideon to the hospital. Your dad knew I liked tea so he put a cup of tea in a bucket and brought it to me. When I was waiting to give birth to my daughter I took lots of grapes from Endzingeni and your Mum showed me how to mke jam. We had loads of it! So many happy memories. I thank God for them.

Beverly Bradley

June 23, 2019

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Marquita Hazlip Mosher II
So sorry. Bill and Juanita were so patient with these new missionaries who didn't want to bird watch, at first. I still have one of their bird books with markings of sightings from Kruger and other places.

From Edythe Crow
I am praying for you and yours.

Kathy Carl

June 21, 2019

Juanita Moon was already ill by the time I met her but her gentle, kind nature was always apparent to me. Juanita spoke of her life on the ranch in beautiful detail. She loved to hear the word of God spoken or read. I told her that I would look forward to seeing her again someday in Heaven. May God give peace and comfort to the family of Juanita.