OBITUARY

Karen Shea Moon

June 19, 1953June 23, 2018
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Karen Shea Moon, age 65 went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 23, 2018. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughter and daughter’s father after a long, tough battle in the hospital. Shea was born June 19, 1953 in El Dorado, Arkansas. She is survived by daughter Taylor Shea Robison-Moon, her brother Gary Barnard and many other relatives. She is preceded in death by parents James and Juanita Barnard and sisters Peggy Schiesser and Shirley Nobis. Shea grew up in southern California later moving back to Monticello, Arkansas where she graduated from Drew Central High School. She attended the University of Arkansas in Monticello where she received an associate degree in Nursing, then soon began her career as a registered nurse. She lived in Japan for two years and traveled to many countries around the world. She also lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and later moved to Houston, Texas where she began her life with Jesse Gerald Robison. They had a daughter together, Taylor Shea Robison-Moon, in 1991. She continued her nursing career working for Memorial Hermann Hospital as a clinic director and later at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2008, Shea was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension that led to the need of a single lung transplant which she received on August 16, 2009. Shea was a member of St. Laurence Catholic church in Sugar Land, Texas. She had a true love for all animals especially her chihuahua Mia who was always by her side. She had a passion for reading and her dream was to have a big library room that would hold her extensive collection of books. Shea also enjoyed being around the water, especially the beach. One of her favorite things to do was to spend time with friends and family sharing stories and entertaining at her home even when she was unwell. She always cared about how others were doing and never complained about her own troubles. Despite her great discomfort, she always managed to keep a smile on her face. Her illnesses did not define who she was, but instead motivated her to fight until the very end. Shea was a very devoted mother to her daughter Taylor who was the love and light of her life. Everyone who knew Shea believed she was an incredibly loving, compassionate, caring woman who truly made a special impact on anyone she met. A memorial service celebrating the life of Karen Shea Moon will be held for family and friends on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Settegast-Kopf funeral home at 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. (281) 565-5015.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Melissa Moon

June 28, 2018

Shea was a fairly young woman when she took me on as her stepdaughter. When I visited Baton Rouge in the summers, I spent most of my time with Shea since my dad was working. She would take me to her exercise classes, and we'd drive around Baton Rouge in her pale yellow Cadillac. I remember she loved scary movies, and she was so much fun to be around. I've thought about her over the years, and I even attempted to locate her on social media. I just wanted her to know that I remembered her fondly and appreciated her loving kindness. She must have been an amazing Mom; my deepest sympathies to you, Taylor.

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Biography

Karen Shea Moon, age 65 went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 23, 2018. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughter and daughter’s father after a long, tough battle in the hospital. Shea was born June 19, 1953 in El Dorado, Arkansas. She is survived by daughter Taylor Shea Robison-Moon, her brother Gary Barnard and many other relatives. She is preceded in death by parents James and Juanita Barnard and sisters Peggy Schiesser and Shirley Nobis. Shea grew up in southern California later moving back to Monticello, Arkansas where she graduated from Drew Central High School. She attended the University of Arkansas in Monticello where she received an associate degree in Nursing, then soon began her career as a registered nurse. She lived in Japan for two years and traveled to many countries around the world. She also lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and later moved to Houston, Texas where she began her life with Jesse Gerald Robison. They had a daughter together, Taylor Shea Robison-Moon, in 1991. She continued her nursing career working for Memorial Hermann Hospital as a clinic director and later at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2008, Shea was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension that led to the need of a single lung transplant which she received on August 16, 2009. Shea was a member of St. Laurence Catholic church in Sugar Land, Texas. She had a true love for all animals especially her chihuahua Mia who was always by her side. She had a passion for reading and her dream was to have a big library room that would hold her extensive collection of books. Shea also enjoyed being around the water, especially the beach. One of her favorite things to do was to spend time with friends and family sharing stories and entertaining at her home even when she was unwell. She always cared about how others were doing and never complained about her own troubles. Despite her great discomfort, she always managed to keep a smile on her face. Her illnesses did not define who she was, but instead motivated her to fight until the very end. Shea was a very devoted mother to her daughter Taylor who was the love and light of her life. Everyone who knew Shea believed she was an incredibly loving, compassionate, caring woman who truly made a special impact on anyone she met. A memorial service celebrating the life of Karen Shea Moon will be held for family and friends on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Settegast-Kopf funeral home at 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. (281) 565-5015.