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.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Karen Shea Moon

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Denise Boyer

August 9, 2018

Taylor:
Although I did not know your Mom for a long time, I immediately knew that she was someone special. In the midst of her struggles, she always brought light into the room. It was evident that she loved you so much and was so proud of you and the aspirations that you had for your life. She truly was a proud Momma Bear.
Remarkably, when I had a health issue, she reached out to me to express her concern for me without regard to her own personal struggles. She cared more for others than herself and wanted to know how she could help me. Her expression of love was so heartfelt, and once again I knew that she was truly a remarkable woman.
I wish that I had gotten to know her sooner, but thank God that he gave me the blessing of getting to meet her and know her. She touched my life in ways in which I could never begin to express. Seeing her unselfish expression of love, showed me the goodness in people in a time when I needed it the most.
I will never forget your Mom. She taught me so much in such a short period of time and God used her in my life; even though it was far too short of a time.
Taylor, your Mom will live inside of you forever and she will forever be proud of you, her precious Daughter.
Love you lots,
Denise Boyer

Judy Uptigrove

August 8, 2018

Shea was my best friend in school she always had my back and I had hers she was the person who would always treat you like she wanted to be treated but don't push her button to hard or she would strike back like a snake we always ended our phone calls with I love you Shea you will always be missed by the classmates of drew centralhigh school of nineteen seventyone Rest In Peace Taylor is being watched and protected by our lord Jesus Christ love you and will see you on the other side friend

Barbara Seidl

August 8, 2018

I remember listening to Karrie Clough Stewart talking so lovingly about her Aunt Shea. She always made her sound so sweet and very interesting. Karrie call me her second mom, so I've heard a lot of good stories.

Kacie Gage

August 8, 2018

Aunt Shea was such a kind hearted and selfless lady, with a quick wit and ready laugh. She was such a fighter, beating the odds multiple times, carrying on when we thought she wasn’t going to pull through.
We shared a love of reading, a love of dogs, and just love. I can only hope to have inherited that same fighting spirit she and her siblings have.

Her stories were always so inspirational to me. As a kid I wanted to be just like her. She was a nurse. She had lived in Japan. She was just so much fun. She taught me how much fun it could be to be an aunt. I carry that legacy on by teaching kiddos to show their chewed up food to me (behind their hand so Mom doesn’t see of course) and by fully living my life and enjoying it.

I will forever treasure the memories. Flights and bus rides to Houston with Nanny and Poppy to visit Aunt Shea. The smell of her garage. FaceTiming her to share the news of our engagement. Having her in the audience as I received my doctorate. Discussing what books we were reading or planned to read. Accidentally locking myself and Taylor in her bathroom. Telling scary stories on the porch, with her scaring us outside the bedroom window that night.

It’s easy to think about all the reasons I’ll miss her. All the things I’ll miss about her. But I know she is better now, and I find peace in that knowledge. Her suffering is over and she is free of her broken body and her earthly limitations. I’ll love you forever, Aunt Shea

Cliff Fitzwater

August 8, 2018

shea was a genuine person who was always kind to everyone and never spoke bad of anyone.. I knew her entire family shea and I were very close in school so sad to hear her passing... RIP my friend you’ll be missed..

Ronnie Rupe

August 8, 2018

Shea was a truly amazing woman. I had the honor of her being a close friend of mine for many years. We supported each other through many tough times in life. I witnessed her raise an amazing daughter Taylor. Who grew up to be a truly awesome and loving person to her mom, animals and other people. Shea struggled for many years with her health but never really complained about it. She is in heaven now and I know she will be the guardian angel watching over Taylor the rest of her life.

Karen Stewart

August 7, 2018

Aunt Shea has always been a role model. She's a hero to me! No matter how bad of a day she had or how bad she felt she made sure to make you feel good with her twinkling eyes and bright smile. Shea put everyone before herself. I will never forget the summers I spent at her house, the nights we spent on her sailboat telling jokes and ghost stories, the days riding around in the corvette, or the many trips back and forth to Nanny and Poppy's house. I remember how excited she was to be having Taylor(her little miracle). I will miss our long talks on the phone most of all. I think at times our conversations lasted well over an hour. I know we have gained a guardian angel. She will always be beside us and in our hearts. I love you Aunt Shea-Shea!

Karen Burgos

August 7, 2018

Shea was such sunshine amidst all she went through. An aspiration to us all.

I enjoy remembering the wine country weekend we enjoyed......lovely scenery,
kicked back attitude, dancing, live music,
Great steaks, good wine!! Lot’s of girlfriend Love.

Shea, I have enjoyed being included in your holidays. You were always inclusive.
You are my True Heart Friend.
I Love You with all my heart!!
Karen

Leslie Faul

August 7, 2018

Karen Shea Moon, you were such an amazing, caring, compassionate, sweet, selfless, wonderful, beautiful inside and out Mom and person. For the longest I forgot your first name only because I called and knew you by Mama Moon. You always made me feel like I was part of the family. I’ll never forget the chats we had at your table, the jokes we made about Mia. The welcoming, loving feeling you always gave me every single time I was over. You are one in a million and I will always remember so many wonderful memories. I remember prom night, curling Taylor’s hair, I’ll never forget that smile and just looking at you with nothing but pure happiness. Through everything you went through, not once did I see you sad or down, but always happy, appreciative and wanting to know what was going on in my life. I look at your picture now and it brings me in tears, I want you to know, you were always someone I looked up to, you were the most amazing Mother to Taylor. You are an angel now, and you will always be here to us. I will cherish the memories I have of you, always.. I love you, Mama Moon.

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.

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.