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William Chesney Moe

September 2, 1936 May 7, 2019
William Chesney Moe
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William Chesney Moe, 82

William Chesney Moe, 82, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, passed away on May 7, 2019 at his home in Spirit Lake. William was born on September 2, 1936 in National City, California. His parents, Clarence Oscar Moe and Mona Ruth McCleese, raised him and his identical twin, Robert, in Chula Vista, California.

He graduated from Chula Vista High School in 1955. He and Robert then went to work as cowboys in Payson, Arizona. Looking back, their generation was probably the last of the cowboys. All they had was a horse with which to do the job. Nowadays, we see cowboys using cell phones, ATVs, and helicopters. He would work a second time as a cowboy after serving in the Navy, this time near Yuma, Arizona.

Upon his return to California, he joined the Navy. After boot camp and training as a Hospital Corpsman and a Dental Technician, he was assigned to the Fleet Marine Force, a branch of the Navy where physicians and dentists and their support staff were assigned to the U.S. Marines. He spent about a year and a half with the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa. He was then assigned to the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton in California. In 1959, he entered the U.S. Navy Reserve and served with them for the next 16 years.

During this time he worked at General Dynamics in San Diego on the Atlas Missile Program as site dispatcher. In 1964, he married Sharon DeJarnett and they were blessed with a daughter, Kimberley and a son, William. After their divorce in 1982, he married Juanita Navarro and her two children, Susy (Kraft) and Adam Navarro. At this point, they moved to North Idaho where they welcomed their youngest daughter, Katie (Cleveland).

William had many accomplishments including time as a professional dog trainer, training Labrador Retrievers, judging Field and Obedience trials and conducting dog obedience classes for 20 years. He studied for and became a pilot with a Commercial Multi-Engine Rating, flying charters throughout Southern California. He also entered the government service arena for one year, serving as the Mayor of Spirit Lake. William’s hobbies were stamp collecting and bird watching, since 1966 with a Life List of over 400 birds.

William leaves behind his wife, Juanita of 36 years; three daughters, Kim (Connie) from Airway Heights, Washington, Susy of Salem, Oregon, and Katie (Joey) of Hayden, Idaho; as well as two sons, Bill (Denise) of Ramona, California and Adam (Elaine) Keizer, Oregon. His grandchildren have given him many years of joy. They consist of seven grandsons: Drew Sand, Austin Moe, Cody Felts, Adam Moe, Mason King, Aaron Moe, and Johnny Cleveland. He has two beautiful granddaughters, Anna and Ellis Navarro. He also leaves behind his twin brother, Robert (Carolyn) of Schwenksville, PA; brother, Jim (Gayle) of Carlsbad, CA; and sister, Connie Earls (Gary) of Chula Vista, CA.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Yates Funeral Home – Hayden Chapel, 373 East Hayden Avenue, Hayden Lake, ID. A graveside service is planned for 11:15 AM on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 West Espanola Road, Medical Lake, WA. The memorial service will be at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 15151 North Meyer Road, Rathdrum, ID.

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5:00 PM 5/30/2019 5:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/30/2019 6:00:00 PM
Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel

373 E. Hayden Avenue
Hayden Lake, ID 83835

Yates Funeral Homes & Cremation - Hayden Chapel
373 E. Hayden Avenue Hayden Lake 83835 ID
United States





11:15 AM 5/31/2019 11:15:00 AM - 11:45 AM 5/31/2019 11:45:00 AM
Washington State Veterans Cemetery

21702 W. Espanola Rd.
Medical Lake, WA 99022

Washington State Veterans Cemetery
21702 W. Espanola Rd. Medical Lake 99022 WA
United States

Memorial Service




1:00 PM 6/1/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 6/1/2019 2:00:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

15151 N. Meyer Road
Rathdrum, ID 83858

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
15151 N. Meyer Road Rathdrum 83858 ID
United States

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