James " Jim " Moulton, age 82, a former longtime resident of Seneca and Canyon City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his current residence in Emmett, Idaho. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 PM Friday, November 27, 2020 at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Canyon City. Pastor Levi Manitsas of Corner Stone Christian Fellowship will officiate.
Jim was born June 7th, 1938 in Ontario, Oregon to Orville and Elizabeth Moulton. He lived most of his life in Seneca, Oregon then moving to Canyon City, Oregon in 1978. Jim graduated from Grant Union High School in 1956, then joined the Army and served in Germany from 1956 to1958. Jim was a family man. He married Mary Trafton on June 6, 1959 and they later divorced in 1979. He married the love of his life, Norine Winters. They married November 20, 1982 and had just celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary, surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jim loved golfing and traveling until he and Norine were no longer able to due to his health. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting alongside his family, and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. It gave him great pleasure to teach his grandchildren and great grandchildren to say Papa before they could say Mama and Dada.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Norine, of Emmett, Idaho; his children, Joni and Johnny Gibson of Joseph, Oregon; Danny and Allison Winters of John Day, Oregon; Michelle and Shawn Hill of La Pine, Oregon; and Tina and Michael Wiley of Hunington , Oregon; his 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Delores and Dunk Ostberg and his brother Burrel Moulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Elizabeth Moulton; his brother Gene Moulton; and his children Mark and Traci Moulton.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Oregon 97845.
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