Fred Allen Moon Sr.
December 14, 1939-January 22, 2021
Fredrick Allen Moon Sr. was born in Hoopa to Charlie Moon Jr. and Myrtle Elizabeth Nixon Moon on December 14, 1939.
Fred Moon Sr. passed away peacefully at home on January 22, 2021 surrounded by family. He is proceeded in death by his Father Charlie Moon Jr, Mother Myrtle Elizabeth Nixon Moon, Son Fredrick Allen Moon Jr, Son Clyde Moon Jr. Siblings: Joseph Moon Sr., Idell Brock, Richard Moon, Delores Mercado, Leland Moon, and Dorothy Lincoln, Granddaughter Dee-Faye Moon, Grandson Billy Dee Carter, Granddaughter Serenity Hope.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years Carmen Louise Moon, his brothers and their wives Melvin and Kayo Moon, Clyde Moon Sr. and Donna, and sister-in law Syd Carroll, his children: Ronalda Jordan (Danny), Delores Moon, Richard Moon (Tamela), Marjorie Moon, Lila Lucero (Chris), Jimaica McLaughlin. Grandchildren: Carmeli Begay (Nolan), Leland Jordan, Christina Risling-Moon, Virgil McLaughlin, Medero Moon Sr., Analisa Cavil (Rashauna), Liles Cavil (Yvonne), Richard Moon, Meagen Baldy (Guy), Darrell Moon Sr. (Ernestine), Jasmine Booth (Elexis), Travis Moon (Chernabyl), Nena Macias, Shaleen Carlson, Damon Cross, and Aaron Cross (Rochelle). Great Grandkids: Raymond, Helena, Rylan, Melia, Eric, Raymond A., Dianna, Richard, Fredrick, Naschewen, Kayrich, Kaycen, Dolly, Medero, Mederiona, Emony, Prince, Diauni, London, Brookelyn, Liles Jr., Queenz, Robert, Emily, Raymond B., Riley, Anjelica, Issac, Antonio, Santiago, Jayceonrmen, Darrell Jr, Anthony, Malachi, Jordan Ch’inso:n, Michael, Chai, Faith, Woodsie, David, Kylie, Kalissa.
Fred was a proud member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. Fred started his career as a logger in the logging industry at the age of 16 years old. He also met the love of his life, Carmen McCovey, along with her daughter, Ronalda, in Hoopa. Fred and Carmen married October 28, 1956 and welcomed their first-born son, Fredrick Allen Moon Jr., and he was followed by Delores Moon, Richard Moon and Marjorie Moon. The Moons soon took an adventure to Hawaii, where Fred worked in steel mill at Pearl Harbor. Fred often spoke of this time especially when he had to swim out in the ocean to save his sons Fred and Richard from being swept out to China. During this time Fred enjoyed living like the locals in Hawaii but decided to move his family back Hoopa. Once back in Hoopa, there was a lot of youth who came through that became family but the two who were biggest in their hearts were Fred and Carmen’s double niece and nephew Lil’ Clyde and Lila, who Fred considered his own.
Fred then went to barber college in the late ‘60s in Long Beach. This is where Fred began his lifelong career as a barber. Fred started his first job as an apprentice in Sacramento. He then moved back into Humboldt County and cut hair in Elgar’s Barber shop in Blue Lake, which led him to moving into McKinleyville, where he started Moon’s Barber Shop in the early ‘70s. This is when Fred found his lifetime career. Not only did he cut hair for numerous community members, he cut most of his grandchildren hair throughout the decades. Fred then moved into his family home on Moon Lane.
Fred served as a councilmember for the Hoopa Tribe during the ‘90s and served as Vice Chairman. Carmen ran the Natives Fire Crew, which enabled him to accompany his wife on for numerous years where he met a lot of young men and woman who considered him as their mentor and also as their praying Papa Fred. On this crew throughout the seasons, he always said that Carmen was in charge out there, but once we we’re home it’s all me!
Fred Moon was a die-hard San Francisco Forty-Niners fan. He enjoyed watching football with all his family. Fred also enjoyed his trips to the Lucky Bear aka Hungry Bear Casino throughout the years.
Fred has left a rich legacy for his family and an example on how to walk as a Hupa person with respect and keeping his family together.
Services will be as followed: Wake at the Hoopa Assembly of God Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 5 p.m to 10 p.m. (Mask required and limited family and community allowed). Graveside services Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. at Moon Family Cemetery (dress warm and COVID protocols in place)
Pall Bearers: Richard Moon, Darrell Moon Sr., Travis Moon, Damon Cross, Aaron Cross, Leland Jordan, Antonio Correa, Santiago Moon, Robert Baldy, Raymond Baldy, Riley Baldy and Michael Te’odecki.
Honorary Pall Bearers: Clyde Moon Sr., George Moon, Danny Jordan, Raymond Begay, Richard Barry Moon, Sonny Pratt, Paco Garcia, Robert “Kash” McCovey, Loren McCovey, Mike Orcutt, Kevin Orcutt, Nick Mercado, Liles Cavil, Medero Moon Sr., Medero Moon Jr., Price Richards, Walt Lara, Tim Casey, Blaze Carpenter.
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