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Carl Joseph Moody
January 10, 1938 ~ September 21, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Carl Joseph Moody, 85, of Elko, Nevada passed away peacefully at his home on September 21, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Carl was born on January 10, 1938, to Frank Arnold and Ida Marie (Joseph) Moody in Libby, Montana. He was the third of four children in the family. As a child he loved swimming, hunting, fishing, and going for long walks. He attended schools in Libby, Montana.
Just after turning 17, Carl joined the Navy and served in Korea during the war. After returning home to Montana, Carl met and married Susan Blackler. Carl and Susan had four children, Susan, CJ, Marleen, and Jon. The family resided in Montana until moving to Elko, Nevada in 1983. While in Montana, Carl owned a landscaping business and was a heavy equipment operator.
When Carl’s beloved wife Susan passed away in 1994 after 34 years of marriage, Carl married Shirley Monson, who had also been widowed. Together they shared 27 years of travel, adventure, big family gatherings, wonderful stories, and love.
Carl was known for his beautifully handcrafted creations with wood. His workshop was often buzzing with power tools creating furniture and gifts, large and small. Many loved ones have his hand-crafted wooden item that they treasure.
Carl was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He loved to serve others and share his wisdom, skills, and stories - especially with the boy scouts. He and Shirley served a mission for the church in Alcova, Wyoming at the Mormon Pioneer Handcart Visitor Center. There, Carl operated equipment making repairs and crafted handcarts for the visitors to participate in a pioneer trek while Shirley was a tour guide. He especially enjoyed having church in a barn. It was a barn he helped construct.
A significant event in Carl’s life was his encounter with a black bear. Fortunate to have survive the encounter, he confronted his fear by participating in a bear hunt where he bagged a black bear. The pelt of that bear, and his many bear figurines and decorations, were a reminder of his having conquered those fears and moved forward with strength.
Carl will be remembered for being a dedicated family man who loved his family members dearly. His kindness and thoughtfulness will be remembered by all who had the honor of knowing him.
Carl is predeceased by his first wife Susan, his grandson Nathaniel Moody, Shirley’s-son Kent Monson, his parents, his brothers, a sister, and a nephew. He is survived by his children, Susan Hankinson (James), Marleen Evans (Jim), CJ Moody (Sally), and Jon Moody (Dawn). He is also survived by Shirley’s children, Verdene Alcorn (Vyrl), Dale Monson (Pam), Paul Monson, Valerie Beck (Larry), Sharon Byram, Bill Monson (Susan), Barbara Hasting (Steve), as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 28 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3001 North Fifth Street in Elko.
Viewing will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by services at 12:30. Graveside military honors will take place at the Elko City Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.