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Nancy Ann Moen

1938 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Nancy Ann Moen Obituary
NANCY ANN MOEN was born on July 15, 1938 and grew up in Hermosa Beach, California. She passed on March 21, 2014 after a courageous 3½year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Campbell Underwood Hicks, an actor also known as Paul Page, and Ethel Louise Allis, a dancer in the Ziegfeld Follies. She grew up at the beach, enjoying the ocean, sand, and sun. After graduating from Mira Costa High School, she married and became a devoted mother of four children. She was actively involved in Brownies, Cub Scouts and supported youth sports as a team mother. In 1969, during an unintended stop in Norco, she saw a little girl share an ice cream cone with her horse and decided this is where she wanted to raise her children. She actively supported her children's involvement in school and 4-H for over 10 years as her children raised sheep, goats, horses, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. In 1982 she moved back to the beach, but returned to Norco six years ago where she lived simply enjoying the birds out her bedroom window, her beautiful canine baby girls, Peaches and Foxy, by her side, and her chickens in the yard. Our mom would have said that she had done everything she wanted to in raising her four children and seeing her grandchildren grow up, but she was so much more than that. Working at 20th Century Fox Studios, she once bumped into Elvis Presley (quite literally) and dropped everything she was carrying. She was not only speechless but couldn't glance up at him; it was a moment she never forgot. She also worked many years in administration for the medical industry, aerospace, and MADD. She enjoyed bowling in a league with her husband and friends, and instructed her children and grandchildren to "shake hands with the head pin." She was fortunate to travel to many places within and outside of the United States. Line dancing, sewing, knitting, embroidery, and refinishing furniture were some of her favorite pastimes. She had an uncanny knack for taking something "old" and making it "new" and could put together a delicious dish from a seemingly empty fridge. She loved organizing and made herself available to help family and friends when needed. She is one of the few remaining writers of handwritten letters for birthdays, holidays and keeping in touch. She was a one-of-a-kind, business-minded, no-nonsense matriarch with a dry sense of humor. She was generous in countless ways, and a friend to many, but shunned any type of attention. She was preceded in death by her son, William M. Moen, Jr., "Billy". She is survived by her three daughters: Kimberly Moen-Perez, Tamra Moen and Debra Moen; her four grandchildren: Daniel Perez, Jonathan Perez, Serena Moen, and Billy Moen; and her "sister-friend", Pat Burris. She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Family and friends will gather for a memorial at her Norco home on May 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Published in Press-Enterprise on May 16, 2014
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