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Nancy Joan James

Female 1933 - 2002  (69 years)


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  • Name Nancy Joan James  [1
    Gender Female 
    Born 27 March 1933  Farmersville, Collin Co., Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 28 October 2002  Lake Isabella, Kern Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 2 November 2002  Shafter Memorial Park, Shafter, Kern Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I72958  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 April 2008 

    Family/Spouse Jerry Jasper Moffatt,   b. 3 June 1930, Holdenville, Hughes Co., Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 November 1992, Bakersfield, Kern Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 26 October 1952  Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    Family ID F51012  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Buried in Shafter Memorial Park, Shafter, Kern, California

      From the Bakerfsfield Californian Obit: This was written by Debbie Moffatt (daughter-in-law):
      Joannie Moffitt was born in Farmersville, Tx to John Lewis James and Rushia Jane Ramay. She came to Shafter, Ca. with her parents, two brothers and sister during the Dust Bowl Era. She loved to tell her family about the adventure of traveling in a caravan across state lines with a mattress tied to the roof of the car, camping on the side of the road, cooking over an open fire and sleeping under the stars. She was very proud of her heritage, likening her migration to California to John Steinbecks Grapes of Wrath.

      Our mom was born tapping her toes, and it was at a dance that she met her future husband, Jerry Moffitt. They married in October 1952, and from this union had two sons, Jerry and Terry. Mom was very proud of her two boys, who grew up to be every little boys dream..firemen. We could tell you about all her accomplishments, which were many, but we want people who read this to know what an incredible individual our mother was. Mom never met a stranger. Her warmth transcended all boundries. To know her was to love her. She loved to shop, play, travel, eat at the Spaghetti Factory, toilet paper her best friends house, talk about her religious beliefs, take her daughters-in-law to see broadway shows,entertain her grandchildren and their friends, eat Moose Tracs with her kids, and play Skip-Bo with her family. She always said her middle name was Bye-Bye, and her first great grandchild called her Grandma Bye-Bye. To say she was loved doesn't do her justice, because we have a hole in our hearts the size of a crater. As we write this short tribute to her life, we can hardly believe she is gone, bacause we thought she would be here forever.

      God had other plans when He allowed Joannie to get the Big C. But, during her year long ordeal she never waivered from her faith, and she never complained, even in the last hours of her life. Her doctors called her an inspiration to many, but we say she was inspiration to all . She loved us all so completely and unconditionally, and we miss her terribly, but her life taught us how valuable families are, and we thank her for being the matriarch of our family. She was a beautiful, fun-loving woman.

      We will lay our mother to rest with graveside services on Friday, November 1 at 11:00 am in Shafter. We will celebrate her life on Saturday, November 2 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Camarillo. Joannie leaves behind her boys, Jerry, and wife Yvette of Lake Isabella, Terry and wife Debbie of Bakersfield; grandchildren Pete and fiance Andrea, John and wife Tiffany, Keila, Heather, Beau, Jake, Nathan, Becca, Bret and great grandson Jared. Her many dear and wonderful friends include Mary Moore, Shirley Miller, Marsue and Richard Williams, Pat, Peggy, Flake, Irene, Goldie, Dale, and so many more we would love to include. These people were there for her and her family, and we love you all. Joannie always said , "Bloom where you are planted". She bloomed yaer round. Thank you God, for the opportunity to have her in our lives. Now You have her for eternity. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1805] GEDCOM file titled “moffatt family.ged”, submitted by Yvette Moffatt.

    2. [S1807] Death Certificate--Kern County.


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