Michael J. Moody: Michael J. Moody

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Former Steamboat Springs resident Michael J. Moody died April 30, 2004. He was 52.

Michael was born July 25, 1951, in Lockney, Texas, to Kenneth W. and Viola Peel Moody.

For 18 years, he was a master electrician for the city of Fort Collins, where he made invaluable friendships and touched many lives. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 969 in Grand Junction, as well as its local chapter in Lubbock, Texas. Before moving to Fort Collins, Michael worked as an electrician in Steamboat and Grand Junction, as well as other locations.

He was a faithful member of the Meadowlark Church of Christ in Fort Collins, and previously the West Side Church of Christ in Lockney, Texas. Michael was a devout Christian who touched many people according to the depth of his faith.

He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and he joked that he was going to catch the biggest Peacock bass once he arrived in heaven.

Michael married his wife, Brenda, in 1983. The couple has two daughters, Jennifer and Karla, who were the pride and joy of his life. They especially enjoyed the time spent together camping and fishing on the Conejos River in Southern Colorado. Michael was always there for his daughters and shared in their interests, their education and their activities. He was a devoted husband and father who will be sorely missed.

Michael had two brothers, Robert Wayne of Springerville, Ariz., and the late Billy Joe of Lockney, Texas.

Michael's family was moved by the number of people who supported them during his short illness. They feel richly blessed by all the friends and family who loved Michael and gave daily support through phone calls, cards, visits, gifts of food and prayers. He was a best friend, helper, father and husband.

Memorial services were held May 4, 2004, at Timberline Church in Fort Collins. Memorial contributions may be made to his daughters' college funds in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 650 W. Drake; Fort Collins, CO 80526.

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