Virginia B. Moya


Virginia B. Moya passed away on Oct. 9, 2018. She was 92. She was born the second of nine children to Belle and Cornelio Barela.

Virginia was preceded in death by both of her parents, her brother Carl Jr. (Sonny) Barela (Virginia); her sister Rosie Casillas; her brother Danny Tarango; her husband, Angel Moya and her daughter, Barbara (John) Moya-Clemo, all of Globe.

She is survived by her sisters, Helen (Andy) Salazar and Juanita (Chalo) Reynoso, and her brothers, Jimmy (Rosemary) Tarango and Fred (Carmen) Barela.

Virginia is also survived by her four children, Terry (Rosanne) Moya, David (Susie) Moya, Sharon (Eddie) Munoz and George, all of Globe. She had 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Those that knew Virginia knew her as a woman with a strong relationship with our Lord, an amazing mother and wife, and a doting grandmother to all of her grandchildren. However, her list of talents does not end there. Virginia was also an amazing seamstress during her lifetime. She was a woman ahead of her time with her own home-based business, where she took on jobs like sewing costumes for the local dance school and making the uniforms for the pom squad for the local high school. It was her family that benefited the most from her expert seamstress skills, however. She had the ability to make magic happen with her pink sewing machine and a piece of fabric, and she loved sharing her gift with everyone close to her.

Virginia was also an amazing cook. She knew how to make even the smallest event into a feast. Her energy and her food supply seemed never ending, as she fed every single person who came through her door with grace and love in her heart.

But perhaps one of her biggest accomplishments of all was her dedication of how important education was to her. As a young woman, she had always wanted to become a teacher, but like so many, life had other plans for her. She did not let that deter her. Instead, she used her living room as a schoolroom, and took on the responsibility to try to give every child in her care the benefit of her teachings. She often spent countless hours teaching any child she could reach how to read and write, as well as study math and spelling. Her goals for everyone were not only to master their lessons, but also to excel in their studies. Virginia unselfishly gave of herself to so many, so that those who came after her would understand the value of being educated. She left so many family members and friends behind who can say they owe their success in life to her early influence and teachings in their lives, and for that we are all grateful.

There will be a celebration of life for Virginia on Nov. 10, 2018 at Holy Angel’s Catholic Church in Globe. Visitation will start at 8 a.m., with a rosary at 8:30 a.m., followed by mass at 9 a.m. There will be a reception to follow the mass at the Holy Angel’s Church Hall. We ask all those that knew her to please join us in this time of fellowship to honor Virginia’s life.

Assisting the family; Lamont Mortuary of Globe.

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