Larry Moyes

1952 ~ 2021


Sept. 19, 2021
1:00 PM
The Chateau at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1951 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah

Our beloved Dad, Granddad, Brother, Uncle, and Friend crossed over to join his dearly departed family and friends on September 9, 2021. Larry was born March 7, 1952, to Jack and Shirley (Neuman) Moyes, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Larry was a bartender by trade the majority of his life. However, “Bartender” barely defines what Larry truly was. He was a Giant among men. If you were courageous enough to comment on his cowboy hat that was made 3 pounds heavier by the many pins he collected through his travels, or to mention the uniqueness of the rings he wore on his fingers, or perhaps comment on that trademark beard he wore on his face, you would quickly be greeted by a genuine smile and an authentic personality. And if you were lucky, you would hear his joke of the day. Regardless, you would have quickly known you were in the presence of a rare and wonderful human being.

Larry’s true joy was uplifting and supporting his family and friends. He showed such beautiful love to all who knew him. He loved growing his small gardens and found true delight in dropping off whatever little treasures he had grown to his neighbors and friends. He was always on the go, chasing an adventure or stopping in to visit old acquaintances.

Spending time with family and friends was the highlight of Larry’s life. He was a lover of the simple things - Dina’s pork chops, petting his little buddy (Toby the Dog), a cold Coors, a sip of whiskey, an 8 out of 8 on the keno machine, and wearing a denim jacket in 90-degree weather. We will all miss the jingle of his rings as his hands flew through the air during the telling of his endless stories and jokes.

To all who knew, loved, and appreciated Larry: He would want nothing more than for you to carry on his tradition of kindness and humor. Raise a glass in his honor and change the world one laugh at a time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack, and Shirley Moyes; sister, Susan Tonc; brother, Donald (Mary) Moyes; Niece, Brandi Tonc; and Nephews, Nicholas, and Tony Tonc.

He is survived by his daughters, Kristene (Tom) Kittredge, and Jodi Sundberg; companion Dina Perry; step-father, Jay Henninger; brother, Kenny (Tracey) Moyes; brother in law, Anton Tonc; sister in law, Mary Moyes; his nieces, Shannon Nelson, and Danielle (Justin) Miller; nephew Jared Moyes; great-nieces and nephews, Zach, Jordann, Madison, Shianne, Keyana, and Cody; grandchildren, Thomas, Sydney, Donivan, Max, Leila, A.J., David, and Breana; his best friend Mark “Gibbo” Gibson, as well as other cousins, family, and friends too numerous to name.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Downunder Club on Saturday, September 18, beginning at 5 p.m. (Over 21 only.)

The Downunder Club, 544 W 400 N, Bountiful, UT 84010

A second Celebration of Life will take place at The Chateau at Larkin Sunset Gardens on Sunday, September 19, from 1-3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m., followed by a service at 2 p.m.

Larkin Sunset Gardens at the Chateau. 1951 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092


It's the end of the line, this trip around. We knew you were, and you knew you were, HEADING FOR THE LIGHT. LOVE YOU BRO. KEEP THE LIGHT ON FOR ME.

- Hal Hammond

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again! ~ H. Scott Holland~

Thank you for healing me, Ole Boy! A life changed forever because you were in it. Love always and always, Gibbo.

- Mark Gibson

God bless

- Maryanne Randa

My sympathy for your loss. Larry was always friendly and an all around good guy.
Rest in paradise Larry.

- Trina Poike

I am so glad we got a chance to meet each. David loved you so much and we are so very lucky to have David in our family. Sweet rest my friend. Jackie

- Jackie Lord

I miss you Larry. You were like a brother to me. RIP

- Dennis Ewer

I have such fond memories of Uncle Larry’s infectious laugh, he was always larger than life to me. I’m so sorry that I won’t be there to celebrate his life but I’ll be there in spirit. Sending love to all of his loved ones in this hard time.

- Jamie Galati

Shanon I was so sorry to here about Lunky. Haven't seen or talked to him for a while but so many memories of when we were kids. He was my best friend and there will never be anyone like him. Sending love and hugs

- Linda Shreve