Jeffrey Keith Moxon


Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to parents Harold and Mary Moxon, the third of five children, Jeffrey Keith Moxon, of Gig Harbor, died at home May 26 surrounded by loved ones after a battle with cancer. He was 67 years old.

Jeff was gifted at making mischief with his best friend and brother Kevin, which ultimately landed them both in the U.S. Army. After discharge, Jeff and Kevin lived their best life by hitchhiking around the country and settled for several months on the Colorado River just below the Imperial Dam with a group of likeminded individuals (hippies). He often reflected on those times as some of his happiest memories.

He made his way to Washington where he met his first wife Kay, the mother of his five girls. He was living in an apartment next to the Ray and Gene’s Tavern in Tacoma, where she tended bar. Jeff went on to marry the mother of his boys, his second wife Lori, with whom he also shared two grandchildren.

Jeff had a fantastic sense of humor, infectious laugh and genuine smile. He enjoyed music, especially Bob Dylan and Neil Young. He loved the simple things in life found in nature and animals. He cherished his family and took great pride in his children and grandchildren who knew him as Papa Jeff.

With his degree in HVAC from Bates Technical College, Jeff worked as an environmental maintenance director at various care and assisted living facilities where he made friends with staff, residents and families alike.

Jeff’s favorite pastimes were being with family, golfing, enjoying the beach along the Purdy Spit, playing guitar, savoring whiskey, and time he could spend with the people he loved.

Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary, Jeff is survived by his brothers Bruce and Kevin (Charmaine); his sisters Ethelanne (Sam) and Charlotte (Charlie); his lifelong friend and former wife Kay; stepmom to his daughters and mother of his boys Lori; his children Kelly, Kristin, Karly, Kassie, Katie (Garry), Cody and Tanner (Amelia), 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 4 nieces and nephews, and an honorary daughter.

Animals were important to Jeff. Donations in his honor to the Humane Society or any animal rescue organization will make a difference.

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. For notification of the event, please email Karly at or call 253-439-9962