Obituary: Ruben Moya Jr.
June 20, 1958 – May 19, 2021
Ruben Moya Jr. was born June 20, 1958, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and passed away May 19, 2021, at his home in Brighton, Colorado. He was the eldest and only son of Ruben Moya Sr. and Rosa Moya.
Ruben spent his early years growing up in Corpus Christi enjoying the Gulf waters, going to the beach, and fishing off the jetties. He followed his father’s line of work becoming an apprentice then journeyman Boilermaker.
Ruben retired January 2019 because of illness. That May he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroendocrine cancer. At the time of his retirement he was a project manager for APCompower. He was respected and known as a mentor, friend, and boss to his crew and a friend to colleagues at Xcel Energy. Ruben will always be remembered for his smile, laugh, and never making a firm commitment to a deadline. His crew affectionately called him “Papa,” and he called them “his boys.” He was blessed to have many of his crew and Xcel colleagues continue to call, send cards, and visit him right to the end.
Ruben’s family moved to Colorado in 1976 and to Craig in 1977. Ruben and his dad came to Craig to help build the power plant. In Craig, Ruben met his future wife, Sheri Baysinger. The couple were married in 1980 and celebrated their 40th anniversary last summer enjoying camping with their children and grandchildren. Ruben was father to five girls and three boys. Many fun family times were enjoyed camping at Dumont Lake, Hahn’s Peak, Steamboat Lake, and Pearl Lake.
Ruben had been one of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1973. In the early 1990’s he served as a ministerial servant helping in the literature department and giving Sunday talks. His faith remained important to him, and he encouraged his children and wife to rely on Jehovah for comfort after his passing. With confidence in Jehovah’s promise of an earthly resurrection, he would tell them he would be looking for them in paradise. It was just around the corner.
Ruben is survived by his wife, Sheri, daughters Shantiel, Tanyse (Josh) Fessler, Kaleya (Preston) Fertitta, Zhonesay, and Naveya, sons Trentin, Brayden, and Keidin, his grandsons Dawson and Grayson Fessler, his mom, Rosa Moya, sisters Diana Wilson, Monica (Gilbert) Rodriguez, and Brenda (Juan) Perez, mother and father-in-law Loren and Helen Baysinger, and nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Ruben Moya Sr.
Ruben’s memorial service will be held June 19, 2021, at 2 p.m. over Zoom.
Info for Ruben’s memorial
meeting ID: 832 1497 4437
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