James Moulton

James Patrick "Jim" Moulton

Sunday, April 5th, 1959 - Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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James Patrick Moulton, 60, passed away likely due to a heart attack on Sunday, November 3,
2019 following his habitual spin class and weightlifting workout with dear friends at the Ed and
Ruth Lehman YMCA.

He was born April 5, 1959 in Redlands, California to Dr. Eugene and Lillian (Foote) Moulton.
Jim eventually moved with his family to Billings, Montana where he graduated from Billings
Senior High School in 1978. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana,
Missoula in 1981, a master’s through the University of Utah in 1987, and earned his Teaching
Certification from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1992.

Jim was a proud veteran. At the end of High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps
Reserves, and transferred into the Army ROTC program while attending the U of M. Following
graduation Jim received his active duty commission as an Officer in the Corps of Engineers, and
while attending the Officer Basic Course met the love of his life and proposed Christmas Day,
1982, after just five short months.

On June 25, 1983, Jim married Dabney Noah.

Over the next 10 years, Jim and Dabney were stationed in Alaska, Utah, Arizona, and Jim spent
a year in Korea. In 1991 he transitioned from active duty to the Army Reserve. He and Dabney,
by then with three children, bought their home in Longmont and have lived here ever since.

Jim had a long career as a teacher in the St. Vrain Valley, beginning at Northridge Elementary in
1993, then opening Silver Creek High School in 2002 for two years, and has since been teaching
Physics at Longmont High School for most of the last 15 years. Jim’s dedication to teaching was
tremendous. His day never ended when the students went home. He often put lessons to music
and would bring his guitar to sing to his classes. During the AP Physics exam, students were
reportedly heard humming his tunes. Jim retired in 2014 but following the tragic passing of the
teacher who replaced him, Jim returned to LHS in 2016. As soon as he heard news of the
tragedy, Jim was in Principal Rick Olsen’s office volunteering to return for the best of the
students. That was Jim.

Jim loved spending time with his family, whether it was a grueling hike or a movie on the couch,
he was always there for them and anyone who needed him. He was a regular at the YMCA and
an avid fly fisherman, hiker, and skier. Jim climbed 20 of Colorado’s 14ers, and served as a
volunteer member of the Eldora Mountain Ski Patrol. He loved remote, lonesome mountain
places, and the causes most important to him were protecting wildlife and the environment.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Russell Moulton.

Jim is survived by his wife Dabney, three children Marilyn Hammond and husband Eric, Dan
Moulton and wife Megan and Jeff Moulton; four grandchildren Theodore and Otto Hammond
and James and Emilia Moulton and two sisters Joanne Krahnert and Jeanne Avery.

A celebration of Jim’s life will take place at 4:00 pm Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Ed and
Ruth Lehman YMCA. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Nature Conservancy or any organization
fighting climate change or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, November 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 4:00pm
    Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA
    900 Lashley Street
    LONGMONT, CO 80501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Ed and Ruth Lehman YMCA
    900 Lashley Street
    LONGMONT, CO 80501
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A reception will be held immediately following the celebration of Jim's life at the YMCA.


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Shelley Green

Posted at 04:49pm
Through the example of his living, Jim revealed to us the very best of humanity. For this I will be forever grateful.

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Love, Colton and Megan Hoge

Posted at 04:58pm
Moulton Family, We are so very sorry for you lose. What an amazing man Jim was and hleaves a legacy with so many. You are in our hearts and prayers.
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Rachel Curran (Davis)

Posted at 04:40pm
Mr. Moulton was my second grade teacher, and my favorite teacher of all time. He was so kind and warm, and always made me feel comfortable and special. I will never forget him playing his guitar for us every day, "This land is your land, this land is my land." When I ran into him years later at Longmont High School years later (though I was not in his class) he remembered me. I deeply regret that I will not be able to make it to the funeral to celebrate his life and pay my respects. My heart is with Mr. Moulton's loved ones. He was truly one of a kind.

Sincerely-Lorette Hankins-Humphreys

Posted at 12:49pm
Dear Moulton/Noah family-I wish I had known Jim. Through the stories, pictures and videos Dabney has shared over years- He was an amazing human being.
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Carol Williamson

Posted at 10:43am
I send along my deepest sympathies to Jim's family. My daughter and Jim's daughter played college basketball together and I enjoyed our times together supporting these amazing young women. Jim was also so welcoming and warm and I know he will be missed greatly by his wonderful family.

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