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Voya Moon

April 14, 1940 — April 11, 2024

Davenport

Voya Moon

Voya (Vojislava Skrbic) Moon 83, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2024. Voya was born in Belgrade Serbia on April 14,1940. She grew up in a war-torn country, many times having to hide in bomb shelters during World War II as a young child. At 8 years old, 10 communist secret servicemen toting gunman raided their home and took her father away for "work against the country and it's people" They ransacked the house stole valuable family heirlooms the family had accumulated their entire lives. Even with such atrocities to her family, Voya always did her best to help others in any way she could. At 17 years old, she traveled alone by boat to America and finished her senior year of high school. Staying with her God parents in New Jersey. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Chemistry in 7 semesters.

 

While she was a student she met her husband John Harold Moon. They married on January 16, 1961, and on September 20,1961 her only child John (JD) Daedalis Moon was born. Voya began to work teaching in 2 high schools and then spent 26 years at the local community college teaching chemistry, and advanced math courses. Voya had also obtained her master's degree + 30 additional hours of education in chemistry. Throughout her years as an educator, she also spent countless hours tutoring many students. Many times, without being paid. Voya also enjoyed teaching on the weekends at the local public museums. She also enjoyed helping students with their resumes so they could gain employment. Voya hosted many of them in her own home. She delighted in taking young JD and his friends on many field trips to local businesses and factories. Voya was continually learning her entire life. Even into her late 60's she took Spanish courses at St. Ambrose University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish. She learned to speak and write the language fluently. She stayed with a host family in Ecuador and took her grandson Jared all over the country when he came to stay with her. She then took a trip alone to Ethiopia to visit Jared while he was working there. She was not done yet, she then took a trip with friend Carol to South Africa, Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Voya never had any fear and traveled to many exciting places all by herself the latest trip was to Iran. One of Voya's conversations was "Don't listen to the media, the Iranian people are some of the nicest people I've ever met" The country is beautiful. 

 

Voya was always very active; she had many friends at the YMCA and CASI. She loved her water aerobics and exercise classes. She enjoyed volunteering her time, such as reading to the blind on the Augustana Radio Station. She would go out regularly to the Davenport Public Library on Fairmount and check out books to read when she was out and about. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as they grew. Throughout her sudden decline in health, she was always very positive and did not complain. She could always remember the names of all the people who she encountered and enjoyed hearing their stories. Voya truly cared more for others than she did herself. She was truly and angel from God. 

 

She was proceeded in death by her husband John on January 24, 2012. Survivors include her only son JD and wife, Kris Moon. Her grandchildren Vanessa (Alex) Boston, Jared (Kahatiya) Moon, Erik (Cody) Moon. Great grandchildren, Matilda June, Luka Daedalus, Milo James. 

 

Voya's wishes were to be cremated upon passing and to have her ashes scattered in the ocean along with her husbands on one of JD's diving trips, and her garden at her home. Memorials may be made to The Davenport Public Library on Fairmount Street, or to WVIK dedicated to the APRIS program.

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