August 24, 1948 ~ May 9, 2019

Born in: Denver, CO
Resided in: Aurora, CO

Everett Windsor Moon was born as the only child to Everett Bernard Moon and Elizabeth Masola Moon on August 24, 1948, in Denver Colorado.

Everett spent his early childhood in Denver where he attended Columbine Elementary and was having too much fun, so his parents enrolled him in Mount Calvary Lutheran School for junior high school. His activities mostly were that of participation in the Denver Junior Police Band. The band provided performance opportunities for musicians in the community from intermediate to advanced avocational and professional players. From the age of 6 to 16 years old, Everett as a band member was invited to play in several Colorado gubernatorial and President, John F. Kennedy inauguration ceremonies.

A stellar athlete in his youth, Everett shined in football and basketball. One of his proudest moments was being apart of the Manual Thunderbolt Basketball Boys team. One basketball historian considers this team to be the “best ever” from Denver. In fact, they became the first “big” school undefeated state champions when they capped a 20-0 season in 1966.

He graduated from Manual High School in 1966 and was awarded a band and athletic scholarship to Adams State University. He also later received a degree from the Dallas School of Mortuary Science in 1972.

In 1972, to the union of Erma Jean Osborne, two sons, Stency Vanzuan and Shabron Windsor.

In 1980, to the union of the late Loretta Jean Sanders, two daughters, Shayla Evette, and Sheryl Loren were born.

In 1992, he met his soulmate and the love of his life, Theresa Titus, and became an integral part to her and her family.

Everett took pride in his craft as a mortician and served the Denver community by directing almost twenty thousand multi-ethnic & multi-religious funerals across Colorado in 57 years. Beginning at the age of 14, Everett was trained in the mortuary profession by his uncle and aunt, William H. Kirk & Ruby Kirk-Gray. In 1986, Everett became a minority business owner and founder of Moon Mortuary. He later served as Lead director and embalmer for Calvin Natt Family Mortuary, and then as Manager, for Horan & McConaty Mortuary.

Everett joined New Hope Baptist Church in 1956 under the pastorate of Rev. M.C. Williams. Everett remained a faithful and active member of the church until his death.

Ever the talented vocal soloist, Everett prided himself on serving as a soloist for Boettcher Hall Symphony Orchestra “Too Hot Too Handel” performance for 7 years. He was an active member of the “Legacy Community Choir” and member of the various choirs and ensembles.

He was a Master Mason and formerly held memberships in Rocky Mountain Lodge #1 F&AM, (PHA)as a Past Worshipful Master, as well as Mountain and Plains Consistory #33 and Syrian Temple #49.

Service and affiliation remained a constant throughout Everett’s life. He was a member of the Esquire Club with other notable African American men in the Denver community, as well as serving as a coach for the Denver Police Activity League (Prince Hall team) and the Manual High School Basketball teams for 10 years.

Everett was a devoted Christian, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Everett went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2019.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his Beloved Theresa Titus, his children Stency, Shabron (Nicole), Shayla, and Sheryl Alexander, (Raphael), Angela McConnell (Phillip), Jesse Richardson (Debbie), Marquell Wyatt; his 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, a host of cousins, and many friends.

 

Services

Visitation: May 16, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Horan & McConaty - SE Denver/Aurora
11150 E. Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014


Funeral Service: May 17, 2019 11:00 am

New Hope Baptist Church
3701 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

303-322-5200

Graveside Service: May 17, 2019 1:30 pm

Fairmount Cemetery
430 S Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80247


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  1. Our deepest condolences from my family here at Beside Stillwaters Funeral Home and Cremation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As funeral professionals we humbly salute you Everret as you have served those in their greatest time of need; grief. May your family receive the care you extended to others in this tender time.
    Diann Simon, Family, and Staff
    Funeral Director/Owner

  2. My sincerest condolences to the family. I met Everett when I first began my career in Funeral Service. He was always kind to me and and willing to help me serve the family. He will be deeply missed.

    • My condolences to Mr. Moon’s family and friends. I am proud to have known this gentle man. May he rest in peace!

  3. Meeting you was a total privilege. Just a few months ago we were just talking. I was asking you about the Kirk legacy and you and I were exchanging embalming tips. Thank you for sharing what you learned. Ill never forget those tools…..

  4. My heart breaks to see this! What a unique, kindhearted & genuine man he was! So honored to have met & worked with him at H&M! The world won’t be the same without this great soul…”some people’s kids.”

  5. I will always remember Everett’s laugh. He was a gentleman through and through, scolding me whenever I tried to open my own door. I appreciated his leadership and wisdom with all things funeral service related. Such a joy to work with him. My deepest sympathies to the Moon family and the Horan & McConaty family with this great loss. No doubt his heavenly choir audition went great! He is singing with all of the angels now!

  6. I can still hear Everett singing in the morning, at the Funeral Home, before everything got going. His beautiful baritone voice praising God. Heaven scores another good man.

  7. Everett, I thoroughly enjoyed working and laughing with you! I can’t count the number of times we would get each other’s messages and phone calls! One of the most fun moments was at the first service I co-directed with you at your church where you introduced as your brother from a different mother! May God be with you and your family and thank you for all the joy and love you shared with all of us!

  8. To the family of Everett W Moon, I am going to miss my friend. I served as the soloist with him on several funeral services in the community. He was one of the best embalmers serving many families in the Denver metropolitan area. He was personable and always had something funny to say to leave you with a smile. Thank you my friend for being you and keeping the faith of serving God with the talent He had given you. ‘When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing there will be. When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory!’

    • The Smith family since their deepest condolence. It’s been a while since we have seen him. Grown up on the same block as his parents. Always a very caring and lovely family so sorry for the loss

  9. When I was an employee of Horan & McConaty, I remember the day I met Everett! Very tall! However when I met him, he was such an amazing, humble and caring person. He loved to show me photos of his Grandchildren. I periodically help out with catering at H&H, I am going to miss him. He had the best smile and hugs. Everett, you will be missed by your family, friends, and colleges. You are at Peace and in a better place. God Bless You! Jodi Childs

  10. My deepest and most sincere condolences to the Moon family. I’ve known Everett since high school and he always had big smile and warm hug. My prayers will continue to help in the healing knowing he is singing in a new choir.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family of Everett W. Moon during this most difficult time. I met my colleague Everett in the beginning of this year and I must truly say we connected right away and became great work professionals as well as good friends. He will be greatly missed. God loved Everett so much that he wants to spend eternity with him now. Everett, we will see you again when the Lord bring all of us home together.

    James Walker, Advanced Planning Advisor
    Pipkin-Braswell, Denver, Colorado

  12. Oh my! I love Everett!!! We recently talked about what we wanted our final wishes to look like. He loved everyone and made a higher impact on this world. I will miss him deeply…especially doing services together at Horan and McConaty. Dance with the angels my friend! To his family…I am sorry for your loss! He was a good man!!!

  13. My Everett! Will soo miss your singing voice and your laughter. Thank you for all you did to help me through the years I have known you. Especially thank you for holding me when my father passed. You were a comfort and brought me peace. You will be missed.

  14. What a great guy Everette was. I worked with him at Horan & McConaty. He was always ready to go the extra mile. On another note, I remember him always saying “Some people’s kids.” I loved that expression of his and have adopted it in my own repertoire.

  15. I am truly going to miss my life-long friend. He would always joke that I was his baby-sitter, even though he was older than me. I always looked forward to seeing him when we would come to Denver for a visit. I will never forget “Boots”. I love the whole family, and my heart is with you. May God cover you with His comfort and peace.

  16. Cousin Boots, you’ve touched the lives of many… and our Lord has called you home. May this candle light your path to the heavens. Prayers for your new journey, and prayers for your family. You will be missed..

  17. Everette blessed so many people with his faith and kindness. Praying that you will find comfort in your memories of him and in the knowledge that others are missing him too.

  18. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of this great soldier. Thank you for all your years of serving the Denver community. On behalf of the Weeams, Harris and Dorsey families.

  19. My condolences to the family. Your Dad/Granddad was so proud of you and your accomplishments. He thought his grandchildren were the smartest children in the world. Always remember, he loved you guys so much!

    Rest in peace my friend.

  20. Shayla, Cheryl and Theresa my prayers are with you always especially at this time. Please be encouraged, remember that God knows best. We will all miss his caring nature and wild sense of humor. God Bless. Vera McCullough

  21. I did not have the honor of ever meeting Mr. Moon but I know his character through his amazing daughter, Shayla. During this time of rembrance and loss, my prayers are with the family and friends.

    Sincerely, Edith McCloud

  22. To the Moon family:

    My family sends our deepest condolences for your loss. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

  23. You will be deeply missed by us. We truly enjoyed our recent travels with you and wish we could have gone on more together. For 27 years you have been nothing but kind and loving to us. We were blessed to have you as a part of our lives. Love You. Miss You. Rest peacefully. Heaven is better, the angels are stronger because you are there.

  24. To the Moon family: We were neighbors for years! I use to see Everett come home for lunch and watched the kids grow up…. Sorrow and grief surround us. But your memories of happy times together survive the sadness. How witnessing a life well lived can be celebrated. Bobbie Smith and Family

  25. My condolences to the family. I will miss Everett’s smile and jokes at the monthly card parties. Truly a wonderful person. I will miss him.

  26. To the family my condolences. He was a pleasure to know and he will truly be missed. Take care, keep those memories close to your heart and always remember he served his time very well. God Bless

  27. My deepest condolences on your loss of such a wonderful man. I will always cherish the memories of ‘sneaking’ in the back door of H&M when I saw Everett’s car in the lot. I knew he would be setting up the chapel for a service and singing his way through his work. If he had known I was there, he would have stopped singing, so I tried very hard to be quiet so I could be uplifted through his song.
    Blessings to all his family and friends.

  28. My condolences to Everett’s family. I believe Everett’s laugh will always be with me. We both would get laughing so hard with each other we would tear up…. and what a laugh!
    You would always make my day. “Mean Moon” you are loved by so many! Rest In Peace.

  29. My condolences to the Moon family. I have known Everett since we were children. His infectious smile and warm personality will be missed by everyone who knew him. Keep on singing with the angels in heaven.

  30. Dr. Bernard F. Gipson Jr,

    May 19, 2019

    To say I will miss you would be a gross understatement-You were my best man, best friend, Halloween candy buddy and Denver Police Band comrade -To say we came up in each other’s home would be an understatement. I talked to you a few month ago and it was great hearing from you. We continued our friendship thru high school and college even though we were separated. Rest in peace my brother-“YOU HAVE EARNED IT”. My prayers to you and your family.

  31. Deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of “Boots”. May God bless you with His comfort and peace.

  32. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of Everett. May your treasured memories bring you joy, and may ‘the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort’ give you strength, along with a measure of peace for your grieving hearts at this most difficult time.
    2 Corinthians 1:3

  33. My wife and I both cherish the memory of our dear Brother and we valued our association with him throughout the decades. Here, we acknowledge the calm, warmth and professionalism he brought, especially during trying and somber occasions. Everett was steady, a gentleman and just a fun guy to be near. He never changed!
    Lamar & Regina Franklin

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