Jack Arlo Moudy, 93, of Jefferson City died Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born March 29, 1916 in Purdy, Missouri, the son of Arlo and Ella (Jackson) Moudy. He was a graduate of Jefferson City High School and Jefferson City Junior College. On June 28, 1942 in Galena, Kansas, Jack was united in marriage to Montrey Lou Laster, who survives at their home.
In 1942, Mr. Moudy joined Montgomery Ward as a Management Trainee at Shawnee, Oklahoma. He progressed through the ranks to the management of stores in eleven cities encompassing six states throughout the Midwest and Southwest. He was manager of the Blue Ridge store in the Kansas City area for 14 years, the third largest Montgomery Wards store in the country, and two satellite stores, managing over 350 employees. In 1976 he returned to Jefferson City to manage the local store until his retirement in 1979 after 37 years with Wards.
|Mr. Moudy was active in the Missouri Retailers Association, serving on the Executive Board of Directors as Vice Chairman for several years. He headed retail merchant organizations in various towns, including serving as president of the Blue Ridge Mall Merchants Association, and was active in the Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors. He was a charter member of the Jefferson City Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1939.|
|He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City, the Jefferson City Rotary West Club, and previously through the years was a member of Lions, Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs.|
|Other survivors include four children: Ronald D. Moudy of Phoeniz, Arizona, Vicki L. Nichols of Memphis, Tennessee, Jacquelyn M. Slifer of Memphis, Tennessee, Richard G. Moudy of Jefferson City; and three grandchildren.|
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Private family services and entombment will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum with Rev. Mark Dumas officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, 636-3838. www.millardfamilychapels.com.