Stephen Lee (Pete) Moffitt, obituary
Stephen Lee (Pete) Moffitt was born in Creston, Iowa on September 16th, 1950. His parents were Marion Moffitt and Lois Schafer. His siblings were Mike, Judy, Cheri, Ted and Tom. Pete was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
He graduated from Creston High School in 1969 and then received an associates degree in auto mechanics from Southwest Iowa Community college. He moved to Colorado in 1975 and started working at Andesite Rock Company shortly after. His dad, Marion, had moved to Colorado and married his second wife, Dee, and they owned a restaurant (Dee’s Cafe) on Main Street in Lyons. The restaurant would later be the Gateway Cafe, and Farmer Girl just to name a couple. Pete worked in the cafe when he first moved to Lyons and he was fond of saying that he broke a lot of dishes so he didn’t have to work there very long.
He met Cindy in 1976 and they were married in 1980. Pete’s grandmother Daisy Moffitt was a long time resident of Lyons and owned and ran Moffitt’s Nursing Home on Evans Street for many years. Pete and Cindy bought their first home from her at 326 Evans and lived there for 14 years.
Pete was known for his extraordinary work ethic, putting in many long hours running a front end loader (988B) at the Andesite quarry. He was an expert at sorting large rock known as “riprap” with his loader and loading trucks with great accuracy for weight.
Pete and Cindy became parents in 1983 when Amy Lynn was born.
Pete was an excellent fisherman and would bring home trout caught after work in the St Vrain. He could catch a decent size fish in any body of water!
His favorite hobby was being a car guy. He restored a 1965 Mustang that had been Amy’s first car. It was a great time every year to have that Mustang in the Good Old Days car show.
Pete and Cindy and Amy moved to Lyons Valley Park in 1993. They lived there at the corner of Second Court and Second Avenue for 28 years. Pete was very fond of working in the yard and growing tomatoes and really enjoyed being a good neighbor. He had a well equipped garage and just about any tool a neighbor would ever want to borrow. He was always willing to help if someone needed it.
He will be remembered for his generosity of time and willingness to help anyone who asked and his handsome good looks and his laugh and smile. He was also the best dad a girl could ask for and he was Cindy’s best friend and soul mate and a peach of a life partner.
He retired from the rock business in 2016. His health began to decline due to COPD and eventually caused him to move to sea level in Maryland where daughter Amy and Leah (granddaughter) now live.
He died from complications following surgery for colon cancer.
He was a positive influence on all who knew him, a kind man, a loving father and a wonderful husband.
He is survived by his wife Cindy, daughter Amy (and fiancé Cory Maccherone)and granddaughter Leah and Gabriel and Selena Maccherone. Also surviving relatives are Jean Moffitt, sister in law and Don Woods, brother in law. He had several nieces and nephews who he was very fond of and enjoyed watching their families grow.
There will be a celebration of his life held on Saturday, April 29th at 1PM at 416 Apple Valley Road in Lyons.
my comment this morning is for all the Moffitt family, because some of Pete’s kin may not know that
I have already been in contact with his Wife Cindy, i might also add that I was devastated to learn of his passing, perhaps because of the close friendship Pete and I shared over the years, particularly after he began working at the Andesite Quarry, near Lyons, his adopted home town!
We will never, ever forget what a great guy Pete was, and how you, Cindy and Pete took care of our daughter when she moved to Colorado. Without another soul close by, you became her home-away-from-home, and became such good friends to her, and closer friends to us.
Pete’s memory will be in our hearts always…❤ Love to you, Cindy, Amy and Leah…
Sali & Mike