Larry R Moen

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Larry R. Moen, 90, a retired Air Force officer and a Public and Consumer

Affairs executive for the U.S. government until his retirement in June 1987,

died peacefully, Tuesday July 5, 2022.

A former member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service, he lived in Vienna,

Va. from 1968 until 2010, when he and his wife, Barbara, moved to a

retirement community in Fairfax, Va. He was born in Cornell, WI, on September 19, 1931,

son of Ole and Eva Moen, and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska.

He also did post-graduate work at American and Boston universities.

Mr. Moen retired as a major from the Air Force in 1971 after serving in

several key positions as a Command Pilot and Public Affairs Officer.

Among his decorations were the Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Air

Force Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Force Commendation


After leaving the Air Force, Mr. Moen joined the President's Economic

Stabilization Program as director of Public Affairs for the Pay Board.

Later he was deputy director of Public Affairs for the Cost of Living

Council. Before joining the Veterans Administration as Deputy

Administrator for public affairs, he was director of Information for the

Employment and Training Administration. From 1985 to 1986, he was on

Executive loan to NASA and the Young Astronaut Council as their first

director of Public and Congressional Relations.

Mr. Moen was a member of the Air Force Association, The Military

Officers Association, and the Army-Navy Country Club, where he was a

charter member in the Fairfax Follies golf group. He was co-founder in

Cornell, Wis., of the Society for the Prevention of the Extinction of the Art

of Lutefisk Eating. (SPEALE), an organization with chapters in several


Survivors include his beloved wife Barbara (Malone), of Fairfax, three

daughters, Rebecca Fields (RC) of Alexandria, Va., Connie Burgess

(Gregg) of Lake Frederick, Va, and Krislyn Keller (RJ) of Lewes Del.; eight

grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a brother, Daryl, of

Columbia, MO. He was predeceased by his sister, Ardell May of

Madison Wis., and a brother, Warren of St. Paul Minn.

Services and burial at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a

later date.

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  1. Dear Barbara, our thoughts and prayers are with you & your beautiful family. Larry was a gentle, funny and kind neighbor. We will miss him. Our deepest condolence, Pat, Paul, JP and Ashlee.

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