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Steven Moulds

December 13, 1944  ~  June 8, 2021

It is with great sadness that we received notice of Steve's passing.  About two months, ago Steve began to have severe back pain which became worse with time.  Tests revealed the pain was caused by malignant  tumors on his spine.  Ever positive, he continued to look forward to his North Pole adventure to the end.

No service has been scheduled at this time.  Betsy indicated that any memorial or celebration of his life would be held after the grape harvest - perhaps in November.  An obituary and tribute to Steve was published in the Napa Valley Grape Growers Community News and on  Click here to read the article.  A  moving tribute to Steve was published in the San Jose Mercury News on June 20.  Click on this link to read it.

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06/14/21 06:39 PM #2    

Virginia Small (Chambers)

So sad to lose Steve... If he had a bucket list, I feel certain he did many things on it that we might only dream of doing... Through all his trials (earthquake, etc.) he remained cheerful and generous and he was so good to all of us.  We deeply sympathize with you Betsy, and pray you will be comforted by friends and family... and I hope you will join us at our 60th reuinion next year... Love and hugs, Ginni Chambers

06/15/21 05:35 AM #3    

Carla Barber (Cramer)

I'm saddened to learn of Steve's passing. The above tributes have beautifully described the person I knew all those years ago. Condolences to his wife, his family, and his friends. 
Carla Cramer

06/15/21 08:18 AM #4    

Ellen Buchanan (Natti)

Steve's passing was very sad receive  Steve set that "shining example" of a life that was lived with humanity, kindness and caring at the core. He touched so many lives in a positive way and will be greatly missed.  My condolences to Betsey, his family and friends.

06/15/21 02:18 PM #5    

Susan Mack (Sugden)

     Steve was a wonderful inspiration for all of us to "keep on truckin' ". His enthusiasm and spirit (and spirits) made us smile by example of a guy that thoroughly enjoyed life and the world around him.  He was a treasure to his community, friends and especially to Betsy and children. Rich and I send our heartfelt condolences to everyone that loved and admired him.   Sue  

06/15/21 04:55 PM #6    

Suzanne Riedinger

Very sad news indeed. We lost a very nice person.

06/16/21 10:12 AM #7    

Stephanie Ashby (Chapple)

Dearest Betsy and Family, I am so saddened to hear about your loss.

Steve was so full of life it is hard to believe that he is gone... what a hard time for you and your family.

Lots of love and Theta Love too.  Stephie


06/17/21 08:33 AM #8    

Don Wolfinger

What a surprise to hear of Steve's passing. I came to LAHS in my junior year and did not get to know many of my classmates. I do remember that the 50th Year Class Reunion wine party at his vineyard. His invitation to come and share this bounty was one that Linda and I did not want to pass up. We learned about  his giving/caring nature. He will be missed. Rest in Peace!

06/17/21 11:20 AM #9    

Monique Rabier (Moss)

My deepest sympathy to Steve Moulds family for your loss.  Regards, Monique Moss


06/17/21 04:33 PM #10    

Ron Nelson

Steve lived life more to the fullest than anyone I have ever known, and he seemed to excel at everything he did while maintaining his humble and generous nature. I remember well crazy ski trips to Shasta and Mount Rose and the epic batch of spoolies we made for the pre-Luau party at his house in Palo Alto.  Condolences to Betsy and the family.

06/17/21 10:10 PM #11    

Lee Shahinian

I was first introduced to the Moulds Family Vineyard and the wonderful projects Steve and Betsy had undertaken there when our class gathered in Napa as part of our 50th Reunion celebration.  Steve led the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation since its founding in 2011.  I feel that donations to that Foundation are a meaningful way to honor and remember Steve. 

With everything he did for others in his own quiet way, Steve epitomized the ideal:  to be remembered well.  

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