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Bill Moison

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1946-2020

William (Bill) Francis Moison was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts on December 15, 1946.  His parents were Francis and Yvonne Moison. Bill is survived by his two siblings, twin brother Jerry Moison of Los Altos, California and sister Jeannie White from Daytona Beach, Florida.  On December 3, 2020, Bill ended his courageous fight with cerebellar ataxia and passed away peacefully at home in Los Altos, CA.  He is survived by his wife, Tracey Johnson Moison of 34 years, his daughter Lauren Theresa Moison Pasley, son-in-law John, and the love of his life, his grandson, Silas James.

Bill was an active long-time member of Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club. He served on the Board of Directors, Chaired Golf & Greens and Long-Range Planning Committees. He was personally responsible for the development and building of the state-of-the-art maintenance facility.  Bill developed long-time friends with many of his playing partners who travelled enjoying some of the finest golf courses all over the world. 

Vacations and gatherings with the Poitras, McFarlane and Moison families were treasured times with Uncle Bill.  To this day, his nieces and nephews share stories of trips to dude ranches in Jackson Hole and Bridgeport, golf and skiing in Tahoe and Park City, fishing and summers on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard and horse packing in the Sierras. 

Bill’s humble beginnings did not deter his ambition to succeed in his business life. He used his natural people skill gifts to catapult his commercial real estate career beginning at Coldwell Banker in San Jose 

In 1975.  In 1987 he and his brother left CB and formed Moison Investment Company which was well recognized and respected throughout California. Moison Investment Company focused on apartment sales and limited partnership acquisitions of investment commercial properties throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Bill was an active member of the Los Altos Rotary Club since 2002.  He served on the Board of the Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund. He was a member of the Rotary Veterans Support Committee and a major contributor to the student Veterans at Foothill College.  He also was instrumental in the renaming of Veterans Community Plaza in 2018 in downtown Los Altos.  In 2018-2019 Bill was honored as grand donor to the Rotary Foundation.  Bill enjoyed the camaraderie of Rotarians and looked forward to many of the activities. 

Due to the pandemic, there will be a celebration of Bill’s life in the future.  Bill’s final resting place is at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto, CA. Bill will be dearly missed by all.  He cast a wide net of friendships and was an open, kind, and generous person; once you met Bill, you were his friend for life. 

Bill has requested that gifts of remembrance be donated to the Los Altos Rotary Endowment Foundation, City Team Ministries, Wounded Warriors, and the Navy Seal Foundation. 

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