Amel D. “Dutch” Moeller, III
SANTA FE – Amel D. Moeller, III “Dutch” was born December 28, 1946 in Casper, Wyoming to Amel and Maxine Moeller, Jr. Dutch was the second of four children and the oldest son. Dutch spent the first 13 years of his life traveling around the United States with his family, briefly living in Wyoming, Arkansas, New York, and Texas. The family finally settled in Texas City, Texas around 1960. Dutch was a 1965 graduate of Texas City High School. He loved racing cars and cruising all the local strips with his friends. Dutch became a father for the first time in 1969. In 1972 he married his wife, Sherry and became a father for the second time. In 1974 Dutch and Sherry settled in Alta Loma, Texas. Dutch was a heavy equipment operator and was a very proud 50 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 450. Dutch taught the apprenticeship program for many years, often befriending young workers and bringing them home for dinner and holidays. He was an excellent teacher, taking a genuine interest in all of his students. The patience he exhibited could not be matched. While working at the Nuclear Power Plant in Bay City, TX, Dutch became a Master Mason at Blessing Lodge #411. Dutch was very proud of his Masonic affiliation. He was a huge supporter of the Alvin Rainbow Girls and became a member of the Alvin Order of the Eastern Star. He served as a Worthy Patron alongside his wife. The last several years of his life he spent caring for his dad and volunteering his time at the Thelma Webber Community Center with the senior citizens. Dutch enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren, teaching them as many life lessons as possible and always imparting words of wisdom. His most favorite role in life was PawPaw/Cowboy. Nothing made him happier.
Dutch passed Monday morning, September 24, 2018. At the age of 71 from prostate cancer. This disease is very treatable and curable if detected early. To honor Dutch’s memory we ask that all men get checked and be vigilant in your health care.
Dutch was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine L. Moeller; father, Amel D. Moeller, Jr.; brother, William George “Bill” Moeller; nieces, Susan Thompson and Laura Moeller; several dearly loved friends.
Dutch is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sherry Moeller; daughters, Kristi Lynn Redford and husband, Lynn, Rhea Jean Creekmore and husband, Howard “Bud”; sister, Shirley June Speaks and husband, Tim; brother, Mike Moeller; grandchildren, Jeffrey Redford, Doug Redford and wife, Courtney, Nathan Redford, Monica Valdez, Veronica Valdez, Alex Valdez, Miranda Pastor; great-grandson, A. J. Calderon; nieces and nephews, Carolee Thompson, Kourtney Arlan and husband, Nick, Jennifer Moeller, Samantha Moeller, William Moeller, Michelle Moeller, Ashley Busby, Epic Lucas, Michael William Benker, Janey Bojarski, Payton Morris, Timothy Nico Lui, Ava Maxine, and Ivy Moeller; his faithful companions, Leia and Domino and many, many dear friends.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2018, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, with Pastor Johnny Angel officiating.