Dr. Robert James Moulton of Bahama, NC passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. He passed peacefully at the age of 74, in the company of his loving family. He was born in Trenary, Michigan in 1940.
Bob was a First Lieutenant in the US Army, had a Masters in Forest Management from Syracuse University, and a PhD in Land Management Economics from Michigan State University. He worked for the United States Forest Service for over 30 years. Bob made significant published research contributions on the subjects of reforestation, global climate change, and carbon sequestration. He was passionate about his work and was known for using the simple tagline “Trees are the Answer.”
The blessing to work in a field he loved stemmed from the love of nature and the outdoors that was at the core of who he was outside of his career. To remember Bob in many happy moments is to remember him tending to his rose garden, small orchard or fish pond; or hiking in the woods with his Labrador, Parker; or fishing on Lake Anna or Chincoteague Sound with his family; or fishing tiny streams with his son-in-law. To remember Bob in many of his most deeply satisfying moments is to remember him relaxed among the family he loved and cared for so dearly.
Bob was preceded in death by parents James and Helmi Moulton. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bernita Biebesheimer Moulton; his children, Brian Moulton, Kimberly (John) McManus and Katrina (Chris) Goodman, his sister, Joyce Verma and granddaughters; Avery, Evelyn, Abby and Jane.