Flash Cadillac Icon Passes Peacefully
July 11, 2005
Kris Lauritz Moe, Born September 26, 1949, passed peacefully on July 8, 2005, having lived with ALS for 13 years. Kris is survived by his wife, Barbara Stanley Moe, his mother, Elaine Stavast, two brothers, Eric and Leif, a step daughter, Tara Wilt and two granddaughters, Chloe and Avery Wilt.
Kris was born in Lanesboro, Minnesota where he always felt his roots. He lived most of his life in Colorado, graduated from Aurora Hinckley and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1969, at Colorado University Boulder, he and several close friends started the band Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids which came to be known as Flash Cadillac. He spent more than twenty-five years traveling and performing with the band. Kris, a/k/a Angelo, became a part of Rock 'n Roll history with his singing, songwriting and keyboard work. The high spirited, piano surfing, pinto jacketed Kris Moe co-wrote "She's So Fine” with bandmate Linn "Spike" Phillips, which Flash performed in the movie American Graffiti and on the platinum selling soundtrack. Other Rock 'n Roll classics penned by Moe include "Betty Lou", "Keepers Of The Flame", "Later Than Midnight" and many others that continue to be performed by the current configuration of Flash Cadillac. In addition, Kris played the lead role of Rocky Roads in the Band's TV appearance on the Happy Days episode "Fish and the Fins." His other passions in life were golf, current events, and his family, especially his grandchildren.
Friends and family will always remember his strong character, intelligence and sense of humor. Kris was a beautiful soul and will be missed and cherished by so many.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association.
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