Moya James is married to David James and they live on a remote homestead at Mile 1254 of the Alaska Highway near the Alaska/Canada border. She met David when he worked at a sawmill with her brother. They were married in 1957 and moved to interior Alaska in 1958. Moya raised five children, plus a daugther later adopted from Northway, based on what the family hunted, trapped, fished, and gathered from the land. Moya is a talented seamstress and quilter.