LAYTON, Carolyn Louise Moore

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Last Name
Given Names
Carolyn Louise Moore
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Sacramento, California
Family Tree
  John Moore Family Tree
Birth Mother
Barbara Ann Moore
Birth Father
John V Moore
Ann Elizabeth Moore, Rebecca Elaine Moore
Jim Jon (Kimo) Prokes aka Kimo Layton
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Davis Cemetery, Davis, CA
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
San Francisco, California
Residence (JT)
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
high school teacher (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-26dd)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Administrative Triumvarite (RYMUR 89-4286-X-4-l-3a); Administration Staff Secretary (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-4b); ACAO (RYMUR 89-4286-C-8-a-26a); Bilingual French teacher, youth counselor, secretarial skills (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1g)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
"Inner-core," Radio room (FBI Report, 89-4286-1681); Planning Commission; Radio room (FBI document 89-4286-1207); Administrative Triumvarite (Jonestown photo, 7/12/1978)
Government Income
“I honor you and my friendships with your sister and brother-in-law. ” - Susan White Hicks

“At least she got to enjoy living in luxury compared to the rest of us...and got to be with Kimo unlike other babies kept in the was hard but at least it was easier on her due to father's love for her. ” - Anonymous

“Carolyn, je t'ai bien connue à Bordeaux lorsque tu lisais "le mythe de sisyphe" de Camus... Tu as poursuivi, jusqu'au bout, le tien. Il était respectable, mais tellement opposé à l'ordre établi. A l'impossible nul n'est tenu. C'était il y a plus de quarante ans, mais tes convictions et ta sincérité restent inoubliables. Merci, pour les souvenirs les bons moments passés ensemble, un petit cadeau que je possède toujours et, malheureusement, aussi, pour nos malentendus. J'aurais d'autres choses à te dire, mais elles resteront pour toujours entre toi et moi. ” - Anonymous

Perspectives on Carolyn Layton ” - Multiple Authors

“Remember, all had socialistic ideas and this is why all made sacrifice. Jonestown was a dream that never perceived a reality, but the united efforts used during journey and scenic path to live in an utopian society is what rendered such inner peace! Although there were subtle variations in the paths assigned, the final destination was of one mind. It would be safe to say, death was her peace. Dominus vobiscum et cum spiritu tuo. anonymous ” - Anonymous

Memories of My Friend, Carolyn Moore Layton ” - Katharine Sparrow

Poems about Carolyn Moore and our times at UC Davis ” - Katharine Sparrow

“Carolyn Layton was not a beautiful woman, deliberately inconspicuous and usually impassive when she was in services. Yet her significance to Jim Jones, I soon learned, was enormous and although it would be long after Jonestown's demise before I would know why, I respected her status and her closeness to Jim. Carolyn was matter-of-fact in expression, often self-deprecating in conversation, but spoke rarely. She seemed remote, distant somehow, not involved in what happening around her, but missing nothing. She had been married to Larry Layton, who by the time I joined had divorced Carolyn and married Karen (Tow) Layton, at Jim's behest. ” -
Kathryn Barbour

“I didn't know her well, and don't know who did, except her sister. Carolyn was so unlike her sister Annie Moore, 24 (born 5/12), but they shared a devotion to the cause and enjoyed the absolute trust of Jim Jones. Carolyn was the mother of Kimo Prokes, 3 (born 1/31), fathered by Jim. In death as in life, she is still mysterious to me, the first one I think of when I wonder, with all the enlightened leadership we had, why someone didn't organize to throw a monkeywrench into the rollout of the White Night plan as it was repeatedly practiced, before it could finally be sprung. I know she believed, but in what exactly, is still a mystery to me. Still I hope she rests in a peace she never found in life. ” - Kathryn Barbour