Mary Lee Moore

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December 20th, 1934 - March 14th, 2019

From: Alton, MO
Funeral: Cremation with service at a later date.

Our dear Mother, Mary Lee Western Moore, passed in the early morning hours of Thursday, March 14th in West Plains, Missouri.

Mom turned 84 this past December. We always enjoyed opening her special Birthday gifts, along with the holiday presents often including something lovely to wear in Red!

Mary was the loving wife of Marvin Moore since April 2nd, 1955 (Dad wanted to marry on April Fools Day and she refused). They were married for 62 years.

She loved being the mother of 3, Linda Diann, Howard and Sandra Gail.

Her family genealogy reflects the passing of her grandmother Edna Weatherman; her parents, Zula Western and James Western; her brothers - Jimmy, George and Bonnie and her oldest sister, Alice Moore.

Our family's future generations can carry on her loving traditions through her daughter-in-law, Debbie Moore and granddaughter, Samantha Bay, along with her husband, Brian and their young children, Brayden and Raley Jane.

Mom's life was full of many, many selfless acts of kindness, esp. given to the hundreds of childrens' lives she touched as a caretaker for over 30 years. Her patient, quiet yet firm nature and always loving touches graced so many lives.

She spent the past 17 months, since Dad's passing in August 2017, relishing her early morning coffee, caring for the inside animals, enjoying the peace of the farm and each day's "waking up" views... the geese coming and going, the passing of the seasons and the Light moving across the pond.

My brother and I received the blessing of talking with her before she passed. To the last, Mom did what was true always - it was all about Love. Some of Her last wishes were for us to take good care and be well.

Thank you, Mom
Ever remembering
Always Loving

Love and Aloha...

Linda Diann Moore, eldest daughter of Mary Lee Western Moore

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Condolences Received:

16 Mar 2019, 13:59
From Linda - Memorial
We have a longstanding family tradition of an annual gathering at the Moore - Holcombe family cemetery near Newark, AR.
Each Labor Day the families would gather to visit, clean the grounds and enjoy a huge feast, big picnic on the ground. There are many photos of family, esp. my cousins and I, from the age of 3 and beyond.
We will honor that tradition sometime this summer, whenever the most people can gather, for Mom's Memorial.
We will scatter Mom & Dad's ashes, set the headstone, visit, tell stories, laugh and share a great meal. She would love that.
Aloha and Love, Mom
Peggy Gray
18 Mar 2019, 13:26
All of us at the Alton Church of Christ loved Mary very much. She was such a sweet, friendly lady and she loved the Lord. Our prayer is that our Lord will give the family comfort in the coming days.
20 Mar 2019, 17:01
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother... I wish you the best in your dealing with the experience. My heart is with you and your family.

20 Mar 2019, 17:03
Sending Love all around for sweet transition. Always... more Laughter & Love coming your way!
20 Mar 2019, 17:04
Sending you and your family lots of Love and healing energy!
Blessings of Love and Peace for Mary Lee Western Moore.

20 Mar 2019, 17:06
I am glad I got to meet your Mom. I remember her great cooking and hospitality.
My sincere condolences to you and your family. Take care.

Dripping Springs Church
20 Mar 2019, 17:13
We all enjoyed Marvin and Mary so much while they were here in Dripping Springs. Mary so quiet and Marvin, who loved to talk to people! We all remember his beautiful poems as well.

Please accept our sincere sympathy for your family. They were a great example of a Christian marriage.

God bless
Kaye, North SA Church
20 Mar 2019, 17:17
So sorry to hear about Mary.. She was so sweet.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

20 Mar 2019, 17:47
This message comes with my deepest sympathy and condolences.
Linda, I can feel your Joy in this beautiful message; remembering your MOM for the person she was. I love that you are wearing her RED color. Blessings to your family.

20 Mar 2019, 17:59
Mary was one Beautiful lady, inside & out Harley & I Loved her and Marv. a lot

Sarah Loreta Sites
21 Mar 2019, 14:57
Marvin and Mary lived just down the hill from us in Fairfield Bay, Ar. My husband was their preacher for years and we spent many hours on their front porch talking about God and just having a great time together. They were one of the happiest couples we had met and we learned to love them dearly. We both lost our husbands not far apart so we knew what each one was going through. We talked by phone not long ago and she had been on my mind lately a lot. She is happy now that she is with God and whatever He has for us after death will be more wonderful than we can imagine. Love you my friend - Sarah Loreta
Laurey Boenig
24 Mar 2019, 19:41
Your mother was a blessing to me. I felt her incredible love and was honored to be able to see her with my heart. I know that she will be deeply missed, but I believe she is surrounding you with her loving arms every moment of every day.
Love and Blessings,