May 28, 1938 –– Nov. 25, 2017
I was born May 28, 1938, on a ranch near Ashland, Kan. My mother was Capa Willard and dad’s name was Faye Willard.
I started school in De Soto, Kan., before we moved to Portland, Colo., where my dad was a foreman at the Portland cement plant. I went to school in Florence, Colo., and graduated from Florence High School. While there, I met Lowell Moore at a dance.
He was stationed at Camp Carson near Colorado Springs. We were engaged for two years while I was finishing high school and he finished his tour in Germany. We married June 3, 1956, and traveled to Oregon to meet his mother Myrtle, father Raymond, and his family. We returned to Colorado where he worked at Pueblo Army Depot.
We lived in Pueblo, Canon City and Black Forest, Colo. After our daughter and son were in school, I worked as a teachers aide at the Air Academy grade school, retiring in 1993. After retirement, we moved to Troy, Ore., and later bought Lowell’s mother’s house in Asotin where we spent the winters.
We always raised a garden and fruit trees and canned many vegetables and fruit.
I am survived by my husband Lowell; daughter Gail Lynn Moore-Pivoda; and son-in-law Monte Pivoda; sisters Wanda and Waunita in Colorado and Carol in Arkansas; brother-in-law Orvis Moore of Troy, Ore.; sister-in-law Darlene Moore of Lewiston; many nieces and nephews in Lewiston and Colorado. I was preceded in death by son Duane; my mother and father; granddaughter Shana Lynn Pivoda; mother-in-law Myrtle; father-in-law Raymond; and brothers-in-law Marlin Moore, Louis Bononcini and Ben Baccarella.
A memorial will be held at a later date.