Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29 at Hermosa Drive Baptist Church for Mary Louise Moore of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mrs. Moore, 90, passed away on January 25, 2018 at San Pedro Nursing Facility in Artesia.
Gavin Vaughn will officiate at the service will burial to follow at Woodbine cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mary was born on December 4, 1927 in Colorado City, TX; the daughter of Clyde and Mary (Wilson) Shoemaker. On September 21, 1946 she married James Raymond Moore in Colorado City. The couple moved to Artesia in 1961 from Farmington, NM. James preceded her in death on March 7, 2008.
She was a housewife and a manager at Gold Bond Stamp Store. She was a member of Hermosa Drive Baptist, Good Sam's Club and loved to sew and read. She loved being a Granny to her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Betty Steele and Hazel Bradford, and son-in-law David Clowe II.
Survivors include her daughters Joan Kniffen and husband Kenneth of Clyde, TX, Joanne Clowe of Artesia, Doris Sutton and husband Leo of Monahans, TX and Ellen Moore of Clyde, TX; brothers Johnny Shoemaker of Conroe, TX and Ronnie Shoemaker of Hamlin, TX; sisters Lona Mae "Tootsie" Johnson of Abilene, TX and Clydene Lassiter of Chesnee, SC; grandchildren Shelley Flowers, Laurie Turner, Mary Kniffen, John Kniffen, Gene Clowe, Jim Clowe, Robby Sutton, Renee Ashbrook and Thomas Moore; 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 629, Portales, NM 88130.
Ellen, Doris and family:
So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. May God comfort and keep you in this most difficult time and in the days ahead.
Lisa Tidwell LiberatoreFort Worth, TX
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mary. When Jesus Christ was here on Earth he promised that he will resurrect the loved ones we have lost in death back to life Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29. The promise that Jesus made for the loved ones we have lost in death will be fulfilled very soon right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under his kingdom rule Daniel 2:44 that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:10 no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21: 1-5.
Sacramenta LandrumBklyn, NY
My condolences for the loss of you Mom, Ellen. She was a very sweet lady.
Terri Hunt HamiltonArtesia, NM
Great memories of a great lady .
From the Tillery family
Joseph TilleryLockney, TX
Thoughts and prayers for the family of this sweet lady. She will be missed.
Ramona KilpatrickARTESIA, NM