Soldotna resident Mary Lou Moore died Friday, June 29, 2001, at the Regional Hospital in Seattle, Wash. She was 67.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Minister David Higginbotham will officiate, and Fred Knoll will deliver a eulogy. A gathering will follow at the Soldotna Senior Center.
Mrs. Moore was born March 2, 1934, in Winthrop, Wash., where she also was raised and received her education. She moved to Alaska in 1950 and resided in Anchorage until 1965, when she moved to Soldotna.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles in Kenai, the Women of the Moose Lodge No. 1534 in Anchorage and the Washington Horseman's Association.
Mrs. Moore was an avid Seattle Mariners fan, loved the "one-armed bandits," trips to Reno, fishing and camping in her motor home.
"Mom had a soft spot in her heart for anyone less fortunate. She never met a stranger," her family said. "She loved caring for everyone."
"Her most enjoyable times were taking care of her family. Feeding friends and family made her happy. She touched the hearts of everyone who knew her. We will miss her, but she will always be in our hearts."
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her daughter, Mickey Barlow; parents, Linzy and Anna Mae Lyons; sister, Lila Goodwin and brother, Earl Lyons.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Glen "Corkey" Moore; daughters and sons-in-law Marilyn and Dave Kebschull, Mary Jane and Garth Bilderback and Joyce and John Mullican, all of Soldotna; her son-in-law Al Barlow of Soldotna; grandchildren Sherrie, Corkey and Brian Barlow, Kimberly and Jesse Kebschull, Shanna and Mandy McCartney, Shane, Linzy and Kayla Mullican and Dana Cannava; great-granddaughters Kelli Kay and Madisen Mullican-Elder and Delaney Johnson; brothers Dick and Don Lyons of Washington; sisters Ellen Wezenski and Bonnie Borseph of Washington and numerous family members throughout Washington and Alaska.
In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to the Moose Heart Endowment Fund, c/o Anchorage Moose Lodge No. 1534, 4211 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage, AK, 99503.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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