Amy Lorrayne Moore
Longtime Sterling resident and homesteader Amy Lorrayne Moore died Sunday,
Nov. 5, 2006, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna surrounded
by family and friends. She was 82.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 7, at the Abundant Life
Assembly of God Church in Sterling. Pastor Alan Humphries will officiate.
A memorial potluck will follow at the Sterling Senior Center. A celebration
of Mrs. Moore's life will be held at a later date. Her ashes will be scattered
on the Moose River in Sterling.
Mrs. Moore was born June 3, 1924 in Sanger, Texas. She came to Anchorage
in 1952, living there until the summer of 1958. She moved to Sterling on the
Moose River, where she and her husband and children homesteaded. Mrs. Moore
worked at the Sterling school cafeteria from 1973 to 1976 and at Myla's Fashions
in the Blazy Mall from 1976 to 1980. She was a member of the Order of the
Eastern Star, Ladies Shriners and Sterling Homemakers. She enjoyed crafts,
flowers, gardening, sewing and cooking.
“"She was a homesteader who lived many years without the comforts
of modern conveniences and never complained. She dedicated her life to her five
children, husband and many grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and no one
ever left her house hungry. She was always concerned and passionate for her
friends and family",” her family said.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, Buster and Viva G. Lewis; and grandsons, Dwayne McFarland, Arthur Congdon and Eric Moore.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jesse P. “Cotton” Moore of Sterling; daughter and son-in-law, Myla and Lee McFarland of Soldotna; sons and daughters-in-law, Shyamadeva and Peshanidevi Dandapani of Anchorage, Todd and Kirsten Moore of Soldotna and Denty and Kris Moore of Sterling; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Marquitta and Mike Andrus of Soldotna, Jessica Moore of Soldotna, Marissa and Lacey of Sterling, Lisa Moore of Palm Harbor, Fla., Kayla and Cody Moore of Soldotna; grandsons, Chad Moore of Sterling, Matt Moore of Soldotna and Robert Carlson of Redding, Calif.; great-granddaughter, Jossie Moore of Palm Harbor; great-grandsons, Keaton and Aaron Andrus of Soldotna; and extended Alaska family, Jane and Jim Fellman, Jan and Bill Drew, Larry and Rocky Grossman, Austin Collier and Caroline Gatson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, Hospice of the Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2453, Soldotna, AK 99669 or to the American Diabetes Association, Anchorage Office, 801 W. Fireweed Lane, No. 103, Anchorage, AK 99503.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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