Obituary for Mary Lou Moore (Goodpasture)
Mary Lou Moore entered her heavenly home on December 16, 2017 after a long battle with heart and lung disease. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.
Mary Lou was born November 1, 1929 in East Alton, Illinois to George Leslie Goodpasture and Blanche (Cunningham) Goodpasture.
She was the eldest of seven children and was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, George Junior and John and sister Nell Ruth. Mary Lou’s family moved to the drier climates of West Texas and Southern New Mexico when she was a child. After graduating from Odessa High School, she met and married her husband of nearly 60 years, Lewis Richard Moore. They lived in Kermit, Texas for most of their lives, having moved to San Angelo to reside at Baptist Retirement Center in 2005. Richard preceded her in death in 2008.
Mary Lou is survived by her daughters of San Angelo, Janie Smith and her children, Courtnie and Russell Pehl, Liza and Seth Pehl, Richard Smith and Christie and Gabe Hodge; and Debbie and James Baker and their children, Angela and Jeremy Newton, Jared, Grant and Zachary Newton and Clint Baker. Also surviving are sisters, Janet (Al) Miller, Ann Edge and Joan Goodpasture with whom she lived the last seven months of her life. We are grateful for the inordinate amount of love shown to Mother by Joan.
She was a woman of strong determination and exceptional intellect and set a high standard for her girls. She had a fierce love for her family. Her career included working at Kermit State Bank, Winkler County Courthouse and she retired from El Paso Natural Gas Company. Not one to “do nothing”, Mary Lou was an auxiliary volunteer at the Winkler County Hospital and later at Baptist Retirement Center. She taught Sunday School for years at Belvue Baptist Church in Kermit and later at Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo. She and Richard enjoyed taking their RV camping and fishing, but she really loved a good game of bridge.
Memorials can be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo or an organization of your choice.