|Birth: ||May 26, 1918|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 2007|
Connie Betty Moore Hunt, 88, a beloved and talented homemaker, administrator, author, teacher and pianist, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Thursday at Gambrell Street Baptist Church. Private family committal in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home.
Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Van Cliburn Foundation, 2525 Ridgmar Blvd., Ste. 307, Fort Worth, Texas 76116; or the School of Church Music of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001 W. Seminary Dr., Fort Worth, Texas 76115.
Connie was born May 26, 1918, in Altus, Okla., daughter of the late James Marvin and Alva Lee Holland Moore. She graduated from Altus High School where she served as president of the AHS chapter of the National Honor Society and received the best actress award in district one-act plays. She was a successful tennis player and earned gold medal honors for her piano, singing and debate performances.
Connie earned a degree with honors from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., where she was the piano soloist for the women's glee club. A successful debater who won the interschool title, she was a member of the National Debate Society. She served as vice president of her class, was elected secretary of the student council, and also served as president of the literary society. Thirty years later, she completed her graduate studies at TCU, where she earned her master's degree in musicology, with a minor in French.
While at Wheaton, Connie met Boyd Hunt. They married after her senior year, in 1940, and recently celebrated their 67th anniversary. Theirs was a wonderful union of two people who never ceased caring for each other.
Connie was active in her church and community. She was a longtime member of the Whitlock and Euterpean clubs of the Woman's Club of Fort Worth, serving as president of the Whitlock Club in 1980-1981. She also served as president of the Seminary Woman's Club for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, was a member of the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, served in 1972 on the long-range planning committee task force for Broadway Baptist Church to review the issue of women deacons. She taught piano for approximately 20 years, and wrote two published books, Daddy Was a Deacon (1961) and Mike was Here (1981).
Beyond those endeavors and ahead of them in terms of her priorities, Connie was the dedicated mother of three children, each of whom appreciates her unceasing efforts to provide them love and support. She fought the good fight all of her life, and though she loved many forms of musical expression, including many hymns, the lyrics of her favorite hymn included these words: "He will keep me till the river rolls its waters at my feet; then He will bear me safely over, where the loved ones I shall meet."
In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her brother, David Moore.
Survivors: Her husband, Boyd Hunt; children, Beth and her husband, Dr. John Harrington, of Dallas, Bill and his wife, Ann Henderson Hunt, of Kansas City, Kan., and Anne Hunt Barker of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Moore Anderson; sister-in-law, Anita Wall Moore; and nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Published in the Star-Telegram from 5/2/2007 - 5/3/2007.
James M Moore (1878 - 1953)
Alva Lee Moore (1893 - 1965)
William Boyd Hunt (1916 - 2007)*
Connie Elizabeth Hunt Harrington (1941 - 2012)*
James M Moore (1916 - 1917)*
Connie Elizabeth Moore Hunt (1918 - 2007)
David Franklin Moore (1920 - 1994)*
Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Created by: Tim Hawkins
Record added: Apr 29, 2008
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