|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun., 2009|
ANNE MOORE Born August 19, 1920 in Atlanta, she spent all of her 88 years living in midtown and working within walking distance or a short bus ride from home. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School, attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, and later Georgia State University in Atlanta.
She worked as a stenographer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, CDC, among others, and retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance. Anne grew up in the Sacred Heart parish and was a long time member of the Altar Society and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Auxiliary.
In 1953 she married Jack Moore of Charleston, South Carolina. She has been a member of the Christ the King parish since 1954.
She was the child of Annie Meehan, of New York, and Michael C. Murphy, of Atlanta. Her father was the depot master at the Union Station downtown, and his position with the railroad allowed young Anne to travel frequently by train. Her favorite trip was from Atlanta to New York's Penn Station.
She introduced her children to the beauty of Lake Rabun and hikes to surrounding waterfalls in the 1960s. She was an avid swimmer. Well into her seventies, when arthritis prevented her evening walk to see the arriving Amtrak train at Brookwood station, she continued her regime of ten laps three days a week.
It's been said that if you want to know the true measure of someone's character, take them camping. Anne Moore and her family camped together for thirty-something years. She always did her share of preparation and chores before, during, and after the trip. She endured severely leaking tents with minimal complaint. In the face of thunder, lightning, and even an approaching hurricane or two, her relative fearlessness was enviable.
She loved her family, her cat Tony, and most of all, her husband Jack. Throughout the years of Anne's declining health and increasingly limited mobility, Jack took on the role of caregiver with ingenuity, pluck, and patience. Their love for one another was never more evident nor any less inspiring.
Anne Moore is preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Michael Murphy, her sister, Mary Elizabeth Murphy, her first cousin, Noel Lambert. She is survived by husband Jack, her children Marty Moore, Michele Moore, Marion and husband Greg Martin, grandchildren Annie, Michael, Patrick and Mary Martin, and great-grandchild Connor Martin. Her extended family includes Trish Dare of Atlanta, Trudy Moore of Charleston, Joe Meehan of New York and Mary Ann Light of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 12 at 10 AM at the Cathedral of Christ the King; interment will follow at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Patterson's Spring Hill with a Rosary being said at 7:30. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 760 Pollard Blvd, SW Atlanta GA 30315 or the Atlanta Humane Society.
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Feb 26, 2010
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