Kathryn “Kay” Moore

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - LIFETRIBUTES -

Nov 15, 1924 - Dec 21, 2018

Kathryn “Kay” Moore died peace­fully on De­cem­ber 21, 2018 in Red­ding, CA with her fam­ily by her side. Kathryn Louise Bush was born on Novem­ber 15, 1924 in Fair­field, Alabama, where her fa­ther was tem­po­rar­ily as­signed as a book­keeper. The small fam­ily re­turned to their home in Glen Ellen, Illi­nois when Kay was 1 year old. She spent her child­hood there, then ma­tric­u­lated at the Uni­ver­sity of Colorado at Boul­der, where she stud­ied Psy­chol­ogy and Dance. She grad­u­ated in 1946. While at the Uni­ver­sity, Kay met and mar­ried Oral Moore, a naval en­sign in Of­fi­cer Train­ing. They moved to San Fran­cisco in 1948 after the war when her hus­band was dis­charged.

Kay and her hus­band moved to the Sier­ras where Oral was project man­ager for con­struc­tion of the Cherry Val­ley Dam on the Hetch Hetchy project. After the project was com­pleted, they re­turned to San Fran­cisco where they made their home with their fam­ily of 4 chil­dren. Kay was a ded­i­cated and fun-lov­ing mother and had many friends. She served with the PTA and Girl Scouts as well as many other vol­un­teer ac­tiv­i­ties, such as tu­tor­ing, work­ing at Youth Guid­ance Cen­ter as well as many ac­tiv­i­ties at Tem­ple Methodist church.

Kay loved mu­sic and was a tal­ented vi­o­lin­ist and pi­anist. She played vi­olin in The Doc­tors’ Sym­phony Orches­tra and spent many hours at the pi­ano, teach­ing her chil­dren the love of mu­sic as well. Through­out her life, Kay ex­pressed her many artis­tic tal­ents in­clud­ing wa­ter­color, latch hook, knit­ting and drift­wood art. She shared her love of the card game, Spite and Mal­ice with the ex­tended fam­ily.

Kay be­came a real es­tate agent, co-owner of Vil­lage Green Florist in Fair­fax, Cal­i­for­nia and worked for the San Fran­cisco Vis­i­tors and Con­ven­tion Bu­reau. After re­tire­ment, she con­tin­ued her vol­un­teer work with Tem­ple Methodist Church, played mu­sic, spent time with her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren, and trav­eled all over the world with her many friends. Kay moved to Shasta County in 2010 to be near her fam­ily.

Kay is sur­vived by her chil­dren: Kath­leen Carter, Jim Moore (Pa­tri­cia), Joann Moore (Ray Man­ley), Mar­jie Moore Bibeau, and her grand­chil­dren: Christo­pher Carter (Kristi), Kathryn Martin (Scott), Michael Pezzillo and Joshua Bibeau, as well as her 7 great-grand­chil­dren and 1 great-great grand­child. A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life is planned for March 30 at the Marin Art and Gar­den Cen­ter in Ross at 2:00 pm.

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