Kathryn “Kay” Moore
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.