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VIRGINIA MOORE

VIRGINIA MOORE Virginia H. Moore, a 57-year resident of Boulder City, died in her home Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. She was 102. She was born in 1910, to William Warren Hamilton and Lucretia Digby in a farmhouse in Worden, Mich., a hamlet located at 6 Mile and the Pontiac Trail north of Ann Arbor, Mich. She attended high school in Ann Arbor, where her father held various governmental positions. She attended the University of Michigan and, after moving to New Orleans in her 20's, Tulane University. In New Orleans, she worked as a governess, a head mistress of a boarding school and in the U.S. Navy censorship during World War II. She there met a merchant seaman named Bob Moore. After the war, they married and moved to California, where he eventually began a career with Southern California Edison. They lived in Big Creek, Calif., until they moved to Boulder City in 1956. She was active in Cub Scouts and in Grace Community Church, where she taught the Kindergarten Sunday School for 15 years and was active in the Women's Association until her death. She was an early member of the hospital auxiliary and helped with "Art in the Park" during the 1960's. She was an avid fan of the Mojave Desert, being able to identify most of its flowers and animals. She loved the outdoors, the National Parks and, most of all, children. Most recently, she was a principal critic and director of JumpingLion Photography, participating in the selection, preparation and distribution of fine art photographs at art shows throughout the region. Virginia is survived by her son, Hamilton D. Moore; her grandchildren, Erin and David; and hundreds of people she loved. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, (her 67th wedding anniversary), at Grace Community Church, 1150 Wyoming St., Boulder City. Reception following at her home, 858 Armada Place, Boulder City, NV 89005.


Published in Boulder City Review from Jan. 22 to Jan. 24, 2013
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