Mary Louise Moore

October 26, 1924April 2, 2021

Mary Louise Barnes Moore was born in Arlington, Texas on October 26, 1924 to Champ Clark and Florence Louise Fielder Barnes.

She graduated from Arlington High School and married her high school sweetheart, Billy Burke Moore. They settled in Arlington across the street from her parents on East Abram.

Mary Lou and Billy moved to Lubbock where she worked for Texas Tech. They returned to Arlington where she was employed in the President’s Office at the University of Texas Arlington. In 1970, they moved to Houston where she was employed at Houston Baptist University.

Upon retirement, she and Billy moved to Lake Limestone where she was active in the United Methodist Church of Groesbeck, Cynthia Ann Garden Club and the Study Club.

After Billy’s passing, Mary Lou moved to Georgetown to be with family. She returned to Arlington and spent three years at Brookdale Senior Living. Due to health reasons, Mary Lou returned to Groesbeck to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law.

Mary Lou is survived by her son, Steven Burke Moore of Victor, Montana; her daughter, Linda Louise and husband Ron Franks of Groesbeck; grandchildren Jim & Mary Franks of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Robert and Lizette Franks of Amarillo, Texas, Steve & Nikki Franks of Dallas, Texas, Michelle & Brian Mendenall of Hamilton, Montana.

She has eight great grandchildren and many devoted nieces and nephews.

She will be remembered as a true southern lady, full of grace and charm. Her laugh and her smile will be missed.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, April 10, 2021


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James OJibway

April 6, 2021

Big Red was a great Mom & second Mom to many of Steve's friends.
She will be truly missed by all!! Blessings to her entire family !

David Miller

April 5, 2021

Affectionately known as “Big Red” to the guys that ran around with Steve, Mrs. Moore always made us feel welcome in her home. Of the twelve of us in “our gang” she is the last of our parents to leave this earth. I’m so very proud to have known her. What a privilege!