Joan A. Moore

February 13, 1930July 25, 2009

She was like a Bromeliad – A symbol of everlasting love for 79 years, with petals and peaks and an open heart; she was the very essence of loving care and beauty for 2 husbands, a blended family of 7 children, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. With a cautious peak of her first little flower in the quiet sleepy town of Wheatland Wyoming, and after 2 years at the University of Wyoming, she happily grew as she followed her first husband Don Cottrell, through the world of insurance to Texas with her final stop in the early sixties on Mountain Climb Drive in North Austin. From the heart of her glowing personality she emerged at the Austin Country Club as a continuous champion of golf, bridge and gin. She achieved the spectacular admiration of all with her eight holes in one and her ebullient approach to life after defeating three attacks of cancer. With the loss of Don Cottrell to cancer in 1990 it seemed her flower would lose its bloom. But wait – the guardian angel revived the petals of life, she married fellow member D. Edward Moore after he lost his wife in 1991. Exciting cruises, trips, tours, games, night life and success of real estate acquisitions and genuine amalgamation of two families of children, life was good. And now three months ago enter the malicious disease Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. It is God's time to retire the Bromeliad of grace, unselfishness, dignity, and beauty. Joan Moore the Bromeliad a symbol of love With petals and peaks and an open heart We heard the bells – not very far apart With the last peal, we knew the Journey was not very far Whatever the sound whatever the sight Eternally we will always be by her side And with God's love and his hand on our heart We stand hand in hand and never shall part. Survivors of a blended family – Husband, D. Edward Moore, Austin, TX Daughter, Shelly and husband Gordon Lentz and two grandchildren, Austin, TX Son, Jim and wife Jane Cottrell, Surprise, AZ Daughter, Joye and husband Steve French and two grandchildren, Austin, TX Daughter, Donna and husband Vince Van DeWalle and one grandchild, Kingsbury, TX Stepson, Michael and wife Suzie Moore and two grandchildren, Bedford, TX Stepdaughter, Jan and Gary Smith and two grandchildren, Tulsa, OK Stepdaughter, B. Michelle Moore, Lockhart, TX Brother, Barney Cole, Cheyenne, WY Visitation Tuesday, July 28th, 6 p.m-8 p.m., at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX. Funeral service Thursday July 30th, 10 a.m., Smith Chapel at Riverbend Church, 4214 N. Cap of TX Hwy, Austin, TX. With interment at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. Reception, Noon-2 p.m., Austin Country Club, Austin, TX.


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Susan Hasslocher

August 6, 2009

Ed, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. When I joined Austin Country Club, Joan was especially kind in introducing me to others and in encouraging others to play with me. She was endearing, and I remember her fondly.

Mollie E. Hejl

July 31, 2009

I did not personally know Joan A. Moore, but want to say that her obituary in the Austin paper was one of the most beautiful and loving tributes that I have ever seen. (I was formerly a member of the Bromeliad Society in Houston,Texas and this tribute to someone who obviously loved bromeliads was very well done and a joy to read.) For those of you not familiar with this plant species, please know that the plants with the most colorful leaves don't usually make beautiful flowers- those with the "not so pretty" leaves are the ones that make the gorgeous blooms! When the "mother" plant dies, "pups" form and there can be as many as 7-8 more just like it! Hopefully, someone cares enough about Joan's collection to continue caring for it in her memory and sharing the plants with others, just like she seems to have shared her life with others in so many ways.

Walter Moczygemba

July 30, 2009

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Diane Insley

July 30, 2009

We are so sorry for your loss. Such an active, beautiful women. Celebrate the good times. With Love, All of the Van De Walle friends in San Marcos and the hill county.

Denise French Moczygemba

July 28, 2009

I am so very sorry for your loss and will pray that you will be comforted during this difficult time.

Jim Matheney

July 28, 2009

My deepest sympathy on your loss.Joan was such an upbeat person.I can't be there but my thoughts are with you.May you be granted peace and understanding. Caesar

Sally Cole Winters

July 28, 2009

Aunt Joan was a very beloved little sister to my dad and mom. She was kind to me when I needed kindness and I will always remember her. God bless all of you in her blended family. Love, Sally Cole Winters

Janis and Doug Maund

July 27, 2009

Ed and Family, Doug and I were so shocked to receive the news that our beloved Joan was taken from us. She was a special friend of ours for a very long time. We loved her so and will miss her greatly. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Love, Janis and Doug Maund

Steve Cole

July 27, 2009

We are so sorry for your(our) loss. Joan will be missed. Our condolences to the family. Steve and Sue Cole (Charles Dean Cole's son and wife.)