OBITUARY

Joan A. Moore

February 13, 1930July 25, 2009
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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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