Minnie Lee Moore

August 24, 1917April 3, 2019

Minnie Lee Hood Moore passed on to her Eternal Life with her Lord Jesus and God, her Father on April 3, 2019. Minnie Lee was born on August 24, 1917 in the Spade Community south of Colorado City, to Russell A. and Minnie (Hudson) Hood. She lived to the age of 101 years, 7 months. She was one of the oldest residents of Mitchell County. She graduated from Colorado High School, class of 1935. She is believed to be the last class member from that class. She graduated from Texas Tech in 1939. In 1941, Minnie Lee married Tom C. Moore and they began their 63-year marriage living on Army Air Corps bases in Las Vegas, NV as well as Kingman, AZ, and Roswell, NM. At the end of World War II, they chose to return to live and farm in the Spade Community. Minnie Lee loved the family farm and was a devoted farm wife. In the 1980s, she and Tom were named Farm Family of the year by the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce. She also was active in the Spade Community Reunion and Cemetery Association. She inherited a life-long love of learning, as did her sister, Mabel, (who also lived to be 101). She taught school for 35 years, spending most of those years in Westbrook. She loved her students throughout their lives. She was a long time member of the Mitchell County Retired Teachers. She served as Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teacher, pianist, and was in the Deacon’s wives group. Her life-long love of learning led to many U.S. and world travels with Tom, a deep love of reading, keeping up with world events, logic and crossword puzzles, and always being interested in other people that she met. She is survived by her daughter, Leeann and husband, Gene Kuhel of Colorado City, her grandson, Brian Reeves and his wife Rae of Vancouver Washington, her granddaughter, Shannon Tieaskie and her husband Mike, of Camas Washington, her grandson Gary Kuhel and his wife Marissa of Colorado City, and also her step grandchildren, Genea Nichols of Greenville and Elainea Kuhel of Sachse, Her greatgrandchildren, Ellie and Grayson Tieaskie of Camas WA, and Leilani Reeves of Vancouver, WA. Her Colorado City great grandchildren, Adam and Addison Kuhel. As well as her great grandchildren Emily, Colleen, Jolie, Evan Colombo and William, Stephen, Thomas, Jonathan, and Bethany Nichols. She is also survived by nephews Russell Logan and his wife Carol, of Colleyville and Sam Logan and his wife Wilma, of McAlister Ok. She is survived by several great nephews and great nieces and cousins. Minnie Lee was predeceased by: Her husband, Tom C. Moore in 2004; her mother and father, Russell and Minnie Hudson Hood; her sister Mabel Hood Logan; all her brothers- and sisters- in – law, many nephews and nieces, and cousins. The funeral service for Minnie Lee Hood Moore will be Friday April 12 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Colorado City, with Rev. Jerry Shields officiating. Burial will follow in Spade Community Cemetery 10 miles south of Colorado City off State Highway 163. Immediately following the graveside portion of the service, the family will host family and friends in the lifelong home of Minnie Lee and of Leeann and Gene – near the Spade Cemetery. At the funeral service, there will be special seating sections at her service for people that have a particular place in her history: friends of the Spade Community, the Deacons and the Deacon wives of First Baptist Church and her Sunday School class, her former students and teaching friends at Westbrook School, and a special acknowledgement and seating section for the caring and professional staff of Mitchell County Nursing and Rehab Center and of Compass Hospice. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Missions Fund Colorado City , Spade Community Cemetery Association- c/o Ernie Dunson, 5498 CR 329, CCity, 79512 , Sister Corps (a service arm of Sisters on the Fly, at 1032 E. 7TH ST. Houston , TX 77009) or the charity of your choice.


  • Tommy Day, Representing the Moore Family
  • Russell E. Logan, Nephew - Representing the Hood/Hudson Family
  • Jim Dockrey, Neighbor - Representing the Deacons
  • Don Redwine, Long time friend and neighbor
  • Bill Bird, Representing former students
  • Ernie Dunson, Neighbor


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019

Minnie Lee Moore

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Randy & Connie Chambers

April 16, 2019

Our sincerest sympathy to her family. Tom & Minnie Lee were such treasured friends of our family and church. May God bless your family with His peace and comfort. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Leeann Moore

April 14, 2019

Leeann Moore

April 14, 2019

I truly was blessed to be born to Tom and Minnie Lee Moore. I will miss Mom the rest of my life. I know her influence on friends, family, and former students lives on and on. I also rest assured that Mom is free of pain and rejoicing to be in Heaven with my Dad and with her parents and her sister and all those that have gone on before. Mom walked a daily life of Christian faith and service. She trusted in her Lord and Savior completely and through all her years and hours.

Thank you for sending your notes, cards, letters, flowers, donations, food and all sources of love and comfort. Thank you for attending my Mother's service and to the wonderful musicians for their beautiful messages: Martha Anderson, Randy Chambers, Bubba Limones, Connie Baker, Russell H. Logan, Russell E. Logan, Gary Peacock, Hayden Redwine. Thank you to Rev. Jerry Shields, Russell Logan, and Mark Anderson for your messages and eulogy. She love you all. Thank you to my husband, Gene Kuhel, for all the many ways that you loved and took care of my Mother... and me.

Pall bearers: you were all carefully selected to represent a portion of Mother's history:
pallbearers: Tommy Day- representing the Moore Family; Russell E. Logan- nephew, representing the Hood/Hudson Family ; Jim Dockrey-neighbor and representing the Deacons; Don Redwine- long time family friend and Neighbor; Bill Bird- representing Former Students; Ernie Dunson- Neighbor
** Her grandchildren, Gene and I, appreciate so much that Mitchell County Nursing and Rehab took such love and care of Mom during her long time there. Thank you Compass Hospice for your he through the last part of her journey on Earth.
How appropriate that Mom is going to her Eternal Life at Easter time. Spring is the perfect season for her time on Earth to come to a conclusion.
Thank you

Ross Hood

April 9, 2019

I remember the night of my fathers internment in Spade Cemetery, we were on the porch of the farm, looking at all the stars in that magnificent sky in west Texas. No light pollution, just stars and Milky Way as far as the eye could see. A beautiful view of our next life, somewhere out there! Love and hugs! Peace Aunt Minnie Lee.

Margaret Arguijo

April 8, 2019

What a privelage to care for this sweet, beautiful, soul! She will be definitely be missed by many. May God comfort her family and friends. My deepest sympathy and my prayers are with you all. May you rest in peace our dear friend, and loved one. She definately fought the good fight! We love you Minnie! 101 WoW!

Denice Bradbury

April 8, 2019

Such a sweet precious woman, who always enjoyed a good visit. I never left a conversation less than inspired. See you on the other side.....

Sandy Sheets

April 8, 2019

My third grade teacher who developed the love of education in my life. Oh what fun she had teaching us cursive writing. She encouraged me as I returned to Westbrook with a teaching degree. I’ll see her again some day in heaven.