October 14, 1953 – November 1, 2018
Leah Moore passed away November 1, 2018 in Bakersfield, California. She was born October 14, 1953 in Delano, California to Joseph and Mary Lerda.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, Gary Moore; two daughters, Nadia Robles and husband, Mike of Delano, Lauren Moore of Kodiak, AK; son Peter Moore of Oakland; and three granddaughters, Mallory (Slichter) Madrigal and husband Jose, and Madison Slichter of San Diego, and Riley Robles of Delano. Leah is also survived by her mother, Mary Lerda, sister Peggy Jiles of Delano; brother Frank Lerda of Porterville; numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Leah worked as a bookkeeper for her father's welding business for several years. She worked as a teacher's aide at Saint Mary's School while bookkeeping for Gary's construction business and later for their apartments. Leah and Gary volunteered countless hours at Saint Mary's while their kids attended school. She attended every one of the girls' games, cheerleading events, piano lessons, and constantly reinforced the importance of doing well in school and being kind. She adored her grandchildren; picking them up from school and taking them for treats every opportunity she had. Leah continued to instill her legacy of kindness through Gary, her daughters and son, and granddaughters. She was loved by everyone she encountered. Leah was the rock of our family and will live on in all of us.
A rosary will be held on November 9, 2018 at Saint Mary's Church in Delano at 1:00pm with mass to follow. Burial will be at 2:30pm at North Kern Cemetery in Delano with a reception to follow at the Delano Elks Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to the American Diabetes Association.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.delanomortuary.com for the Moore family. Services entrusted to Delano Mortuary, a Dignity Memorial provider.
- Rosary Friday, November 9, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 9, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, November 9, 2018
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Jim and Joy Thompson
November 7, 2018
Leah was such a blessing to our family. She always had warm, open arms, and she always made everyone feel welcome in her warm, open home. She was always genuinely optimistic and down-to-earth when we interacted. She will be missed by us all. May God Bless Gary and the family and give them His peace. Amen.