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Alan Greenwood Moore

April 27, 1949May 24, 2019
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Alan Greenwood Moore, MD, age 70, of The Woodlands, Texas, died on Friday May 24th at 2:45 AM at Vitas inpatient hospice in The Woodlands, Texas after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born April 27th, 1949 in Tulsa, OK, to Gilbert F Moore and Jean Fincher Moore of Minden, LA. He married Caroline E. Fife, MD in Asheville, NC on October 13, 1990. Dr. Moore graduated from Princeton University in 1971 with a BA in English Literature and earned an MA in Literature from the University of Virginia in 1972. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1977 and completed residencies in both Family Practice and Obstetrics and Gynecology while on active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Dr. Moore served in the Army from 1974 to 1990, with a brief interval on the faculty of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas from 1983 to 1985 as Director of the Family Practice residency. His last military assignment was at Ft. Hood, TX. Lt. Colonel Moore was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his work as Chairman of the Ob/Gyn department at Darnell Army Hospital.

Dr. Moore was an Assistant Professor of Family Practice at his alma mater, Baylor College of Medicine from 1990 to 1992. He was in private practice for 17 years from 1992 to 2009, first affiliated with Houston Northwest Hospital and later with Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands. While in practice, he served as Medical Director of the Care Net Northwest Pregnancy Center and continued his education at Grace Theological Seminary headquartered in The Woodlands. Many women met the Great Physician through Dr. Moore. Even after thousands of deliveries, he never lost his sense of awe at the birth of a baby. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Caroline E. Fife, MD of The Woodlands, TX, and his children Megan Peykoff of Laguna Beach, CA, Laura Kathryn Moore of Asheville, NC and William Marcus Moore of College Station, TX, grandchildren Peyton and Kellan Peykoff; and his brother, John Moore and wife Rita of Austin, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Jean Moore.

Under the arrangements of Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, a Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, June 15 at 10 AM in the sanctuary of Faith Bible Church, 5505 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX, officiated by Dr. Dave Anderson of Grace Theological Seminary, with visitation to follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Moore requested donations to be made either to Grace School of Theology or the Care Net Pregnancy Center. GSOT donations can be made securely online at www.gsot.edu/donate (in the comment box, you may add In Honor of Alan Moore), or mailed to Grace School of Theology, 3705 College Park Drive, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77384. Contributions to the Care Net Pregnancy Center can be made securely on line at https://www.myegiving.com/App/Giving/eGiving-433719 (in the comment box, you may add In Honor of Alan Moore) or mailed to Care Net Pregnancy Center, 14530 Wunderlich Dr. Suite 100, Houston, TX 77069. We do not mourn as those who have no hope. Our hope is in The Lord.

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    Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Millie Nettles

December 27, 2020

In this early morning hour I happen to look up the doctor that delivered my first baby over 20 years ago. I was curious where Dr. Moore may be this many years later. I was surprised and saddened that he isn't with us any longer. He had such an amazing impact on my life. Before he delivered my daughter in 2000 I had a miscarriage. I was so overwhelmed by sadness. He told me to name my baby and know that he/she will be in heaven waiting for me and to name him/ her, and I did. Three months later we met again when I became pregnant with my daughter. He immediately touched my belly and prayed for her health and salvation! What an impact! My daughter prayed the sinners prayer at four years of age and is walking with the Lord! Dr Moore was an incredible godly man and I will never forget our meetings! He has made an impact on so many and more importantly made a mark on this planet in Jesus' name!

John Moore

May 24, 2020

I miss you more than I can express.
I will always love and respect you for all you did for me and taught me.

John

Babs Touchet

October 10, 2019

Dr. Moore came into my life after I was being tortured repeatedly by another ObGyn. I found Dr. Moore from a list of Top Houston Doctors. God put the most caring and gentle man to care for me after what was being done to me. Later, while under Dr. Moore's care, he had to make the call to tell me that my lab work showed that another doctor had over medicated me and that the baby I was carrying was probably going to die. He was so mad at this doctor for doing this and he said he hated that he was doing this to his patients and hated this doctor. Well, Dr. Moore was right. The medication killed my baby. Never did I feel violated when in his care. He treated me with such kindness and compassion. I was thinking about Dr. Moore tonight and wondering what kindness he was continuing to bestow upon others and I am deeply saddened by his battle with Alzheimers and to learn of his passing. I will never forget America's top doctor! May you rest in peace, Dr. Alan G. Moore. Prayers for his family.

A.Tarkan Dural

July 1, 2019

Rest in Peace Dr.Moore. Your patients and colleagues are missing you.

Mimi Barreras

June 11, 2019

Dear Moore Family,

I truly think it was the Holy Spirit who spoke to me just now and had me look up what my beloved Dr. Moore’s status was, wondering to myself if he had gone to be with the Lord. And he has! I am sorry, but I rejoice with you as well.

Dr. Moore delivered 3 of my 11 children, promising me he would be there for me until those years were over. God had other plans. My daughter, Avi, was his last vaginal delivery, and he told me he was only there because he’d promised me he would be and that I was a champ and could do it myself and he had been worried sick about her and the new policies that wouldn’t allow him to deliver her when he knew she should be delivered. He was the godly man you wanted in your court in any tough medical corner.

Dr. Moore made the call that I feel saved my best friends life in a sticky Trisomy 18 pregnancy. Baby delivered into hands of the Lord, mother safe.

My first encounter with Dr. Moore was with my only miscarriage. And he pulled out his pocket Bible and read the Scriptures to me. I cried not for the child but at the grace of God being shown me through him. The only appointment he ever missed was to testify on behalf of prolife issues at the Texas legislature. I hope he knows I’ve followed in his shoes. And I recall a discussion of tubes being tied somewhere in his office and my husband and I being not in agreement and he laughed and said he would never tie the tubes of a godly couple who didn’t agree. Lol! Wisdom! Never once was I ridiculed for being the second oldest mother in his practice. And he left me with Dr. Eads to handle my last surprise who treated me with the same honor.

Thank you for sharing your husband, father with my family. He is still spoken of amongst my friends with reverence and he told us of you when we pried, because he seemed such a private man, until you peeled back the layers a bit and found that personality.

We rejoice that he is free and home!

Mimi Barreras

Kathleen Schaum

June 11, 2019

Dear Caroline,

Although I did not know your husband, I felt like I knew him through you. Because my husband has also been ill for many years, I identified with all the things you did to take care of him, to take care of your family, to take care of your work, and then, if there was any time leftover, to take care of yourself. Now that I have been privileged to review Alan's life through the posted pictures and memories, I saw that he was a very special person who was loved by everyone he touched - not to speak of the fact that he was very handsome - reminded me of several movie stars as he aged. I particularly enjoyed seeing your wedding picture - you were as beautiful then as you are now. Although I will be unable to attend Alan's memorial service, I will be saying special prayers for him and his entire family on June 15, 2019. Alan had a great, but short life - celebrate it to the fullest.

Sincerely,
Kathleen Schaum

Dr Gerry Holland

June 7, 2019

Dear Caroline, I was very touched by your recent post. I too lost a husband to Alzheimer’s . I just wanted to send you my heartfelt condolences and to know I was thinking of you and your family.
Fondly, Dr Gerry Holland Oklahoma City

Margaret Fritz

June 6, 2019

Dr Moore was my physician. I started with him after he purchased Dr. Jackson’s practice in which I had given birth once with Dr Jackson but had just gone through my first miscarriage. When I came in about the miscarriage everything was changing over. Dr Moore took over and saw me for my follow up appt. after losing the baby. I later became pregnant again and lost that baby as well. Dr. Moore assured me that if I waited and let my body rest it shouldn’t happen again. I waited and got pregnant later on. I passed many milestones and each time Dr. Moore assured me that we were on the right track. 3 months passed, 4 and then 5. He told me I was on the way. There was only a 3% chance that anything would happen. 2 weeks later I lost that baby. Dr. Moore was beside himself and came to the hospital as fast as he could. Later, I went to his office for a follow up and he started crying. He felt as if he had let me down and wanted me to go see a specialist. He sent me downtown to Dr. Anding who couldn’t find anything wrong. I came back to Dr. Moore and told him I had all faith in him to be my doctor and that made him cry again. I finally became pregnant again and he was so cautious that he made me come in every other week and most times did a sonogram. He was so careful! When he decided she was ready he told me we were taking her out because he wanted to look at her. That baby just turned 26 and was married the week after he passed away.
I couldn’t have made it through all of that with out Dr. Moore. He was so caring and he gave me so much hope and peace. My husband joked that he was my boyfriend because I was at the doctor so much. He went on to deliver my other 2 children and they all are amazing!
Dr. Moore gave me the courage to move past and have my family. He was a blessing to me

Kristy Rewey

June 6, 2019

Dear Caroline, Marcus, Aunt Ann, and family,

We were saddened to hear of Alan's passing. We are SO thankful we got to spend time with you in 2017! We are left with happy memories of chats with Alan before his homecoming. I will be forever grateful to Alan for his obstetrics expertise when I was pregnant with James after Le Anna's shoulder dystocia delivery (praise God no brachial plexus injury!). He had a wonderful way of encouraging and calming my heart. We are very sorry, but we will not be able to attend the memorial ceremony on June 15th. We will miss being with you all. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for God's comfort and peace during this time of transition. We will also miss Alan, but it is a joy to know he is in the presence of our Almighty God, Who has restored Alan's mind and given him a body with no more pain.

We love you.
Steven and Kristy (Fife) Rewey
(Le Anna, James, Loretta, Louisa, and Lanora)

Mona Parish

June 4, 2019

Dr. Moore was a passionate and tireless advocate for life. His support of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Northwest Houston with his time, talent and treasure can not be overestimated. I smile to think that he will be meeting, for the first time, many in heaven who owe their presence there to his faithful service. I rejoice that he has been freed from pain, and grieve at his absence from our world. Praying comfort over those who love him.

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