Linda Moore, 79, of Dumas, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Widener, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 o’clock until 7 o’clock in the evening on Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Linda was born October 17, 1938 in Amarillo, TX to Roscoe Lee and Lela (Bandy) Beard. She grew up in Dumas and later graduated from Dumas High School. She then attended Texas Tech University where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. She was united in marriage to Howard Moore on September 3, 1955 in Clayton, NM; he preceded her in death in 2003. The couple made their home in Dumas where they farmed and ranched. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dumas.
In addition to her husband Howard, she was also preceded in death by her mother, Lela, in 1957; her father, Roscoe, in 1989; and her granddaughter, Megan, in 2017.
Linda is survived by her sons: David L. Moore and wife Meshell of Frisco, Bruce W. Moore and wife Rhonda of Canyon and Gary D. Moore of Amarillo; daughter: Cheryl Ann Moore Harris of Vega, TX; grandchildren: Chad, Brandon, Desiree, Abbigayle, Clay, Leah Beth, Jessica and Melanie; 5 great grandchildren.
The family suggests, with gratitude, that memorials be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association, 5410 S Bell #411, Amarillo TX, 79109.
I'm sorry about Linda's passing. I knew her for many years.Linda you will be missed forever.
Jenita IvieDumad, TX
Im so sorry to hear about Linda
She was a great lady.
I enjoyed staying with her all those months and taking trips to Amarillo .
We had alot of fun and laughs.
We would listen to her books as we rode around.
Im having to work but I will be there in my heart.
Thoughts and Prayers to all of her family.
Susan BengeDumas, TX
Linda and I have been friends since the 2 grade. I was close to her parents and she was close to mine. I loved her and she will be missed. Someday I will see her again.
Grading Duniven ElsaidDumas, TX
I am so sorry about your loss . Prayers sent out to you and your family with deepest sympathy's .
Debra HiresBoys Ranch, TX
Linda was a dear person, always kind to everyone.
Love & prayers to all of her family.
Shirley wallerPampa, TX
David, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharon OrrBurleson, TX
I do not have the words to tell you how much I loved Linda...We spent so many hours together laughing and being such good friends. There are few people in your life that mean so much to you as Linda did to me.. I remember her with smiles... she was one special lady.... So sorry for your loss and so sorry that we can not be there at this time..
deborah bakerSunrise Beach, TX
Our deepest sympathy. Sending prayers and loving thoughts for all of you.
Reflecting on memories of years gone bye. Your Dad and Mom were so special to me.
Candy HerringHurst, TX
Linda was a special lady even though she was older than I (class of 1959). I knew all of the class of 1956 as my sister, Betty and my husband, Thomas (Tom) were members. Tom and I attended reunions until his death in 2002 and I was invited after that. I was able to attend the last one, their 60th and it was a blast. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others would say is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel-the-pathway ahead as you transition into a new-chapter in-your-lives. It isn't pathways as each of us has our own. May God bless each and every one of you.
My loving grandmother, the day you left,
my heart filled-with-pain, it felt-like-a theft.
I feel-so-much sorrow, deep-is-my grief;
now you're-not-suffering, that's-a-relief.
I hope sincerely you rest-in-peace,
my-love-for you shall-never-cease.
I miss you so-much deeply-and-dearly,
I'll remember-your-voice forever-and-clearly.
For-so-many of us, you-were-our foundation,
a beautiful-life deserves a standing-ovation.
Thank you, Grandmother for selflessly sharing;
such a-loving-grandmother, thoughtful-and-caring.
MOMMA WAS A ROCK Rev. Jim Reeves
I remember my momma singing as she went about her day; cooking, cleaning and washing, for that was just my-momma's-way.
Her family was everything to her and somehow she was always there to give a hug, dress-a-wound or to hear our-bedtime-prayer.
No matter how our lives changed with the ticking of-the-clock; we could always count on Momma, 'cause Momma was-our-rock.
Read John 14:15 - 21
Jesus said, "I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before-long, the world will not see me anymore but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that-day you will realize I am in my-Father, I am in you and you are in me. John 14:18 - 20 New-International version
Even-though I was an adult when my parents died, I felt a keen-sense
of what it was like to be an orphan. Gone were the two-people who had nurtured me and shaped my life. Sharp-grief gave way to bewilderment, "Who am I now; who knows me deeply yet loves me anyway? The gospel of John recounts Jesus telling His-disciples although the time is coming they would see Him no-more but He would always be a part of them just-as they would forever be a part of Him.
So it has been with my parents. I see now even-after their-deaths, their
example of loving-kindness continues to teach me and guide my-life. That goes deeper than just warm-memories. My parents are in me at a deep-level, deeper than the mind can comprehend and as-deep as the heart. Surely God was their-heart's teacher.In the same-way I come to know God through the life and love of Jesus. Nurturing that-relationship through prayer, study, giving and serving keeps me forever-connected to the living-God.
Gracious-God, let who we are reflect who You are in all we do. Amen
Because of God's great-love for us, we are never-orphaned.
Jackie R. Green SheldonStillwater,, OK
Cheryl, I know there are no words of comfort at this time. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mom is whole again in Heaven. I’ll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Thank God for good memories. Hopefully y’all are able to think of better times when your Mom was healthy and cherish those!
Leslie Kistner- BrownChanning, TX
Linda was a classmate and friend from DHS class of 1956. My sincere condolences to all the family. May God comfort you in your loss.
Stanley WilsonNorth Richland Hills, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Darla ZermAmarillo, TX
Our deepest sympathy, My Friend.....if y'all need anything....just call...
Ron & Darla ZermAmarillo, TX
So sorry to hear about the loss of Linda. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers for all of you. With my love, Brent.
Brent SullivanBedford, TX
I was so saddened to read of Linda's passing. It has been many years since high school, but her smile has stayed the same. R.I.P., Linda!
Audrey Ochs PowellHot Springs Village, AR