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Mary Moore

Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Hermosa Baptist Church for Mary Louise Moore of Artesia.

Moore, 90, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Gavin Vaughan will officiate the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. today at Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Mary was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Colorado City, Texas, the daughter of Clyde and Mary (Wilson) Shoemaker.

On Sept. 21, 1946, she married James Raymond Moore in Colorado City. The couple came to Artesia in 1961 from Farmington.

Mary was a housewife and manager at the Gold Bond Stamp Store. She was a member of Hermosa Drive Baptist Church and the Good Sams Club, and loved to sew and read. She loved being a Granny to her grandchildren.

Survivors include daughters Joan Kniffen and husband Kenneth of Clyde, Texas, Joan Clowe of Artesia, Doris Sutton and husband Leo of Monahans, Texas, and Ellen Moore of Clyde; brothers Johnny Shoemaker of Conroe, Texas, and Ronnie Shoemaker of Hamlin, Texas; sisters Lona Mae “Tootsie” Johnson of Abilene, Texas, and Clydene Lassiter of Chesnee, S.C.; grandchildren Shelley Flowers, Laurie Turner, Mary Kniffen, John Kniffen, Gene Clowe, Jim Clowe, Robby Sutton, Renee Ashbrook and Thomas Moore; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Moore, on March 7, 2008; her parents; sisters Betty Steele and Hazel Bradford; and son-in-law David Clowe II.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.