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Jean Holland Moore passed away peacefully on November 8, 2016 in Athens, Texas. She was born on April 15, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, to Judge Sam and Juanita Holland. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sweet prince, Willis D. Moore, her beloved sister, Virginia Holland Kauffmann, and her cherished friend from infancy, Betty Ross Walker.
Jean graduated from Athens High School as salutatorian of her class. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a dedicated Kappa, graduated with degrees in English and Music, and met Willis. She and Willis were married in 1948 and moved back to Athens when he completed law school in 1952.
In Athens, Jean was for more than five decades a member of the Athens Listeners' Club, the Athens Music Study Club, the Thursday (every Thursday) bridge club, and was a member of the Dallas Metropolitan Opera Board and other clubs and organizations. She was the organist at First United Methodist Church of Athens for 20 years. Even so, she devoted her full time and efforts to her family and friends.
Jean loved God, her family, her friends, music, her country, Shakespeare, J.S. Bach, bridge, and Kappa Kappa Gamma, in some such order as that. She hated no one. Her life would best be described by "loving" and "gentle."
She is survived by her son, Judge Dan Moore and wife kay, her daughter, Jeanne M. Mc Donald and husband Dr. Russell, grandchildren Dr. Meghan Michael and husband Dr. Wayne, Andrew McDonald and wife Taryn, Ryan McDonald, and Patrick Moore; great grandchildren, Archer Michael, Claire Michael, and Madison McDonald; beloved sister Jacquelynn Holland Fisher, and her adored nieces and their families.
They loved her as she did them.
If desired, memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Athens or the Alzheimer's Association. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church of Athens, following a burial service. Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.
If you would like to leave a message of condolence or light a memorial candle for the family you may do so at www.carroll-lehr.com.
Published on November 11, 2016
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