Class of 1932

Louise Estelle (Tucker) Moore

September 10, 1914 – August 29, 2007

Louise T. Moore, of Aberdeen Washington, was born in Cushing, Oklahoma as Louise Estelle Tucker, daughter of Edwin A. and Ida May Tucker. She was the fifth of six children that included Earl Landsberger, Charles Landsberger, Sylvia May, Bernice, Louise and Edwin.

She and Harold Moore of Blackwell, Oklahoma were married in June, 1939 in Perry, Oklahoma. First residing in Blackwell, they later doodle-bugged their way around the oil rich plains states. Eventually, they planted their roots in Enid, Oklahoma to care for Harold’s father. After a time, they journeyed to Arkansas where they owned and operated a chicken farm. Restless, they hit the road again, stopping in Seattle, Washington where they both worked for Boeing. Alas, the wind blew once more and, after selling their earthly possessions, the couple traveled Americas coastlines, beach combing and beach bumming all the way. Finally, they planted permanent roots in Olympia, Washington in 1962.

Harold died in 1973. Louise worked as an accountant for the General Services Administration until retirement. Her favorite saying was old accountants never die. They just run out of tape.

She devoted the next 30 years to being a grassroots volunteer for various ministries and political campaigns. Her volunteer activities continued until May, 2004 when Louise decided it was time to slow down and moved to Aberdeen, Washington.

Louise loved the natural beauty of the United States of America. She was an avid reader, unceasingly witty, a spring of generosity to many and a faithful, gracious Christian woman. She is the one, of whom friends and family say, Thank you, Louise, for giving to the Lord. Mine is a life that was changed. She said repeatedly that she was satisfied with her life.

In the family home, she recently passed peacefully of old age. Graveside memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007 in the Grace Hill Memorial Pavilion at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home of Perry. Louise is survived by nephews and nieces, Steve Daniels, of Taos, New Mexico, Judy Beals, of Sun City, Arizona, John Beals, of Canastota, New York, Mathew Beals, of Scottsdale, Arizona, Barbara Kaufman, of Holden, Missouri, Erlene Cusick, of Oklahoma, Susan Tucker, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Sylvia Vargas, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and her adopted Aberdeen, Washington family of John and Candis Wright and children, Courtney, John, Noble and Kaitlin.