Virginia “Gennie” Moore, 80, of Powell died at home after a short illness on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born in Powell on July 21, 1937, to Stanford W. Moore and Edna Edith (Meridith) Moore.
After graduating from Powell High School in 1956, she attended Northwest College and then in 1958 moved to California in search of independence and adventure. She resided there for nearly 40 years and became a successful saleswoman for the Pitman Company.
She received and achieved many awards and accolades throughout her career and managed to visit every state except Wisconsin and Maine.
Gennie returned to Powell in 1997 to be closer to her family and friends and retired officially in 2002.
Known for her grit, courage, and kindness, Gennie’s first loves were her family, her dogs, and her horses. She owned and showed award-winning horses and loved her Schnauzers Christopher, Dancer, Luxi and Ollie. Gennie was an avid and competitive fisherman and cribbage player. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 26 and was a devoted supporter of numerous charities, including the Women’s Cancer Fund, Special Olympics, and MADD.
She was preceded in death by her father Stanford W. Moore, mother Edna (Meridith) Mucklow, stepfather Cleo Mucklow and brother James “Hank” Henry Moore.
Gennie is survived by her sisters LaVon Moore Wheeler of West Bountiful, Utah, and Carolyn (Ron) Canady of Elmore City, Oklahoma; brothers S.W. “Butch” Moore of Maysville, Oklahoma, and Thomas (Jo Ann) Moore of Thermopolis; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, who remained close to her throughout her life.
Her family and friends are forever grateful for every moment she gave them and will miss her smile, enthusiasm, and no-nonsense wit. She was laid to rest by her mother at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell. A celebration of life is being planned and will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be sent to the American Legion Post 26, the Homesteader Museum or your local animal shelter.