Patsy Ruth Miller Moore was born on September 27, 1926, to Fay Una Carter and Frank F. Miller in Houston, Texas. She attended James S. Hogg Junior High and graduated from John H. Reagan Senior High in 1942.|
Patsy married and had her first child, David Alexander, in 1946, her second son, Daniel Lamar, in 1949 and a daughter, Laura Diane, in 1955. On June 9, 1967 Patsy married John B. Moore, the love of her life.
Patsy began her professional career upon graduation and was a pioneer in the workforce for women. Her final place of business was the Maritime, I.L.A. where she managed pension and insurance for Longshoremen for more than 25 years. Her father was a longshoreman and she was a familiar face to his friends and colleagues for many years. She retired in 1983 and moved to Gonzales, Texas to the Moore family home where she began her second career. She took time to take long vacations, learned to create beautiful ceramics, volunteered at the Gonzales Hospital, played bingo at the Elks Lodge and discovered a new passion - playing Bridge. Patsy belonged to many Bridge clubs and made so many wonderful friends.
Patsy Ruth Moore left this world much too early for those she left behind. Her heavenly family, including her mother, father, husband, son and best friends, Cousin Kathy Herzog and Aunt Fay Schudalla, welcomed her on May 6, 2012.
Survivors include son Daniel Woods, his wife Joann and their son Michael Ramos as well as daughter Laura Woods. Patsy was preceded in death by her first-born son David and husband John.
A graveside service will be held at Hermann Sons Cemetery in Gonzales on May 13, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Mother's Day will always have a special memory for her children. A Memorial Service will be held in Houston at a future date.
Memorial contributions are welcome at K-9 Angels Rescue, Houston, Texas. Although Patsy loved her family and friends beyond measure, her dogs Dilly I and Dilly II were dear to her.
The family offers thanks to Garden Terrace of Houston for their help and support over the past four years; their staff members are truly angels on earth.
Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX 830-672-3232.
Published in Houston Chronicle on May 13, 2012