Janet F. Moffett

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JANET F. MOFFETT Janet F. Moffett, age 79, surrounded by her family and dogs, died peacefully at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Janet was born in Quanah, Texas on November 9th, 1934 to Homer and Elizabeth Ferguson. At age eight, Janet's family moved to Cisco, Texas to start "Ferguson's", a woman's retail clothing store. As an only child, Janet was often seen working at her parent's store where she developed a sense of fashion and style. Throughout her life, Janet was always "well dressed". Janet went to the University of Texas in 1953 for her first two years of college where she was active in they Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Janet transferred to the University of Oklahoma in 1955 and, ultimately, graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Education in 1957. Her early career including teaching grade school English and her passion for learning made her an avid reader throughout her life. While at the University of Oklahoma, Janet met her future husband, Bill Moffett. They married on May 10, 1958 and shortly after had their two children. Janet Elizabeth Moffett arrived on March 27, 1959 and William Mitchell Moffett was born on June 8, 1960. Bill worked for Exxon Oil Company for his entire career. For over 30 years, Janet and Bill lived overseas in Venezuela, Australia, England, Columbia and Indonesia before retiring to Santa Fe in 1987. Janet was active in the Santa Fe community. Janet was passionate about the Santa Fe Animal Shelter where she volunteered and served on the Board for many years. Janet was also engaged with the Santa Fe dog community and helped with obedience classes throughout the city. Janet was fond of, and owned, many basset hounds throughout the years. Janet was often driving all over the country to attend dog shows with her many friends. She was an active member of the Basset Hound Club of America and the Sussex Spaniel Club of America. Janet will be best remembered as being a "ball of energy" with a quick laugh and full of fun. She was a smart and strong woman. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Janet had a thoughtful and kind approach and had a curiosity that fed her many interests and activities. She will be greatly missed. Janet is preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) A. Moffett, who passed away on April 27, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Janet and her husband, Pearce Dressel of Santa Fe, New Mexico and by her son, Mitch and his wife, Kathleen Moffett of Golden, Colorado. Janet and Bill also had four grandchildren-Rebecca Peacock, Tyler Dressel, Melissa and Megan Moffett and 3 great grandchildren- Calub Peacock, Logan Peacock and Fallon Anderson. Donations in memory of Janet F. Moffett may be made to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society at 100 Caja Del Rio Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 or a .
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Sept. 4, 2014
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