Marie (Slaughter) Moore passed away at Houston, Texas, on Sunday, December 1, 2013, at the age of 78. She was born on January 1, 1935, at Prescott, Missouri, the daughter of William (Bill) Slaughter and Helen (Mosher) Slaughter. She started school in Prescott, but before her second school year her family moved to Bartlesville, and later to Copan, where she completed her education. After graduating from high school in 1953, she was employed by Phillips Petroleum, and worked in their offices in Bartlesville. In 1956 she was married to Fred Moore, who also was a graduate of the Copan school system. After their marriage, she began living a nomadic life, as the wife of a Humble Oil (Exxon) geologist, living in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana, before moving to their overseas assignments at Sydney, Australia; Barcelona, Spain, London, England and Stavanger, Norway. It was fortunate that she like to travel, since she was often required to move to a new city, due to the nature of her husbands work. She moved back to the USA in 1980, and lived in Houston, in Oklahoma City, and again in Houston.
Her favorite hobbies were bridge and quilting. She spent many of her daylight hours at the bridge table, and her evenings hours working out the details of her award- winning quilts. She had been interested in quilting most of her life, but didn't start making her own until she moved back to the U.S. While living in Oklahoma City she developed a passion for making miniature quilts, mostly appliqué quilts. Many of her quilts have won awards at the IQA (International Quilters Association) show in Houston, the AQS (American Quilters Society) show in Paducah, Kentucky, and at the Miniatures from the Heart Contests in Montrose, Pennsylvania. Some are featured in Rodale's book, 'Marvelous Miniatures', a book which she was asked to be a contributing author for the section on appliqué quilting. One of her quilts is on permanent display at the National Quilt Museum at Paducah, and another at the Texas Quilt Museum at Lagrange, Texas. She found it very gratifying to be recognized for doing something which gave her so much pleasure. Among the many quilts she made were several "Barbie", or "Teddy" quilts, which were sent as gifts to the children who are patients at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Annually she sent quilts to be sold at the silent auction to raise funds for the IQA.
She is survived by her husband, Fred, of Houston; one daughter, Anita Anderson of Houston; a grandson, Taylor Anderson, and a granddaughter, Andrea Anderson, of Houston; a half brother, Billy Slaughter, of Baldwin, Missouri; sisters, Vera Thomas of Dewey, and Linda Ireland and husband James, of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Michael Slaughter and wife Jo Lynn, of Tucson, Arizona, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a half sister, Virginia Shoemaker, and a brother, Lester Slaughter. She was cremated at Deer Park, Texas, and her remains will be interred in the Dewey Cemetery.