Eloise Rebecca (Day) Moore was born on January 15, 1915, to Arthur and Alma Mae (Roten) Day, of Houston, Texas. Eloise Moore, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed peacefully from this life on April 12, 2013.
She is predeceased by her husband, L. O. "Dick" Moore, and three sisters, Laura Ellen Day, Ruth Margery Day, and Grace Day Youngblood.
Eloise is survived by her son, Richard Louis Moore and wife Gail Donovan-Moore, daughter Katherine Janelle Moore (Ramsey), granddaughters Debb (Ramsey) Bidinger and husband Scott, Terry Ramsey and husband Mark Warren, step-grandsons Mathew Donovan and Kevin Donovan and wife Brianne, and two great grandchildren, Jack Ramsey Warren and Jenna Ramsey Warren. She is also survived by one brother, Ely R. Day and wife Marie.
Eloise was born in Houston, Texas and lived there all her life. Eloise and her sisters grew up in the Houston Heights area. She attended Hamilton Junior High and graduated from Reagan High School in the Heights in May, 1932. In high school, she excelled in Spanish classes and Girls' Softball.
Upon graduation from high school, she married Louis Otis "Dick" Moore on October 26, 1933. Eloise and Dick made their first home in the Houston Heights area. Dick worked a full time job and Eloise was a homemaker. Their first child, Richard Louis Moore, was born while they lived at 1532 Herkimer, in the Houston Heights. Soon after Richard's birth, they bought 4 acres of land in northwest Harris County, in an area known later as "Recreation Acres", and built their home there. Their daughter, Katherine Janelle Moore, was born four years later, completing their family. Eloise and Dick lived at 6706 Chippewa Blvd in Recreation Acres for about 65 years. Dick, a very self-taught man, built the original house himself. Eloise was very much a lifelong learner.
Eloise remained in her home in Recreation Acres until she could no longer care for the house and property herself. She always loved her yard and filled it with a large variety of plants and flowers. In 1995 she moved to Spring Shadows Retirement and Independent Living Center in Spring Branch where she lived for the next 10 years. She enjoyed the craft activities, reading, and sewing but always missed her yard and plants. Her health remained stable for quite some time but eventually she moved to Summerville Assisted Living Center in Northwest Houston in 2006. In 2010 she moved to Legend Oaks HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center at Willowbrook, where she lived until her death at age 98.
Funeral services are scheduled at the Brookside Funeral Home and Cemetery at 13401 Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77039 (281 449 6511) on April 24, 2013 at 2pm. Visitor viewing is available from 1pm to 2pm. She will be laid to rest next to her husband. Eloise will be greatly missed by her family and friends.