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MARIE M. MOORE

MARIE M. MOORE After living life to the utmost for 98 years Marie died peacefully on September 24 from natural causes. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 30, 1914, to her parents John Van Kuyk and Jeanne Glarden Van Kuyk. In 1934 she married Joseph Callahan who died in 1941 at the onset of the war and subsequently married Judson Cowles who died aboard his ship in 1976. She is survived by Clarence Moore, her devoted husband of 28 years, and five children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Marie is survived by four sons from her marriage to Judson Cowles: William Cowles and his wife Alice of Peshastin, WA, and his children Andrew and Christopher Cowles of Seattle, WA, and Jennifer Cowles and her daughter Marisa of Wenachee, WA; Wayne Cowles of Racine WI; Lloyd Cowles and his wife Christy and daughter Elysia and her daughter Cheyenne of Racine WI; and Jack Cowles and his wife Marian of San Diego CA, their daughter Melissa of Seattle WA, his son Patrick and his wife Ellen of Sycamore, IL, her son John Reynolds & family of Tustin, CA, and her daughter Tamara Wanless and family of San Diego, CA. Richard Cowles, Marie's son from her first marriage, and his wife Karen reside in Santa Fe, NM, their daughter Sarah Cowles is currently a Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Georgia, and their son Morgan predeceased his grandmother. A native New Yorker Marie settled in Port Huron, MI, after WWII with her husband Judson Cowles, a seafarer who subsequently returned to his career in the Merchant Marine, raising a family of five boys and developing a life-long interest and involvement in liberal causes. She remained in Michigan following his death and in 1984 married Clarence Moore a native of Bessemer, MI. The couple later settled in Silver City, NM, where they are fondly remembered for their many years of volunteer efforts on behalf of the local senior center and preparing and delivering Meals-on-Wheels to shut-ins, an effort for which they received national recognition. In 2008 they took up residence at the Ponce de Leon retirement home in Santa Fe where they were welcomed for their lively involvement in that community. Memorial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coming Home Connections, 418 Cerillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87501.


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