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Marjorie Dolores Alsup Moore Ebert Rinn

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M. Dolores Rinn Marjorie Dolores Alsup Moore Ebert Rinn, age 82, was received into Heaven on Saturday November 3, 2012. She was born in Velasco, Texas on November 21, 1929 to James Alton and Florence Cynthelia Graham Alsup, the first of five children. She was primarily raised on or near Coast Guard stations, where her father was stationed, along the Gulf coast including Velasco, Port Aransas, Panama City, Florida, Port Arthur, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Surfside. Dolores and her family lived at her grandmother's home in Sinton during World War II while her father was in the Pacific theater. At Sinton High School, she was a cheerleader and graduated, at age 16, in the class of 1946. Dolores went on to college at Texas A&I, in Kingsville, where she met and fell in love with Howard V. Moore. They were married in December 1947 after she turned 18. Their life together took them to several places around the United States finally settling in Austin in 1954. They put down roots and raised their family (three sons Victor, Alan, and Paul and daughter Margie). Dolores was always busy as a homemaker, a Cub Scout Den Mother, a Homeroom Mother, a baseball mom, and "Little League" widow, while also bowling, playing bridge, attending kid's activities, and volunteering with the PTA, Optimist club, and at church. Howard preceded her in death in 1972. Dolores loved her church. She served on the Board of Deacons and was ordained an Elder of Wilshire Presbyterian Church. For many years she wrote and edited the church newsletter. Most recently, she was a member of Genesis Presbyterian Church. For more than 40 years, Dolores was also a devoted member of the Beta Sigma Phi International, "a nonacademic women's organization dedicated to helping women fulfill their lives". Through the years, she held several offices in her local chapter. Many of her longest and dearest friendships were a result of her membership in this sorority. Dolores was inducted into the Order of the Rose and recently awarded the Torchbearer degree. In 1977, Dolores fell in love with Richard Ebert III, a friend from church. They were married in February 1978. They shared an enjoyment for life. Whether it was going out dancing or staying home with "Wheel of Fortune" or games on the "Intellivision", they were always happy in each other's company. Dolores and Richard greatly enjoyed traveling. Their journeys took them across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and to the UK. Richard preceded her in death in 1988. Dolores went to work for Texas Student Publications (now Texas Student Media) at the University of Texas in 1964. She held several positions and retired as the Administrative Assistant to the General Manager in 1992. The TSP Board established the M. Dolores Ebert Employee Excellence Award to honor her work. This award is presented annually. Dolores fell in love with Arthur Rinn Jr., a longtime friend from work, and they married in December 1993. They spent many happy days together; bowling, traveling, and being grandparents. Their honeymoon in Hawaii, many trips to the National Bowling Tournament, snowmobiling in Nevada, and a trip to Point Barrow, Alaska were highlights of their travels. Art preceded her in death in 2010. In June 2011, Dolores moved into the Renaissance, a senior living apartment community. She made many new friends there. She kept busy playing bridge or other games, going on outings, and enjoying the company of her new neighbors. She kept up with friends and family via email and Facebook. Dolores had an infectious smile that could light up a room. She loved to read. "Gone with the Wind" was one of her favorite books. She loved her family dearly and spent many happy hours at family events and hosting family gatherings. Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas were frequently a celebration with more than 20 family members in attendance. Dolores was happy, forgiving, generous, and loving to all. She particularly had a love of the beach as it always brought back fond memories of her childhood. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, her three husbands, her sister Bette Gay Gernand, brother-in-law Robert P. Hines, and her daughter Marjorie Ann Moore Frossard. She is survived by her sister Carole Hines of Aurora, Colorado, brother J. Alton Alsup and wife Jeanne of Houston, brother-in-law Fred C. Gernand of Tyler, sister Kay Jackson and husband Andy of Katy, son H. Victor Moore II and wife Martha of Austin, son Dr. Alan A. Moore and wife Lea Ann of Conroe, son Paul S. Moore and wife Karen of Austin, grandchildren Mary Moore of Austin, Victoria Moore Barrios of Dallas, Chris Moore of Austin, Andrew Moore and wife Camille of Hutto, Amanda Moore of Dallas, James Moore of Dallas, Lauren Longmire and husband Ryan of Conroe, Christine DeJohn and husband Ray of Sunnyside, New York, David Gonzales and wife Kristi of Katy, Alexandria Frossard of San Marcos (Flower Mound), Stephen Moore of San Marcos (Austin), Melody Moore of College Station (Austin), great grandchildren Alex Barrios, Mariska Barrios, Gabriella Gonzales, Tyler Gonzales, Rhys Longmire, Aubrey Longmire, Jacob Moore, and Lilli Ann Moore, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 PM on Friday, November 9th at Cook Walden Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North Interstate 35, Pflugerville, Texas. Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 10th in the Memorial Chapel at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks in Pflugerville. The family would like to express a special "Thank You" to the Medical Team for the caring services provided, especially Flora and Sylvia who became special friends to Dolores. To share memories with the family, please visit


Published in Austin American-Statesman from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2012
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