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JOHN WRIGHT (JW) MOORE, IV Born February 22, 1962 in Houston, Texas died there on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 45 years of age. He is survived by his father, John Wright Moore, stepmother A.M. Schaer; his mother Jeanette Fenley Moore his sister, Juliette Moore Lofft, brother in law Andrew Lofft; Sister Melissa Josephine Moore his three nephews Eric Cimrhanzel, Aidan Lofft and Liam Lofft and numerous cousins from both the Moore and Fenley families. He attended the Dominican Montessori School, St. John's School, in Houston and Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, TX. JW, IV graduated from Ross S. Sterling High School in Houston in 1980; earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1985; interned with Westport Country Playhouse, served on staff at Blue Jacket Outdoor Theater, Yellow Springs, Ohio; worked in legitimate theaters in New York City; Dallas, TX and The Alley Theater in Houston; was a member of the company at Houston's Main Street Theater; and also worked in Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA. As a young man, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council and attained the rank of Life Scout. He served on the Camp Staff at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. He was a card carrying member of Actor's Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, LU 33. He was also a voting member of the Hollywood Film Society in Los Angeles. He had recently qualified under the Entertainment Technicians Certification Program as an ETCP Certified Entertainment Electrician. JW was active in both the West Hollywood Democratic Club and the City of West Hollywood, CA local government. He served as a lay Lector and volunteer for the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Hollywood, CA. He was an American Red Cross Instructor with the Burbank Chapter. He considered the Los Angeles Stagehands his extended family; of which he had been a Member for most of the last fifteen years. The family is grateful for the loving care and treatment given over the course of the past twelve months by Dr. Frank Latino and the staff of Kaiser-Permanente Los Angeles, and the compassionate support of the staff of Houston Hospice in these final days. There will be a memorial service at 4 PM on Friday, December 21st at Rice University's Catholic Student Center, 1703 Bolsover, Houston, TX 77005 (713) 526-3809; and at a later date at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 6657 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 462-6311. Graveside services will be held in the La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, TX at 3 PM on Saturday, December 22nd under the direction of Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home in La Grange, TX. (979) 968-3121. Instead of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution in JW IV's name to the American Melanoma Foundation, 12395 El Camino Real Suite 117, San Diego, CA 92130; Houston Hospice, 1880 S. Dairy Ashford, Ste. 330, Houston, TX 77077 or the charity of your choice.

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2007.
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December 16, 2019
Man, can't believe it's been almost 12 years brother. I hope the fishing is better up there than when we tried down here lol, Peace & Love to everyone!
Keith Christensen
May 27, 2013
We're so sorry for your loss ! You're in our thoughts and prayers . Love Carp and Deb
May 27, 2013
We lost J.W.'s mom, Jeanette Fenley Moore, on May 25, 2013. We are in the process of trying to plan her services. She was SO appreciative of the Hollywood send-off & the support we received.
Juliette Lofft
July 18, 2011
I had the incredible joy and bliss of JWs love and care. We had a close family. He was there for my daughter as she grew from jr high, high school, USC, London thru law school. Talked her into USC. I will never have a day without him. He will always be in my heart. As my daughter is in barexam, i looked for JW again. Its impossible to believe he is gone. In LaJolla he had the full wet suit. We stayed out of the sun. We put my daughter first. He was so proud when she got a spot of 30 in USC film production program. He was bursting with pride when she studied in Cambridge and London at LSE. I hoped we would see each other again at this point. Im devastated. Your son truly had a family. He was truly an incredible man.
April 28, 2008
Though I did not know John, his mother is a lifelong friend and I know that her influence would produce a wonderful son. Jeanette, I love you very much. So sorry for your loss.
Carolyn Wych
February 5, 2008
Your family is in my prayers, I cannot imagine how difficult this must be for you! I know how proud JW was of his certification, it was a milestone for him.
Meredith Moseley-Bennett
January 28, 2008
Julie Lofft, ?in the middle, Julie Marsh (aunt & respite care for AU nephew Quinn
January 28, 2008
Fill in the blanks, here, guys! Please!!!
January 28, 2008
JW's "union" black stetson
January 28, 2008
Friends & Parishoners @ Blessed Sacrament
January 26, 2008
My condolences to the family. I never met John but he sure lifted J.s'sprit when he would call. He must have been a great guy with such a great mom to raise him. He learned to love, independance and caring. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Kathy Stringer
January 14, 2008
prayers are with you, Jeanette. I did not know your son but as you are
a friend I know he must have been blessing to you. May God Bless you.
Claudine Vance
January 6, 2008
I was shocked and saddened to hear
of John's passing! John and my son Lloyd were friends from the age of only 2. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out Jeanette, my dearest and best friend for many years, and also to Julie,Jody, and to his father John W Moore III. John will be dearly missed.
Love Always,
Barbara H.Roth
Barbara Roth
January 6, 2008
John and I were only one month apart in age. We spent a great deal of time together growing up, our mothers have been like sisters to one another since John and I were only 2 years old. John will always hold a very special place in my heart.

With Love,

Wm. Lloyd Roth
William Lloyd Roth
January 1, 2008
I am shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to John, Jeanette, Julie and Jody. Although I knew John only as an adolescent boy, I found him to be intelligent, enthusiastic, and sensitive. He was fun and always a delight. I am just learning what an amazing adult he developed into. I am so proud that he had the courage and determination to follow his dreams and passions. I am both blessed and grateful for having shared a small part of his journey. Peace and blessings to his family and loved ones.
Jo Vela
December 31, 2007
We expect to bury our parents; we do not expect to bury our child. The passing of my son leaves a hole in my heart only God and the passing of much time can heal. J.W. could be difficult, but he had a heart as big as Texas. He loved and was deeply loyal to his family and his friends. He took great pride in his profession and had a deep seated work ethic. How many get to do what they had rather do than anything else in the world and earn enough to live on. J.W. did, and that is the ultimate definition of success in my book. He had a deep-seated faith in God, and deep commitment to his city's government and to his professional union. I am so proud of him for living his beliefs, not just giving them lip service. How I am going to miss our four- or five-times weekly phone visits.
J.W.'s Mom
Jeanette Moore
December 26, 2007
Dear family of J.W.IV, I was so sorry to get the Ob. of John. He had been such a good friend of my brood and I have tried to let each Know. Vicky was here yesterday, Charles is here now, John won't make it because of work and we saw Rick last night. Each was saddened to hear of John's passing. We partcularly enjoyed the summer that JWIV visited us for the summer in Fort Davis. We were sorry that we had left Fort Davis when John rode his bicycle west because we would have loved to see him. We pass along our sympathy to John III, Jeanette, Julliette, and Milessa. Now I have mispelled at least one name but spelling isn't one of my strong points. Love to all Dick Ellis
Richard Ellis
December 26, 2007
"Life is but a stopping place
A pause in what's to be
A resting place along the road
To sweet eternity".
I pray that your family experencies the peace and confort only God can in this your time of bereavement. Maythe grace of God be with you always.
Sandra Martin
December 25, 2007
I can't remember a time when I didn't know John, although I hadn't had any contact with him in many years, I've still thought of him often. Even after we moved to Ft. Davis in West Texas, we were friends. He came out to spend a summer with us, and later I spent a summer with them in Houston. He introduced me to The Beach Boys and blacklight posters. We loved Ultraman and Speed Racer, Legos and Hot Wheels. Our adult lives took different paths, but there were parallel lines. I also enjoyed theater and cycling, and would have loved to spend time with him in those pursuits. I've spoken with his father on several occasions in the last few years, just heard about this from my dad. My most heartfelt condolances go to John III, Jeanette, Julie, and Melissa.

Godspeed John, we'll see you later.
Charles Ellis
December 24, 2007
May his soul rest in peace; JW
went out fighting to the end.

Thanks Houston for all you've
meant for him.

His greiving father --
John Wright Moore
December 21, 2007
To Moore Family,
My heart and prayers are with you now and always as yours have been with me and my family for the last 35 years. Our family has shared this moment many of times and we all know that God's work is his and his alone. May the sweet communion of the holy spirit rest rule and abide in you on this day and forever.

Love Peaches
SaWanda Coleman
December 21, 2007
John Wright, Second Grade@ SJS 1969
December 21, 2007
I remember the St. John's days. John was always fun and full of energy. A great pal to have at recess! Sounds like he had a lot of fun in the time he had her with us. I'm grateful to the lord for John's spirit and to have been a part of his earthly journey.
Perry Ruthven
December 21, 2007
Thanks to my husband, Mark McGriff, I had the pleasure of knowing J.W. for the past 10 years. J.W. was one of the most loyal and devoted friends we had. He came all the way from LA for our wedding, Mark's surprise 40th birthday party, and for the last visit this year. He will be so sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his surviving family. As J.W. would say, "Peace out."
Joann Jordan McGriff
December 21, 2007
Dear Moore family:

I'm saddened to hear the news of John's passing at such a young age. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of the Moore family during this difficult time. It's been a long time since Cheena Street, but I never forget good people. May our Lord receive John with open arms and bless your entire family.
Jon Cabeen
December 20, 2007
To The Moore Family,

My family would like to sent our prayers to the family. John was very smart and warmhearted man. He will be missed.God only picks the best and we all know John is the best from God's flock here on earth.
The Grimsteads
December 20, 2007
December 20, 2007
I'm so sorry to hear about John's passing. God Bless your family in your time of sadness. You will be in my prayers.
Glenda Trotter
December 20, 2007
JW, you are my brother. I'll always remember you! He was a good friend of mine. He had a good heart.
William Laney
December 20, 2007
Memorial Day Weekend 2007 in the Catskills. JW, Mark and Bill
December 20, 2007
Rest in Peace JW.
Mark McGriff
December 20, 2007
JW maning the periscope at Griffin obsveratory
December 20, 2007
JW overlooking LA LA land
December 20, 2007
You will be missed old friend, from the old days of the1453bc band to our yearly fishing trips. The day I met you at Bliesh staging, you where hanging out with cool band buttons displayed proudly. From our further discussions about life and music I knew we would be life long friends. I remember dropping you off on I-10 for your bike trek west ward; it was your determination and guts to follow your destiny that I admired. You made a life and made a difference in California, just like you made a difference on all of our lives. I am sure you have found your place in the great gig in the sky…

Rest in Peace dear friend,
“I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.”
Keith Christensen
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