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Alice Louise Moore

Alice Louise Moore

Alice was born on June 3, 1922 to Christopher and Theresa Schulte. We lost mom 10 years ago and she left us without much fan fare. Mom had many talents - as a young girl, she played and refereed sports. She loved to sing and play the piano (by ear) and passed on her love of music to her children. She was artistic (which she also passed on to SOME of her children). She was independent for this era, going to Buffalo, NY as a single young woman. Having lost her dad at age 16, she counted on Joe Moore (the love of her life and her husband for over 60 years) to take care of her. Mom confided that she dropped her books on purpose to get to meet Joe. They would meet at Tuesday night devotions and choir practices so they could see each other. On dates, Joe would say "we have $.25 - we can get some gas and White Castles and drive around or we can go to a movie and get a candy bar." Mom said they usually picked the White Castles and drive. Mom worked magic with their very tight budget, always making it last enough to send all 7 children to Catholic grade schools and high schools. She wasn' t a very good housekeeper, but who could blame her? After chasing after 7 children for many years, we think she eventually just gave up. Mom and dad took up square dancing in the 60s and added round dancing later. They claimed this was the secret to their long, healthy lives. But most importantly, mom was a woman of great faith. She faced many challenges (oh no, not another baby), disappointments, and losses. But through it all, mom relied on her faith in God to get her thru. We used to claim that mom had a direct line to God because whatever she prayed for came to fruition. Mom had a really good sense of humor. We used to think she was naive but we learned later that she had been playing us all those years. Even in her later years, she would call out to her loving daughters-in-law (who were staying with her so dad could go out) and when they ran to her, she would smile and say "Just checking." Mom wasn't perfect, but she did her best, which is all any of us can do. We love you and miss you.

Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 29, 2021.
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