Georgiana Moore

Georgiana Moore

October 28, 1936 - July 17, 2016

Georgiana Moore

October 28, 1936 - July 17, 2016


This is the Spiritual Faith Journey of Georgie Moore:

I was born Georgiana Esque on Oct. 28, 1936 in St. Louis, MO.

I grew up in CA with my sister, Joan, and three mothers: Aunt Lu till age 7, Gramma Sadie, a Baptist, who made me a good Catholic, and my mother, Grace, who worked at a job till I was 7. Subsequently, my mother married her second husband, Dennis Maher. Until I married I used his surname and was known as Georgie Maher.

I attended several elementary schools, but for grades 6, 7, and 8, I attended Immaculate Conception School, Monrovia, CA, which was taught by the Sisters of Loreto, whom I admired very much.

I then went to San Gabriel Mission H.S., and upon graduation in 1955, I entered the Sisters of Loreto in Kentucky. I made temporary vows for one year, but just before I was to renew my vows, I heard a distinct voice telling me to go home. Sister Superior and I made a novena of prayer, but the voice never ceased so I left the convent.

I joined the young adult group at St. Luke’s Parish in Temple City and soon became leader of the club. There I met my future husband Henry “Bud” Moore. We were married Feb.17, 1962 and had nine children. In 2016 we celebrated wedding anniversary number 54.

Over the years I worked at our parish, St. John the Baptist in Costa Mesa, in youth ministry and stewardship. Bud and I directed the RCIA for five years.

When our youngest child started school, I went back to college and earned a degree in Psychology at CSU Long Beach. In 2002 our youngest graduated from college so we sold our house in Costa Mesa and moved to Lake Forest and Santiago de Compostela Parish.

Soon after, I started a three-year program to earn a certificate in Spiritual Direction. I worked as a Spiritual Director beginning in 2005. In addition I started a program of Adult Spirituality that I led monthly.

I thank my family, my friends, my fellow parishioners for all the love that you have shown me, and I will ask the Lord to send you all a gentle, loving smile.

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5 responses to Georgiana Moore

  1. John Albano says:

    Georgie was kind and generous lady that I will sadly miss from our Wednesday Bible Study. Soft spoken with great Bible insight and will be missed. John

  2. Geryon Wines says:

    Mrs. Moore was a great lady. She cherished her children, husband and life. She knew where each of her children’s gifts lay and encouraged them to enjoy their blessings. When I think of the more Moore(s), I can’t help but see Georgiana smile. She twinkled in delight with each of you.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    In sympathy,

    Patty O’Keefe, Vince’s “Big Sister”

  3. Please accept my family’s heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort in fond memories, and The Almighty God’s promise in the Bible, to restore those asleep in death to perfect life on a paradise Earth.

  4. I’m so sorry we will not be able to attend the rosary and funeral mass as we will be out of town. Your mother was a very special lady and I will be praying that she is gazing upon the face of Jesus for all eternity now. She and your dad helped guide my dad into the Catholic Church and for that I pray God reward them. Your mom was always so kind and loving and will be greatly missed I am sure. Prayers for you all during this time of great loss. -Robyn Mattson

  5. We lived on the next street from the Moores for a number of years. Both our families had nine children. Because our kids ate a lot of peanut butter, Georgie organized a group of us moms to take turns driving to Cerritos to load up our vans with #10 cans of
    natural and delicious peanut butter from the All American Nut Company. It broke our hearts when that company went out of business!
    As our children grew older, we moved to a different home and didn’t see as much of the Moores, but Georgie and Bud were always excellent role models for the rest of us parents.
    Debbie and Jack Dignan

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