Julia (Julie) Francis Moore was born Julia Francis Leach in Seminole, Oklahoma on September 19th, 1931 and passed peacefully in the arms of Jesus on December 21, 2019. She was the eldest of six children and the only girl (Billy, Harold, Jerry, Larry and Roger). She was a great help to her parents, first on the farm and then working as a Civil Servant at Tinker Air Force Base. While working at Tinker she met her future husband, James Perry Moore on a very reluctant blind date and the rest is history. They were married in 1955 at the First Methodist Church in Oklahoma City and were blissfully together until Jim’s passing in 2013.
As her husband was an officer and jet pilot they had 9 years of adventures and discovered their love for travel as they lived in Germany, England, Illinois and Colorado before Jim was medically retired. They eventually settled down in Santa Ana, California where they raised their 2 daughters, Di Ann and Holly. Her children can attest to the fact that she was the consummate homemaker and took her job very seriously. There was never a day that her hair was not done and her makeup was perfectly placed even if she was just going to work in the garden.
She loved cooking, gardening, sewing, music, taking care of her family and a good laugh over coffee with friends and family. She always sacrificed her needs for the good of her family. At her church she sang in the choir, was a Deaconess and Sunday school teacher. She attended Bible Study Fellowship for numerous years eventually becoming a group leader. She also volunteered numerous hours for the Girl Scouts as a badge counselor, parent chaperone on trips and sewing countless Kleenex tissue holders in the shape of Snoopy laying on his dog house for their annual fund raisers.
When her husband retired as a civil servant they were able to rekindle their love for travel. They purchased a truck and 5th wheel and traveled for months at a time visiting the majority of the United States and parts of Canada. While they saw many landmarks, the most favorite part of their travels was being able to spend time with many family and friends on their journeys.
Julie was ever calm yet passionate about her Christian faith. From her childhood forward she had a relationship with Jesus and studied the Bible voraciously along with Jim and they knew that this world was not the final chapter. Her love for Christ was demonstrated everyday of her life by the love and example she showed to those around her and could always be seen in her smile. She was a prayer warrior that has led the way to everlasting life through Jesus to many people during her lifetime.
Julie was kind, fun loving and set an excellent example of being upbeat and positive. Even as her memory and heath were failing, she still loved to be around family and friends and was always keen on cracking a joke.
She is survived by her daughters Di Ann Lucas (Jack), Holly Harvey (Paul) and grandchildren Tana Ray and James Dean Lucas and Ryan Cash Harvey.
Service will be on February 1st at 2:00 pm at Geneva Presbyterian Church at 24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637 with a lunch reception following the service.
Flowers should be delivered to O’Connor Mortuary at 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.
If you prefer to make a donation in Julie’s name, please make them to Gideon’s International.
- Date & Time: February 01, 2020 (2:00 PM)
- Venue: Geneva Presbyterian Church
- Location: 24301 El Toro Rd. Laguna Woods, CA 92637 - (Get Directions)