Gail Anne Moore, 71, of Sealy, Texas, passed from life to death on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Gail was born on October 28, 1949 in Burlington, Iowa the first child of David and Lorraine Gerdes. Her …
Gail Anne Moore, 71, of Sealy, Texas, passed from life to death on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Gail was born on October 28, 1949 in Burlington, Iowa the first child of David and Lorraine Gerdes. Her sister, Barbara, joined the family three years later.
Gail attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa where she received a bachelor’s degree in geology. She met Leonard Moore at a geology field camp and they fell in love. They were married August 21, 1971 and moved to Dallas where Leonard attended SMU. The pair moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma when Leonard started his career with Phillips in 1975. Gail joined Leonard working in the oilfield while they welcomed two sons. When Leonard was offered the opportunity to move overseas to work for Phillips as an expat, the family of four moved overseas and welcomed their third son and fourth child, their first daughter.
The family of six settled in Katy, Texas and Leonard began working for Exxon. Gail stayed occupied with raising her kids, volunteering with the PTA and Boy Scouts, taking them to all of their after-school activities. Gail joined the Nottingham Country Garden Club in Katy and served as president for several years. She and Leonard were active members at Second Baptist Church and moved out to the new Katy location when it was built. Gail loved crafting, specializing in unique crochet pieces and beautiful afghans.
After all four of her children had left for university, Gail and Leonard built a new home on property in Sealy, Texas. Gail then purchased a shop in downtown Sealy and transformed it into a quilting shop, selling fabric and supplies for needlework. Gail continued her volunteer work by teaching adult ESL at Second Baptist Katy. In the ten years she owned and operated her quilting shop in downtown Sealy, Gail greeted all her customers with a smile and a story, offering them a place to shop, relax and read quilting magazines, and complete projects for their loved ones.
Gail is preceded in death by her loving husband, Leonard, who passed June 8th, 2020. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Lentz and Barbara’s husband, Ken Lentz of Waterloo, Iowa. She is also survived by her four children and their spouses; Alexander Moore, Benjamin Moore, Alfonso Pelayo, Andrew Moore, Amanda Moore, Katherine Patrick, and Luke Patrick and her six grandchildren, Hunter Moore, Anderson Moore, Vivienne Patrick, Nathaniel Moore, Oliver Patrick, and Asher Moore.
A Celebration of Life Service and interment will be held at 10am on May 21st at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Fwy., Houston, TX 77079.