Frances Ellen Moore, 94, known to her family as Mema, passed away July 28, 2022 at her home. She was born May 1, 1928 the daughter of Nova Bell Swarms and Rapheal Stanley. She married Melton Moore in DeQueen, Arkansas on February 2, 1946 and the two were married three days shy of seventy-two years.
Frances and Melton owned and operated Idabel Glass Company and also a glass company in Napa, California when they lived there. She loved to “go” and was always up for tagging along for a ride or trip.
Mema is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Kelly Ward of the Forest Grove Community; daughters-in-law, Grace Moore of Napa, California and Rocky Vallerga Moore of Idabel; sisters, Fern Cowan of California, Dolores Baca of New Mexico; brother, Eual Kelly of Norman; grandchildren, Gary Moore, Damon Moore and wife Renee, Marrick Moore, Victor Vallerga and wife Jennifer, Michael Jordan and fiancé Sarha Cash, Deanna Moore, Becky Jordan, Dakota Ward, Cassie Leak; great-grandchildren, Garson Moore, Ronnie Moore, Alec Moore, Austin Jordan and wife Sydney, Brady Jordan, Alison Carper, Charilie Little, Callie Vallerga, Dustin Cash; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melton Moore; sons, Mason Moore, Ron Moore; bonus son, Bruce Newstrom; sisters, Norma Hicks Simmons, Virgina ”Jennie” Hicks Cline, Vivian Bea Kelly White; brothers, Joe Neal Hicks and Erie “Red” Kelly.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the Clardy Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Russel McDaniel officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org.