Agnes Conant Moore


(Jan. 7, 2004)

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. at First Methodist Church for pioneer Powell resident, Agnes Conant Moore, 93, who died Friday, Jan. 2 at the Powell Hospital.

She was born in 1910 in Worland, daughter of Edwin and Katherine Frisby Conant. She graduated from Worland High School and attended the University of Wyoming, studying music education.

She married Russell O. Moore in 1930, and they moved to the Willwood farming area south of Powell in 1934 as homesteaders. Agnes, like many Powell pioneers, helped to provide the foundation of what Powell is today. She and Russell broke out their farmland while he ran dragline for the Deaver Irrigation District. Their farm house was built with logs that Russell and his brother, Ted, cut and hauled from Rattlesnake Mountain with Ted's team of horses. For every two logs they cut, Russell could keep one, and the logging company kept one.

At the time, they had two small sons, Richard and Russell Jr. Her love of music was shared with her family, her piano students and communicants of the Methodist Church, where she actively attended until shortly before her death. She was the organist for the church and active in all parts of her beloved church's music department.

Travel was a great joy for Agnes. She traveled to Europe to hear music and across the United States to visit family and friends.

She was a charter member of the Fine Arts Club, and a member of Rebekah's, the Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star and the Willwood Women's Club.

Survivors include her sons and their wives, Richard and Lydia of Powell, Clifford and Betsy of Vashon, Wash., and Lawrence and Brooke of New Windsor, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell O. Moore; her son, Russell Jr.; her parents; and brothers Edwin and Donald Conant. Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For those who wish, the family would appreciate donations to the First Methodist Church in Powell or to a charity of choice.