(Aug. 20, 2008)
Patricia May Spencer Moore, of Clark, died of cancer Aug. 20 at her daughter’s home in Kimberly, Idaho. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in April and she spent the final months of her life surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. According to her family, this summer will long be remembered as the summer they spent with their Oma at The Ranch in Clark.
Patricia was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Casper, to Arvine Wilkins and Marianne Eggers Spencer. She was the oldest of six children. She spent her growing-up years in the oil fields of Montana and Wyoming where her father and grandfather were employed. She met her husband, John William (Bill) Moore, while attending Natrona County High School. They married June 28, 1955, in Casper soon after graduation.
Bill and Pat were the parents of ten children, grandparents to 50 and great-grandparents of thirty-six children.
Bill and Pat lived in Clark for over thirty years, where they ranched and raised buffalo for several years. After retiring from ranching, they felt served as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in many countries and on several continents.
Pat had a love of learning. She read history and biographies. She was a self-taught knitter and loved to crochet. She also enjoyed spinning and weaving. Her favorite hobby was researching family history. The Internet made her research faster and easier.
She is survived by her mother, Marianne Spencer, Cody; children Barbara (Bart) Smith, Archer, Idaho; Catherine (David) Myers, Rapid City, S.D.; Collene (Richard) Jackson, Belfry; Liz (Victor) Jackson, Belfry; Melanie (John) Lennon, Powell; Mary Ann (Mike) Sapp, Worland; John (Connie) Moore, Powell; Patricia (Jesse) Sutherland, Kimberly, Idaho; Michelle (Tim) Beasley, Elko, Nev.; and Ruby (Lee) Harvey, Byron; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Kathleen (Joel) Swearingen, Cody; Rosemary (Robert) McCandless, Las Vegas; Marianne Hall, Tacoma, Wash.; Fred Spencer, Mesa, Ariz.; and Veronica (Roger) Plumb, Phoenix, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a foster daughter, Brenda Hernandez of Colonia Juarez, Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Moore; a son, Don Carlos Moore; and her father, A. W. Spencer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 23 in the Belfry LDS Branch Chapel in Belfry. Interment followed in the Bennett Butte Cemetery in Clark.
All are welcome to join the family in the family home in Clark afterwards.