Jeannette L. Moore
(In loving memory)
Jeannette L. Moore was native of Portland, OR. Jeannette’s parents emigrated from Sweden thru Ellis Island. She attended Gregory Heights grade school and graduated from Grant High School (class of 1952), where she still holds the record for scoring 50+ points per game for the women’s basketball team (without a three-point line)! Proud alum!!
After High School, Jeannette worked for the Employment Exchange and excelled to assistant manager. She had opportunity to own the employment agency but declined to start a family with her husband Robert D Moore II. She married in 1957 and lived in NE Portland where Robert D Moore III was born. In 1962, she moved to NW Portland, OR where Richard J Moore was born. She was married for 57 years to Robert D Moore II. He passed away in 2014.
Jeannette’s true passions included cooking, and her baking wizardry was truly legendary. Her from-scratch preparations made any event deliciously memorable! Additionally, her talent expanded as both a decorative tole painter and accomplished pianist (classical, jazz, blues, and gospel). Jeannette excelled at the art of teaching decorative tole painting to hundreds of students, sharing her love and creative natural aptitude with so many. She founded Moore Wood and Books and Joy's Publications, developing her original artistic ideas and expanding her true God gifted talent. She played a significant role with Milly Smith in creating and publishing Decorative Painters books and packets.
Throughout her life, Jeannette found tremendous gratification and pride in volunteering or otherwise serving the community including the Raindrop Chapter of Portland, Oregon (Co-founder/past President 1982), Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) member for decades, Sunset High School supporter (Band and Construction programs), Terra Linda (HOA) board member, and Toys for Tots supporter. Because of all Jeannette's hard work, those that reside in Terra Linda have a better place to live. Jeannette Moore has left her mark on Terra Linda and a great legacy for generations to come.
Jeannette cherished her numerous lifelong friends and rarely missed a reunion of any kind. She enjoyed annual get-togethers with high school friends, and social connections meant the world to her. Neighborhood game nights and birthday groups were long time favorites.
Survivors include her sons, Robert D Moore III and Richard J Moore, several, nieces, nephews and cousins and faithful friends.
A funeral is scheduled for 11:00AM, December 12, 2022, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 14175 NW Cornell Rd Portland, OR 97229