March 18, 1920 – Oct. 14, 2012
Mary P. Moore died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell. She was 92 years old.
Mary was born in Springville, Utah, on March 18, 1920, to Andrew Leslie Porter and Julia Ida Boyer. She was the youngest of eight children. Mary grew up in Springville. She married Kenneth A. Baum Aug. 9, 1939, in Heber, Utah. The couple had one daughter, Leslie Ann. Mary and Kenneth were divorced April 20, 1940.
She went to beauty school and received her beauty operator license in Utah and worked in Springville for a few years. Mary then moved to California to help her sister and worked as a riveter in a plant during World War II. She moved to St. Johns, Ariz. in 1944, where she worked as a beauty operator, at the hospital as a nurse’s aide and at the local drug store where she met her future husband, Jack D. Moore. The couple was married on Feb. 2, 1958, in Las Vegas. Jack worked in the construction business and they lived in many locations in Arizona. When Jack retired, the couple moved to Globe, Ariz., where Jack died in 1973. Mary lived in Globe for 30 years.
Mary was a very friendly woman and loved her daughter and grandkids and great-grandchildren, and they loved her. She had an optimistic personality and always enjoyed her life and her work. Her professions were important to her and she found much satisfaction during her work life. She enjoyed her friends and her family.
Mary moved to Cowley in 2005 to be near her daughter in her later years. Ron and Leslie built her a home next to them and she loved her house and felt secure.
Her parents, her husband and sisters Melva Haller, Trysa Loback, Julia Hall and Hazel Porter preceded her in death. Also preceding her were her brothers John Porter, Eugene Porter and Andrew L. Porter, Jr. She is survived by her daughter Leslie (Ron) McArthur, grandchildren Travis (Marie-Adele) McArthur, Trudi (Todd) Eaton, Traci McArthur, Trina McArthur and Trisha McArthur and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at East Lawn Memorial in Provo. Her family and friends will miss her. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell was in charge of arrangements.