Jean Moore

Hamilton County

Jean R. Moore, 83, of Chattanooga, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.She was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church and the Friendship Fellowship Class.Jean was a 1948 City High Graduate and Miss City High, attended the University of Chattanooga, where she was a UC Beauty and studied art. Her passion was oil painting and she dedicated her talent to teaching others how to paint for 45 years. She was an officer and member of the Civics Art League, Regional Art Alliance, Tennessee League of Artists and AVA. Jeans paintings are so beautiful and will be enjoyed by many for years to come.She was preceded in death by her devoted spouse of over 50 years, Kenneth A. Moore Sr.; son, Terry Moore; father, Val F. Reich Jr.; mother, Edna M. Reich; and brother Val Reich III.She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother, and is survived by son Ken A. Moore Jr. and wife Kathy; daughters, Debbie Steele and Diane Austin; twin brother, James "Jimmy" Reich, of Dalton, Ga.; grandchildren, Jarod Ownbey, Kaitlyn Steele, Ashley Kershaw with great-granddaughter, Layla; brother-in-law, Judge Don Moore Jr.; five nieces and three nephews.A family graveside service was held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Beautiful Greenwood with the Rev. Geneve DeHogue officiating.Friends and family will join in celebration of her life from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Brainerd United Methodist Church in the Friendship Fellowship Class.Special thanks to the staff of The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Hixson who so compassionately cared for her over a year and Hospice of Chattanooga for her end-of-life care, allowing her to pass with dignity and beauty as the person she was. She will be missed by many, and by a special friend, Corky Bridge.Donations in her memory may be made to Brainerd United Methodist Church, Continuing To Bless Fund, 4315 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411, and Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.Share your memories, stories and photos at Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road Soddy-Daisy.

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