May 11, 1935 - March 24, 2021
Sallie Anne Moore 85, of Houston, passed away March 24, 2021. Sallie was born May 11, 1935 in Annville, Pennsylvania to Earl and Lucina Kauffman. She is preceded in death by her husband William of 60 years (1956-2016) of marriage. She is survived by three children (Karen, Jeff and Steve), three grandchildren (Kendall, Kassandra and Kaylee) and two nieces (Beth and Sue). Sallie grew up in Annville, Pennsylvania and graduated from Annville Cleona High School and then from St. Luke's University Hospital on October 18, 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. One of Sallie’s early life goals was to leave the small town she grew up in and explore her world. Mission accomplished. Sallie started her nursing career in Pennsylvania. The Moore family uprooted from Pennsylvania and moved to Houston in 1971. The nuclear family unit was based on strong Christian values, providing the moral foundation for the family. Sallie juggled her professional career and family life throughout her family’s growth. She spent many years at Memorial City Hospital in various units until transitioning into administration. Sallie was a compassionate and caring woman, quick to offer love and support to her friends and colleagues. She had a strong spiritual foundation and was involved in bible studies and church groups over many years. Sallie had a creative streak which manifested in a variety of arts and crafts. She enjoyed reading, creating macrame hanging tables and planters, making stained glass ornaments and quilting. She enjoyed time in the sun, cooling off on the hot summer days around water, whether it be at the neighborhood pool, Lake Conroe or Galveston. She had a green thumb and took much pride in caring for her plants in the back yard and inside the house. She loved attending Art festivals and searching for special pieces of art to decorate the house. Sallie’s second love (after her children? Ha!) were her dogs. She and Bill shared a great love for their Dobermans of which they had many over the years. These dogs brought them great joy and companionship, having rescued most, if not all, of them and providing them with loving homes. She was a member of a local Red Hat Club and once went with her group of friends on an ocean cruise which filled her with energy and zest for life. Sallie unselfishly gave her life for others, especially to her husband Bill. Marriages are not easy. Anyone who has been in one, knows this to be true. Sallie loved Bill deeply and dedicated herself to caring for him in his retirement as his health began to decline. She poured all of herself into him unselfishly, at her own expense. It has been said before that nurses can be some of the worst patients. Sallie overlooked her own needs at times and waited too long for medical attention, suffering from severe back and foot pain which became a permanent part of her life. These and other challenges contributed to Sallie’s struggle to return to good health after Bill passed in 2016. She missed Bill every day he was gone, and I believe her spirit reunited with his on March 24th. Sallie was freed of her pain this night, both physical and emotional, leaving it behind on this earth. She and Bill are together once again, feeling a life’s accumulated love and joy once again for the rest of eternity. Mom, thank you for being my mom. We will love you always. A memorial service honoring Sallie’s life will be held at Dettling Funeral Home 14094 Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77079 Thursday April 8th at 3:00 PM.. In lieu of flowers please consider a charitable donation to the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston and South East Texas (713)314-1313.
Sallie Anne Moore 85, of Houston, passed away March 24, 2021. Sallie was born May 11, 1935 in Annville, Pennsylvania to Earl and Lucina Kauffman. She is preceded in death by her husband William of 60 years (1956-2016) of marriage. She is... View Obituary & Service Information
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