2016-09-22 / Obituaries

Lorene Lizzie Moore

Services for Lorene Lizzie Hempel Moore, 95, of Giddings, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00 am at The First United Methodist Church in Giddings with burial following in the Giddings City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 7:00 am until 9:00 PM and on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. Mrs. Moore died just hours short of her 96th birthday on Monday, September 19, 2016, at Bec’s Blessing in Giddings.

Lorene was born to John Herman and Anna Elizabeth Burgdorf Hempel on September 20, 1920, at the Emil Behrens place in Bastrop County. She lived there four years, and then moved with her family to the Henry Hempel place. She attended the Methodist Church built on land donated by Rhenold Peschke. The family moved to the William Hamff place where the farm land was better, and remained there until World War II. She attended Grassyville School and Friendship School, both rural schools with good teachers and many students, through 10th grade. Lorene commuted to Giddings High School, via the Kerrville Bus at a cost of $.15 each way, where she graduated in 1940.

After graduation and working in local stores, Mrs. Moore attended Nixon-Clay Business College in Austin. Following college completion, she worked at Veterans State Service Office in Austin. Lorene married Randell S. Moore on September 8, 1946, moved to Nacogdoches where he began employment with Public Welfare, and they started their family. They transferred to LaGrange and eventually to Giddings. Lorene remained a house wife until her daughters were in Junior High School and she began working in a local laundry. She moved on to positions in her field at Lee Memorial Hospital and the Centex Auction Barn, where she retired.

Following her first retirement, she opened a child care in her home which was her pride and joy. She loved children and hearing them call her Granny. With her second retirement many children later, she shared her love of baking and gardening with family members and friends. Lorene was an accomplished seamstress and quilter, creating magic with fabric. She never considered herself special, just Lorene.

Mrs. Moore taught a toddler Sunday School class and sang in the church choir for many years. Lorene loved music and singing. She enjoyed life and helping her husband whenever she could. She enjoyed living on the farm and found it difficult to sit still and not be doing something. She kept those around her busy as well, and was never one to shirk hard work.

Survivors include daughters, Rebecca L. Sherrill of Giddings, Elizabeth L. Dubcak and husband James of Huntsville and Nicky S. Moore of Greeley, Colorado; grandchildren, Scott Sherrill, Jason and Amy Sherrill, Jim and Julie Dubcak, Ross and Erin Dubcak, Jess and Autumn Dubcak, Jared and Jarah Dubcak, Chris and Stacey Harvey, and Kenneth and Jenny Harvey; great grandchildren, Brooke and Kara Sherrill, Dylan Carr and Harper Sherrill, Kyrsti, Violet and Anna Dubcak, Tallon Dubcak, Grey and Ford Dubcak, Cordelia and Adelaide Dubcak, Desiree’ and Colter Harvey, and Tobias and Alexia Harvey; and sisters-in-law Edee Hempel and Mary McCain.

She was preceded in death by her husband Randell S. Moore; parents John and Anna Hempel; siblings Allen E. G. Hempel, Elner Dora and Milton Tate, Pearl Olivia and Arthur Peterson, and Harry L. Hempel; brothersin law Durwood and Elfrieda (Lady) Moore, and Malcolm McCain; sister-in-law Annie and Calvin Zoch; and great-grandson Jared L. Dubcak.

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