Mary was born March 26, 1919 in Lake Elsinore, Calif. She was the fourth of five children born to Hugh Perry Shaw and Elgie Elizabeth (Pentoney) Shaw. She moved to Oxnard, Calif. when she was one year old and graduated from Oxnard High School. On June 15, 1938, Mary married John Benjamin Moore in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were married 57 years before John’s passing in 1995.
Mary and John were the parents of five children; Elgie Christine (Tina), John Terence, Susan Anne (Sue), John Robert, and Mary Louise (M’Lou). All of their children were born in Oxnard, Calif.
Over the years, Mary lived in many locations and most of them with her husband John. Some of the towns are: Lake Elsinore, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Fairfield, Paso Robles, all in California; Tucson, Ariz.; De Beque, Grand Junction, Colo.; Great Falls and Thompson Falls.
Mary is survived by daughters; Elgie Christine Vance (Victor), Susan Anne Roberts (Mark), Mary Louise Schuster (Larry); six grandchildren, Amy Sue Archibald (Ryan), Jason Thomas Roberts (Nichole), Carrie Elizabeth Vance, Cody Charles Schuster (Sue), Matthew Terrence Roberts; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan Ella Clyne; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and friends.
Those preceding Mary are her parents, Hugh Perry and Elgie Elizabeth Shaw; husband, John Benjamin Moore; sons, John Terence Moore and John Robert Moore; sisters, Janet Caroline McAfee and Bette Esther McGrath and brother, Hugh Ezra Shaw. Mary will now be living among them and many others tied to her genealogy roots.
Mary has been cremated. Her remains will be co-mingled with her husband's and son’s ashes with inurnment in California. The family will have a Celebration of Life for her in the early Spring. Mary has requested, if you feel so inclined, to please send any donations to a charity of your choice.
Per Mary's request: Peace to all my family and many friends, please do not be sad, I am in a happier place. Remember all the great times we have had together and please live your life according to the Golden Rule.