Elfriede M. Moore, age 89 and a longtime Ridgway resident, passed on peacefully on July 10, 2019 in the Eldorado Nursing and Rehab Center.
Elfriede was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Stuttgart, Germany to the late Josef Silver Meyerhoefer and Berta Weiser.
She left Germany after the war and moved to Canada with her sister. She had met Bob Moore in Germany, and after the war they reacquainted when she moved to Canada. On April 29, 1954 in Quebec, Canada they were married. She then moved to the USA and became a citizen in 1964.
She loved to travel and did throughout the world. She had several friends in Ridgway who had fun getting together and fishing. Bob and Elfriede had a place at Round Pond and spent as much time as they could there with group of really good friends. She loved people, her family, her German heritage and was really proud of her American citizenship.
She is survived by her sons, Jim (Johnita) Moore of Equality, Steven Moore of La Ott, Indiana and Kevin Patrick Moore of Ridgway; a sister, Margaret Ade of Germany; grandchildren, Allison (Matt) Ingles, Blake Moore, Matt Moore, Shannon Winters and Jennifer (Andy) Sweat; great-grandchildren Kennedy Ingles, Riley Moore, Eli Moore, Raylyn Moore, Carter Moore, Paisley Moore, Micalea (Gabe) Morgan, Drew Sweat and Shannon John Winters; a great-great-grandchild, Wrenlee Morgan; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her parents and a sister, Louise Wilkerson.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway.
Her funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway with Father Steven Beatty celebrating. She will be laid to rest in the Elmwood Cemetery near Equality.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory to the Ridgway Golden Circle
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com.