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Betty Sue Moore, 84, born March 14, 1933 in Kansas City, Kansas to Harold "Rocky" Williams and Irva Ellen Smith Williams, passed away after a valiant battle with multiple myeloma on Friday, June 23, 2017 in El Paso, Texas with her husband of 41 years, Roger A. Moore, by her side.
After the unexpected passing of Betty's father, Harold "Rocky" Williams, the family moved to San Antonio where Betty became a lifelong resident, married, gave birth to her only son, Brian and opened her own dog boarding kennel and dog grooming center. This began her love with Golden Retrievers. During this time and after a divorce, she met and married Roger A. Moore.
Together, the couple relocated to Duncan, Oklahoma and had an opportunity to buy and open a dog boarding kennel. They were later able to turn it into a full service pet shop and grooming center, Moore Pet Center. Even after their long days work, Betty and Roger had private dog obedience training. After selling Moore Pet Center, they became private breeders of Golden Retrievers for the Seeing Eye of America. Only a select few were asked to become private breeders. After their training their Golden Retrievers went on to help countless people with vision impairments live full and rich lives across the United States and around the world.
This important work kept them busy until their mid 70's. Betty finally retired relocating to Dallas, TX where she and Roger were active members of Buckner Retirement Village. Betty was also a member of The Eastern Star for 66 years. They most recently moved to El Paso, TX to be closer to family.
She was preceded in death by her father Harold "Rocky" Williams and mother, Irva Williams. Betty is survived by her husband of 41 years, Roger A. Moore, son Brian Efener-Moore, step-children Karen Majewski (Mark); Nancy Cherner; Michelle Payne (Scott) and numerous grandchildren.
A private family ceremony will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the local Golden Retriever Rescue or ASPCA in Betty's Honor.
Published on July 5, 2017
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