Marilyn Ann Moore, 71, passed away on April 11, 2019 at UCSF, surrounded by family from grade four glioblastoma.

She was born September 28, 1947 in the small town of Merigold, Mississippi to Dora Jennings and Ed Crandford, a cotton farmer. She married Phillip Douglas Moore on August 5, 1965 in Van Nuys, California and together they had two daughters. Over the years she worked at various jobs including as a housekeeper for Crestwood Behavioral Health, a Transporter for the Radiology Department at St. Joseph Hospital and as a CNA providing in home health care. In her off time, Marilyn loved shopping, listening to country music, relaxing while watching her favorite TV programs, crocheting and spending time with her family. She spent her summers floating on her pontoon boat “The Redneck Women” with her husband, daughters and her dog, Reba Shania. Many fun memories were made at “the lake” over the years.

To know Marilyn was to love her. She made friends everywhere she went. She had a way of lighting up a room with her smile and presence. She was the type of person that people felt comfortable confiding in, even complete strangers. She had a close bond with her daughters and there wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend. She lived up to the Native American Proverb- “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.” She left a mark on the hearts of many and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Phillip Douglas Moore, her two daughters, Misty Moore and Tina Moore, their partners Tony Eusted and Sam McAnear and her granddaughter, Brittany Eusted. Please join us for a celebration of her life, Saturday May 18, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Wharfinger Building, located at 1 Marina Way in Eureka.


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