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Donna Moore


Donna Jean Moore, 80, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at her residence in Thermopolis, surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.

Born February 13, 1937, in Sturgis, S. D., she was the daughter of George and Inez (Anderson) Blake. She graduated from Sturgis High School.

She married Jerry Merritt and to this union was born five children. The couple moved to Thermopolis in 1967. Mr. Merritt died in 1968 in a car accident.

Donna later married Gene Moore and the couple resided in Thermopolis until 1992, at which time they moved to Ft. Peck, Mont., where they established a resort/marina business. In 2016 Donna returned to Thermopolis to be near family.

Donna enjoyed horseback riding, bowling, cooking, fishing and boating.

She is survived by her sisters, Carol Filkey of Thermopolis and Shirley Remington of Sturgis, S.D.; son, Brad Merritt of Thermopolis; stepson, Brian Moore of Cody; daughters, JaDee Harvey of Worland, Sherry Bender of Camas, Wash., and Ty Stuart of Thermopolis; twelve grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Tyrene; and her first husband, Jerry.

Memorial services will be Friday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the River of Life Church with Pastor Joe Moon officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Casual wear is suggested.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to New Hope Humane Society, P.O. Box 1704, Worland, 82401.


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