Junelaine May Jackson Moore
Junelaine Mae (Jackson) Moore was born on September 23, 1924 to Bert M. and Mary R. Jackson in Plymouth County, Nebraska. She was the youngest of four children and the only girl.
She suffered polio as a child, but with the diligent and progressive care of her parents and an old country doctor, she made a remarkable and complete recovery. She began dance instruction to enhance her recovery, later becoming a dance instructor herself.
She met the love of her life in 1948, and she and Roy D. Moore married on Aug. 28, 1949. They loved and raised four children and two foster sons. June also provided child care to scores of children in the Rifle area and was by her husband’s side fulfilling many roles throughout his 38 years as a public school administrator, 29 of those years in the Garfield School District Re-2.
Mrs. Moore is preceded in death by her husband Roy D. Moore, her parents Bert and Mary Jackson, a brother Keith Jackson, and a foster son David Girardo. She is survived by her children, Dennis (Colleen) Moore of Trout Lake, WA; Mary Moore of Battlement Mesa, CO; Bill (Ann) Moore of Loma, CO; Sanja (Brian) Batz of Thornton, CO; Larry (Ardeth) Girardo of Azusa, CA; her brothers Mirwyn Jackson of Lincoln, NE and Lyle Jackson of Northglenn, CO; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren with two more expected shortly and a foster grand-daughter.
June left us on Friday, May 6, 2016 and is now dancing with her beloved Roy. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends, but we rejoice that she is with her husband, who she missed every day for 27 years.
A graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to HopeWest Hospice Care Center at 3090 North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO or go to HopeWestCO.org.
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