Obituaries – Adalinda Ojeda Romero – Gloria Moore

Adalinda Ojeda Romero

Adalinda Ojeda Romero, age 51 passed away in Van Horn, TX on March 13, 2017.  She was born on June 24,1965 to Pedro and Maria Elfida Ojeda.Adalinda was a graduate of Van Horn High School.  She attended college at Sul Ross University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, she then
started working at Culberson County I S D as a paraprofessional.

Adalinda enjoyed working, she loved to read, she always supported her children in extracurricular activities and helping with their school work at home. She also enjoyed riding around listening to music with family and friends. Adalinda will truly be missed by all.

Adalinda is survived by her son Pedro Reez Romero of Van Horn, her three daughters: K’ Lee Marie Romero of San Angelo, K’ Cee Lynn Mapula and her husband David of El Paso and K’ Dee Hosana Romero of Van Horn and their dad Francisco Romero.  Two brothers also survive Adalinda: Pedro

Ojeda Jr. of Van Horn, Joe Ojeda of New Mexico, her three sisters:

Patricia Quintana of Van Horn, Paula Ojeda of New Mexico and Silvia

Lester of New Mexico and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  Her son Francisco P.R precedes her in death.

  Romero and her Parents Pedro and Maria Elfida Ojeda.

A funeral mass was held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Our Lady of Fatima

Catholic Church in Van Horn, officiated by Father Apolinar.  The burial followed at the Van Horn cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Ralph Alvarado, Robert Alvarado, Cruz Mendez, Chon Ornelas, Paul Vazquez, Vince Enriquez, and Pedro PR Romero.  Honorary pallbearers were: Francisco Romero, Ismael Garcia, David Mapula, and Gary Fodge.

Gloria Moore

On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 the dedicated hands and mind of Mrs. Gloria “June Bug” Moore slipped from her earthly vocation of helping and assisting others to her heavenly vocation of helping and assisting others, she was 86.  Gloria was born on September 19, 1930 in Grants Lick, Kentucky to Fred William Trapp and Vivian April Thomas Trapp.

Gloria graduated from Campbell County High School in May of 1948, at the age of 17 years old.  From Gloria’s high school graduation until the day she died, she had a life full of adventure and a life of helping people.

  Princess Diana once said: “I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.”  This is exactly what Gloria during her lifetime.

Gloria’s first job was for R.L. Polk Company in Cincinnati, Ohio filling out 3×5 index cards for the company, followed by working for Knoblock-Edwards Motors in Newport, Kentucky inventorying parts.  Later, Gloria worked for American Motors Dealership selling the iconic Hudson.

Gloria later moved to Phoenix, Arizona and started working for The Stockyards, Arizona’s Original Steakhouse, where for the first time she meet Wm E. Moore.  Gloria worked at the Stockyards from 1960 until 1975.  In 1975, Gloria needed a change of pace and looked for employment elsewhere.  In the winter of 1977 Gloria left the tropical climate of Phoenix and braved the harsh snowy winters of Anchorage, Alaska, where she accepted a job as a Civil Servant working for the Corps of Engineers at Elmendorf Air Force Base.  Gloria in the summer of 1978, upon returning to Phoenix and worked for Repple Steel Company and was introduced to modern computer technology.   Gloria also found time while raising a family as well as working a time to obtain her piolets license as well as became a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

During the December of that year, she received a Christmas card from Wm. E. Moore “Bill” who she had meet and made a profound impression on while working at The Stockyards.  After a few more meeting with Bill, she drove to Van Horn, to meet his family.  After several trips by both Gloria and Bill between Phoenix and Van Horn, Bill proposed to Gloria in 1980, and they were married on April 16th, 1981 on Bill’s birthday, and she moved to Van Horn, Texas.

Gloria and Bill took over and ran the Greyhound Bus Station until 1991 when Greyhound rescinded the contract from Gloria and Bill.  Continuing with the helping spirt and the love of people, Gloria went to work for Mr. Don Collins at the Chevron Truck Stop.  In 2000, Mr. Collins sold the truck stop in 2000, and Gloria soon followed Mr. Collins at Collin’s Oil later renaming it Connel Oil.  Gloria worked for Mr. Collin’s up until the day she died, only know a heart of helping and loving others.  Gloria was a member of the Van Horn Lion’s Club and the Red Hat Society.  In which her severing others continued.

Preceding Gloria in death are her parents, her husband Wm. E. “Bill” Moore.

Those left behind to honor and cherish Gloria’s amazing life are her daughters: Becky Furino of Arroyo Grande, California and Deborah Ann Loretz of Van Horn, Texas.  As well as many family and friends that Gloria touched during her amazing life.

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.  I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.  When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night.  Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Society.

The Moore Family has entrusted Heritage Funeral Home with professional arrangements.

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