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Gloria June Moore

September 19, 1930 ~ March 8, 2017 (age 86)


On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 the hard-working and loving hands and mind of Mrs. Gloria "June Bug" Moore left us suddenly, at the age of 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, hard work and loving life.

From her first job at for R.L. Polk Company in Cincinnati, Ohio filling out 3x5 index cards for the company, followed by working for Knoblock-Edwards Motors in Newport, Kentucky inventorying parts, then working for American Motors Dealership selling the iconic Hudson she worked hard. She continued to do so after marrying Robert "Buddy" Loretz and starting her little family of two daughters. She lost her parents by the time she was 26 and became even more strong and independent.

Later, as a young divorcee she moved to Phoenix, Arizona and started working for The Stockyards, Arizona's Original Steakhouse, where she worked as a waitress, hostess then bookkeeper. She worked at the Stockyards from 1960 until 1975. She also found time to become a member of the Arizona Chapter of the Civil Air Patrol. During that time she wanted to learn to fly, so obtained her private pilot's license and flew from 1966 until 1970. In 1975, needing a change of pace she 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. Upon returning to Phoenix in the summer of 1978 she worked for Repple Steel Company and was introduced to modern computer technology.

During the December of that year, she received a Christmas card from Wm. E. Moore "Bill" who she had met and made a profound impression on while working at The Stockyards. After a few more meetings 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 Gloria and Bill took over and ran the Greyhound Bus Station until 1991 when Greyhound rescinded the contract. She continued to work hard and long hours and still to the day she passed people would ask her to make the donuts she used to make at the bus stop. She then went to work for Mr. Don Collins at the Chevron Truck Stop. In 2000, Mr. Collins sold the truck stop and Gloria soon followed Mr. Collins to Collin's Oil, later renamed as Connel Oil. Gloria worked for Mr. Collins up until the day she died. Her daughters would ask her every year when she might retire... but she always said she was not ready to sit around and do nothing. In addition to working part-time she was a member of the Van Horn Lion's Club and the Red Hat Society.

Preceding Gloria in death (in addition to her parents) are her first husband Robert Loretz, her last husband Wm. E. "Bill" Moore; and her brother Alan "Bo" Trapp. She leaves behind her daughters: Becky Furino of Arroyo Grande, California and Deborah Loretz of Van Horn, Texas. She also leaves behind her sisters Wilma Parker and Patricia Osborne, and brother Marvin Trapp, her grandsons David and James George, great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whose lives she touched. A quote found saved in her dresser reads "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."

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