Patricia "Patty" Moore, of John Day, slid the last drink to the other end of the bar on December 14, 2020 at St. Charles Regional Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. A Celebration of Patty's Life and Potluck (which she loved) will be held in the Spring of 2021. (time, place & date to be announced)
Patty was the only child born to James and Hazel (Yarber) Lemons in Mount Vernon, Oregon. She was raised and educated in Mt. Vernon.
Patty married just out of high school. Her first husband had a logging business and she worked by his side. She then married her second husband John Lawrence Francis and together they had two daughters Pamela and Tammy. She worked during that time for a family owned Flower Shop business owned by Cecille and Charlie Lewis. Patty and Lawrence later divorced, but they remained friends, were always respectful to each other, sharing and being a part their daughter's lives.
Patty later married Oren Moore, at the time of his death they had been married 30 plus years. During her life she worked as a bartender (approximately 65 years) for the Wounded Buffalo, Branding Iron and John Day Golf Course. Patty had a gift for it, in having those regular customers, she never forgot what they drank till the day she died.
Her yard was extremely important to her. She had a fluorescent thumb. She had hanging baskets, plants and flowers and they were all beautiful. Her love of animals was phenomenal. She loved politics - she was a politician without an office. Patty was a beautiful artist, whether it be painting, scenery or portraits. She loved canning, picnicking, huckleberry picking, cooking, RV camping and fishing.
Patty lived for the holidays, her second thing next to her children whom were "my world." She loved to entertain, she had a fabulous flair for her wardrobe and bling. When Patty walked into the room, you knew it. She loved almost everyone. She would check in on her friends religiously, and was calling them right up to just a few days before her death. To Patty age was just a number and hers was "unlisted." Patty, a fabulous memorable soul, who gave the gift of herself to all who were blessed to of known her.
She was preceded by her parents; husbands John & Oren.
Patty is survived by her daughters Pamela Suzanne Francis, Tammy Cartner and partner Rick Saul; grandchildren Jeremy Rider, Rheanna Cartner, Lanea Osborn, Kevin Rapp; several great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and her rescue dog "Skippy." All of her special friends "you know who you are; Greg Jackson and all involved for your donations getting Skippy out of Vet Bill jail; and to all others of whom she Loved.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Patty, the family suggests "Hope for Paws" through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com