Inge Moore

Inge Moore of Ridgecrest died Thursday, March 21, at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. She was 94.

Mrs. Moore was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Stettin, Germany, where she had many fond memories of her childhood. Inge survived the bombings and destruction of WWII. She met Robert Moore of the Army Air Force, where a WWII romance grew. She came to New York in 1947, became a U.S. citizen, and married Robert Moore, who was attending the University of San Francisco in 1948. This love affair endeared for 53 years.

Inge worked various jobs as a dental assistant, in sales and mostly in retail for 30 years in Cincinnati, Ohio. She took pride in all that she did.

She was a loving mother of one daughter. She retired with her husband for 15 years in Florida and has been a resident of Ridgecrest for the last 20 years.

Her family and friends say this about her: Inge had a rare brightness, energy, a fearless spirit. Her genuine openness and generous heart made her well-liked by many. She always had a special appreciation of the small things shown to her. When the chips were down, she found a silver lining in the darkest of clouds. She had nonstop energy in all she did, right up to the end.

She had a brave heart when coping and adapting to her adversities. She was pragmatic, meticulous, intuitive and simplistic in her lifestyle, her observations, and her writings. Inge continually put family first and had a special feeling for the underdog. She was very ethical in all that she did. She left a legacy of pure soul, a kind human being and a loving mother and wife. She was true to herself.

She is survived by her daughter Sigrid Moore of Ridgecrest and her nephew Bernd Palbuchta of Munich, Germany. Private cremation and arrangements are handled by Holland and Lyons Mortuary.

A memorial mass was held at Saint Ann’s Church on April 4, 2019, followed by a reception.

— Submitted by the family of Inge Moore

Story First Published: 2019-04-05