Ezaura “Hazel” Moore

Ezaura Vierra-Moore, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday evening, July 29, 2012. Hazel as she was known to everyone was born Ezaura Sylvia on February 15, 1932 to Agnes and Joseph Sylvia of New Bedford, Massachusetts. She lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts and Tulare, California before moving to Oregon. Hazel worked as a waitress and later as a Cashier/Checker for Safeway Stores in Tulare for 20 years.

She married Johnny Vierra in 1948, had 3 children and divorced in 1968. Shortly after her divorce, she met Bill Gene Moore and after a short romance, Bill shipped out with the Navy and served 20+ years as a Store Clerk, retiring in 1982. During that time they each had 3 children, divorced, and raised their children as single parents. They lost touch until late 1993.

When they rekindled their romance, they lived first in Tulare, California, later moving to Eagle Point in Oregon, and finally settling near the Rogue River in Shady Cove, Oregon in 1995. In October of 2000, Bill and Hazel officially married in Las Vegas on a return trip from visiting in Topeka, Kansas. They resided in Shady Cove until they relocated to St. Joseph, Missouri in 2008.

Hazel was a people person, an avid and skilled bowler, and a CB enthusiast with the handle of “Lady Checker.” She enjoyed listening to the over-the-road truckers on her scanner and met her CB buddies who became lifelong friends. She enjoyed watching WWF wrestling and roller derby with her grandchildren and loved the time she got to spend with family and friends.

Hazel is survived by her spouse Bill Gene Moore; three children Geradette Dyche (Steven) of St. Joseph, Missouri, Eugene Vierra (Marcia) of Arroyo Grande, California, and Cynthia Shaffer (Reed) of Tulare, California; three step-children Terry Moore (Stephanie) of Hartville, Missouri, Chad Moore of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Shadeana Moore of Medford, Oregon; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Tony, and 4 infant children.

Services will be held in St. Joseph, Missouri and burial will be in the St. Joseph Memorial Park. The Family suggests memorial gifts to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in lieu of Flowers.


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