- Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 09:50
- Written by Town Crier Staff
Gail Urban Moore was 85 when she passed away on January 24th. Gail was born in Palo Alto, California to Josef and Catherine Urban. She graduated from Palo Alto High school in 1946 and was the Coordinator for her class reunions.
Gail married Robert (Bob) Moore in 1950. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob and her son Richard (Dick) Marshall Moore. She is survived by her sister Lois Storrs Lynch (Dayton, Nevada), her two daughters, Sally Moore Taboada (Brentwood, CA) and Holly Moore Leonard (Mountain View, CA), her son-in-law, Jim Leonard, and the loves of her life, her 4 Grandchildren, Jimmy, Joey, Jessi, and Jennie Leonard.
Gail served on the Mountain View Elementary School Board for 29 years and was instrumental in her ability to bring the School District and the City together to build the Mountain View Sports Pavilion.
Over the past 50 years, she was involved with the Santa Clara County GOP District Office, served on the Santa Clara County United Way Committee, committed over a decade to the Mountain View Downtown Revitalization Committee, and was the Treasurer for the Northern California Gymnastic Association for many years.
She had a passion for dogs, anything John Wayne or Red, White, and Blue, folk music, Yosemite, being a chaperone for the Graham Middle School yearly choir trips, and the Blue Bayou restaurant in Disneyland.
She loved driving and being driven around Mountain View in her 1967 Chrysler 300 convertible and would drop everything if a driver and car were needed at a parade.
A memorial service and reception will be held Friday, February 14th at 4pm at the First Presbyterian Church (1667 Miramonte Ave.) in Mountain View. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palo Alto Animal Services, 3281 E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303, the San Jose Animal Care Services, 2750 Monterey Rd., San Jose, CA 95111, or your local SPCA. Arrangements by Spangler Mortuaries.