Calvin Louis Moore – January 21, 1924/December 11, 2012

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Passing peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Calvin Louis Moore, was born in Hearne, Texas, on January 21, 1924.  As a young girl, she and her sister, Jimmilee, went to school in Hearne.  During the summer months, they would travel to Missouri with their mother (Sis) to visit their step-father (Daddy Jim) on the Oil Pipeline.

moore_-_december_1355323516After Daddy Jim’s death, the family moved to Corpus Christi where Cal went to high school.  She later earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UT Austin as World War II was beginning.  She worked in the Military Motor Pool at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.  Cal also ran her uncle Buck’s (Dr. Henry Calvin Guynes) medical office during this time.  There is where she met the love of her life, Dr. Ben E. Moore.  They were married in Hearne immediately after his graduation from medical school.  They started their married life in San Antonio where Ben was stationed at Lackland and interned at Santa Rosa.  They then were transferred to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, where their eldest son, Jeffery was born.  Another transfer and another son, Earl, born in Denver, completed their family.  After Ben’s Air Force career ended, the Moore’s settled in Texas-first Snyder, TX, where Ben had a pediatric practice, then to Dallas (Oak Cliff) in 1961.  Cal wore many hats during her lifetime: A country doctor’s wife and mother or two very active little boys.

Ben became involved in emergency room care, and grew to love the environment.  He and Cal began working  on a new concept in medicine in the United States.  Together with a group of doctors from Lansing, Michigan, they formed what is now known as the Emergency Physician’s Service.  This service would forever change the nature of emergency care.  Cal worked directly with Ben to establish their dream; she made calls, typed endlessly, and still was able to keep up with two growing boys.  The Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital in Dallas was the result.  Cal ran the office and billed for the doctors there.

After Ben’s death in 1975, Cal stayed involved in emergency medicine.  She founded two businesses, CLM Professional Billing and Regional Medical Collection Service which both billed for several area emergency rooms.  When her businesses closed in 1998, Cal thought she might retire at age 76, not so.  She and Earl began reorganizing ad running several Dallas medical facilities.  She finally retired at 82.

During her long and active life, Cal was proudly affiliated with the order of the Eastern Star where she served in many capacities such as Worthy Matron as well as many others.  She was also active in the American Business Women’s Association.  Cal helped many people throughout her life.  She sponsored numerous students in the US and Mexico.

More than anything else in her life, Cal loved her family.  She is survived by her son, Jeffery Lloyd Moore and his wife, Jane, in Duncanville, her son Earl Bennett Moore, II and his wife, Mariyln, in DeSoto, her two “precious” grandchildren, Ben Earl Moore, II and his wife, Melissa, in Grand Prairie, and Lesley Ann Moore in Duncanville.  Cal was a blessing to her many relatives and friends.  She will always be remembered for her love and compassion and putting others first.  We will profoundly miss her dynamic and feisty personality.

May the Angels lead her into paradise as a beloved mother, grandmother and friend.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM, (1:00 PM, ROSARY) Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1111 W. Danieldale Rd., Duncanville, TX. 

Interment will follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas.  

Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 PM, Friday, December 14, 2012, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel.