Bartlett Doe Moore, Jr.
(as appeared in the Galveston Daily News)
Bartlett Doe Moore, Jr., (known by many as "Buzz"), age 90, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2004, at his home. He was born in Galveston on January 2, 1914, to Bartlett Doe and Frances Byrne Moore.
Mr. Moore attended Mrs. Breath's School, Galveston public Schools, Sewanee Military Academy, and Hackley School of Tarrytown, New York.
He graduated in 1938 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Economics. While there he belonged to Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and was on the Varsity Golf and Boxing teams.
He married Eleanor Douglass on Oct. 11 1939, and they had three children, six grandchildren and two great grand children.
Mr. Moore entered the United States Air Force in 1943 and saw service with the 15th Weather Squadron in the South Pacific. He was stationed in Manila, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Australia. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
He was co-founder of Moore Climatic Air Conditioning Company and Hudler Moore Lumber Company, in Galveston. He also served as a Director of the U.S. National Bank of Galveston, Unity Oil Company of Beaumont, Edgewood Land and Logging Company and Locke Moore & Co., Ltd., both of Beaumont. He was Vice President and Director of Miller Vidor Lumber Company, Miller-Vidor Land Company, and Mil-Vid Properties of Beaumont.
He served on the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church and was a charter member and past president of the Tandem Club. He also served as President of the Galveston Artillery Club and was a charter member of the Exchange Club of Galveston. He was a founding director of the Lake Como Club and a many times Director and officer of the Galveston Country Club. He was an avid scratch golfer and was the club golf champion in 1955. His father and uncle Kilburn preceded him as club champions and were actively involved in moving the club from 61st Street to it's present location on Stewart Road.
Mr. Moore carried on, since 1890, the Moore Family continuation of membership in the Galveston Country Club. This included five presidents and many Directorships.
In 1990 he and his wife, Eleanor, were named Fellows of the William Temple Foundation.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eleanor Douglass Moore; granddaughter, Eleanor Christine Brown; his brothers, Charles, Knox and David Moore, and his sister Francis Moore Shelton.
He is survived by his daughters, Eleanor Bartlett Moore Brown and her husband, Dr. Dale Brown Jr., Ann Douglass Moore Winkelmann; son, Dr. Bartlett Doe Moore III and wife, Dr. Susan Landry. He is also survived by his adoring grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Dale Brown, Shelby Winkelmann Nielsen, Ashley Winkelmann Pratka, Bartlett Doe Moore IV, and Travis Collie Landry, and by two great-granddaughters Rachel Nielsen and Eleanor Pratka. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Lee Moore, many loving nieces & nephews, and by his cat, CiCi.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Willie Hamilton, Marie, Roscoe, Sandra, Byron and Tonya Simmons. Also Ruby Franklin, Christell Johnson, Marlene Johnson for their devoted care.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2004, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at J. Levy & Bro. Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, with Reverend Ron Pogue officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eleanor Christine Brown Scholarship Fund, Houston Baptist University, Development Office, 7502 Fondren, Houston, Texas 77074, or The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas, 77210-4486, or to the Animal Shelter Adoption Center of Galveston Island, 6814 Broadway, Galveston, Texas, 77551.
Published October 27, 2004 in Galveston Daily News
Rest in Peace, Didad. We love you!