Linda Kay Howard Moore

January 22, 1940 - January 16, 2021

Linda Howard Moore was born on January 22, 1940, in Center, Texas. She was the only child of Asa and Maude Richardson. Linda, often called Kaye by many of her friends and family, treasured the years of growing up in East Texas, hearing stories of her ancestors as early settlers of the area and her great-great-grandfather, James Truitt’s serving in the first legislature of the new state of Texas.

Serving in numerous community and school activities, Linda was president of the music study club, assistant organist at First Christian Church, and Lions Club Sweetheart. At Center High School she was voted class officer, Homecoming Duchess, “Most Likely to Succeed”, “Most Popular Girl”, and “DAR Citizen of the Year.” She was editor of the yearbook and graduated salutatorian of her class.

Upon graduation from high school, Linda attended Texas Christian University and Stephen F. Austin State University, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English. She later received a degree in English and Guidance and Counseling from Lamar University.

As a long time educator in the Golden Triangle are, Linda loved her profession and touched many lives with her knowledge and encouragement. Named “Outstanding Educator of the Year” by the Beaumont A&M Club, she served on the Lamar University Teacher Education Board and secretary-treasurer of the Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Board of Directors.

As a lifelong member of the First Christian Church, Linda served on numerous committees of the church and as Vice President of the Official Board and member of the Board of Elders of First Christian Church of Port Arthur.

Survivors include her husband, McNeil Moore, of Center; daughter, Shannon Jones and her husband, Troy Jones, of Nederland; and grandson, Jacob Howard Jones, of Houston.

She is preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Bill R. Howard.

Memorial contributions may be made to The First Christian Church, 5856 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas 77642.

A graveside service for Mrs. Howard will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at Oak Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 1552 Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

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Oak Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery

Oak Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
  • 1552 Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935

Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 1552 Highway 7 East, Center, Texas 75935
  • 01/20/2021
  • 11:00 am

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX

Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland, TX
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627

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Kim Nguyen

Shannon, your mama is soooo beautiful just like you. ❤️ My prayers and sympathy go out to you and your family. Love you ❤️

Allisen Roberts

I will never forget her kindness as a school counselor. She took a personal interest in each student.

Marcie and Israel Torres

My condolences to Shannon and her precious family! Kk will forever be in our hearts.

Kristin Gentry

Our deepest condolences for the loss of your sweet mother. We are praying for you guys. Love you, the Gentry family.

Mary Rogers

Shannon, praying for your family. I’m sorry for your loss.

Wanda Borne

Shannon, your mom was well loved not only by our church but also by faculty and students of Nederland ISD, Linda was beautiful lady and had a warm smile. She will be missed. My prayers are with you and your precious family.

Anita Hill Boles Center, Texas

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family..

Kim Clark

Shannon, I just heard the news of your sweet, beautiful mother's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love and hugs to you, Troy, and Jacob.

Sylvia Cutaia

Shannon, I was so saddened see your mom's obituary in the paper today! As you know, we share the same birth date and celebrated many times at the Pompano on the same night. We would remember old times teaching at PNG and laugh about some of the characters we knew back then. i know how much you will miss her-she was such a beautiful person inside and out!

Mary Gagne Patton

I have such beautiful memories of Linda. We worked together for some wonderful years. She was always professional, kind and compassionate. I have often thought of her and the love she exhibited for her family and God. With much love and admiration, Mary

Robin Franks

Shannon.....what a treasure your mom was! .....Truly a Proverbs 31 woman! She blessed so many of us and was so full of grace and elegance mixed with fun and love! You and Randy's birth was alway the source of great laughs . She and your dad were great friends to my parents and even to me! She set a great example for me.....I am so sad that she isn't here, but so glad to know she is rejoicing in heaven!!! Love you sweetheart!!!!

Susan Hill Wenberg

My thoughts and my heart are with you.

Rob Rosetta

So very sad to hear of Linda's passing. My heart goes out to Shannon and her entire family. She was an awesome lady; so full of life and positivity. Linda made everyone feel as though they were the most important person on the planet! She was a good friend to my Mom. She will be sorely missed.

Pat Ducharme

Shannon, Larry and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you in the death of your beautiful, sweet and loving mother. Please know we cherished our friendship with your mom and dad over the years, especially fun road trips we took together. Watching you grow into such a beauty with a great family is a pleasure, too. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers....with good memories in our hearts! Pat and Larry Ducharme

Margie Tiner

Shannon-- Gary and I were so saddened to hear about your sweet beautiful Mom. She was such a kind hearted lady. Gary thought so much of her when he worked with her at C.O. Wilson--Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I know she loved you all so much and passed on her great qualities to you- God bless Gary & Margie Tiner