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In Loving Memory

Dr. Monte Gerald Moore

April 12, 1936 – July 28, 2020

Monte was born Easter Sunday, April 12, 1936 to Ray and Lucille Moore of Henrietta, TX.   Upon graduation from high school, he moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas.  He bled burnt orange and was an avid Longhorn fan.  After 3 years at UT, he was accepted into the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston.  During his senior year, Monte was elected to the OKU honor fraternity for academic excellence and was the recipient of the Mosby Book Award.  During his junior year of dental school, a lifetime of good fortune came his way in meeting Patsy Gray and 5 months later they were married.  Thus, was the beginning of a life of love and togetherness. 

Upon graduation from UTDB, Monte joined the Air Force and served 2 years in Biloxi, MS in the Dental Corps.  After discharge, he, Patsy and Lisa moved to Houston and Monte entered dental practice with Patsy's father, Dr. Murry G. Gray.  They practiced in Houston for a number of years before moving to the Clear Lake area.  His son Michael joined the practice in 1997 which gave Monte a great sense of joy and pride.

Monte was a devout Christian man and loved to spread the word of the Good News in all that he did.  He loved to talk Scripture with anyone and everyone.

Monte's most cherished asset was his family as he loved his involvement with children and grandchildren.  He coached baseball and soccer for Michael's teams for several years.   His was totally involved with Lisa in the Friendswood Wranglerettes and was part of the Booster Club being organized.  He followed his grandson Andrew in Little League and basketball through high school.  He attended Anna's soccer games again through high school.  He followed Rachel as a Friendswood cheerleader.  Amy took him to gymnastic competitions and also to many high school games as a cheerleader.  He was so proud of his family and his favorite times were spending time with them.

He and Patsy joined FUMC in 1972, after which Monte served on numerous committees.  He also was an active member of Harrisburg Rotary, ultimately receiving a Paul Harris Fellow designation.  He was a member of the Bay Area Emmaus community and served as a board member for several years.

Monte and Patsy were perfect partners.  They had fun just being together and, in fact, were always together.  They loved traveling and explored Europe on many trips as well as throughout the U.S.  Some of their best times were fishing together in Colorado as Monte mastered the craft of trout fishing.  Monte baited and cast, Patsy caught, Monte cleaned, and they fed a multitude of friends and family at their cabin in Pagosa Springs.

One of Monte's great passions was military history.  Together he and Patsy toured countless Civil War battlefields and attended many symposiums regarding the war.  He was an authority on WWII. He was once asked 3 times by a docent at the WWII Museum in New Orleans to "help him out" when he stumbled on information when leading a tour group.  His great trip was a WWII trip through Normandy and The Battle of the Bulge areas.  He knew all about these battles and was thrilled to walk in the footsteps of the heroes of these battles.  He read and had enough books to fill an entire library section of WWII history.  He never tired of learning more.

Monte is survived by his wife and BEST friend, Patsy, daughter Lisa Cunningham of Friendswood, son Dr. Michael G. Moore and his wife Maria of Friendswood, grandchildren Dr. Andrew Moore, Anna Moore, Rachel Moore, and Amy Cunningham, all of Friendswood.  Brother-in-law Dr. Charles M. Gray of College Station, sister-in-law Susan Finnigan and her husband Dr. Patrick Finnigan of Austin, numerous nieces and nephews.  Monte leaves behind a multitude of friends whom he loved.

A Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at the Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. Jim Bass officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to FUMC (Music Department) or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 3420 Executive Center Dr., Suite 108, Austin, Tx. 78731.

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6 thoughts on “Dr. Monte Gerald Moore”

  1. Randy Rothchild

    Dear Patsy, Lisa, Michael and family,
    Our sincere condolences. Monte was a kind and decent man highly respected and regarded by all who had the good fortune to know him. He was a true Gentleman and a faithful Christian. I first met him when I became one of his patients and later came to know him well as a fellow member of FUMC and the Sunday School class. He always inquired about me and my family's welfare, and not to just to make small talk. He was genuinely interested in people. He mentored our daughter (Staci) in her early interest in Dentistry and she now practices in Katy. I know you will miss him dearly and we include you in our prayers as you journey into this painful loss. Peace and blessings on you all.
    Sincerely,
    Randy and Brenda Rothchild

  2. Dearest Patsy,
    My heart breaks for you, Lisa, Michael and their families at the loss of Monte. You had such a special bond that was always evident to everyone. I loved his warm smiles and hugs and will really miss them when we can all be together again and he isn't with us. Know that my love and prayers are surrounding you during this very hard time.
    With loving care,
    Mitzi Hiers

  3. The Monroig Family

    Our deepest condolences to all the family. We will miss Monte's infectious smile and will always remember his kind and welcoming heart! Praying for peace through this difficult time.

  4. Continued prayers for peace for Lisa, Patsy, Mike and family.
    Monte was such a kind and loving man. He heart was so full of everything that mattered most in life starting with his Lord and Savior and his beautiful family.
    I am so blessed to have known him. He made a difference in my life and everyone he crossed paths with.
    I'll always remember him greeting me with "how you getting along pardner".
    Monte is with the Lord. I know this gives his family and friends great comfort.

  5. Georgeanna Gwin

    Prayers for all of the family. Monte was our friend & dentist before we moved to Central Texas..unfortunately we lost track of each other. Wonderful person. He and Clyde Gwin(my husband) were in Rotary together.

  6. Dear Patsy
    Monte was a wonderful friend and I miss him dearly. It is hard in this time of separation but know I remember him in my prayers. I think of you and your family and wish you peace in this time of grief. Love

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