Donna Moore, 89, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2014 in Visalia.
Donna was born on September 5, 1924 to Pauline and Robert Cohoon in Centralia, Washington, the youngest child of three.
Donna attended R. A. Long High School in Longview Washington. She went to college at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She was a Kappa Kappa Gamma Soriety Sister where she made life long friends. She married Orrin Wangsness and they celebrated twenty two years together before his passing.
Donna and Orrin had two daughters - Kirsten and Cindy Wangsness. She went back to school at Fresno State University to obtain her teaching degree. Donna taught at Harding Elementary School where she was known as a creative teacher. Donna went on to be the lead resource specialist for Bakersfield City Schools.
Donna met Dr. William Moore, Jr. who she was married to for 37 years. Donna brought two daughters and Bill brought two sons into their marriage. Donna and Bill had a strong Christian love for each other and their four children. Donna and Bill welcomed nine grandchildren, all of whom they spent many quality times with. They also traveled extensively around the world with many of their friends. One of their favorite trips was to Africa.
Donna was a long time member of The First Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and deacon.
Donna was able to enjoy holding her great granddaughter, Kaydence in the last four months of her life.
Donna is preceded in death by her mother Pauline Cohoon, first husband Orrin Wangsness, grandson Ryan Smith, daughter Cindy Lewis and second husband Dr. William Moore Jr. She is survived by her daughter Kirsten Smith, her sons William Moore III and Cameron Moore. She is also survived by Don Lewis, her eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kern County SPCA.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1705 17th St in Bakersfield.
Tributes and condolences may be made at www.millerchapel.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371