Cleo D. Moore

Cleo D. Moore

January 2, 1927 – February 17, 2019

Remembering Cleo D. Moore

Born on Jan 2, 1927, in St. Joseph, Missouri, Cleo moved with her parents at a young age to Omaha, NE where she was a longtime resident.  She graduated with honors from Tech High School.  Cleo was a graphic artist specializing in hand lettering and calligraphy.  She worked for several Omaha department stores and sign companies, eventually building her own successful graphics business until retirement.

Over the years Cleo created a family: sharing her life for 33 years with Bette Owen Hays, creating a large community of devoted friends, making a home for many dogs and providing for animals living outside her back door.  She was an active member of MCC of Omaha.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, Feb. 23rd at 10:30am at Metropolitan Community Church, 819 S. 22nd St.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in Cleo’s memory may be made to to the Nebraska Humane Society.



  • Fran and Deb Posted February 20, 2019 7:42 pm

    Cleo was a genuine force for the nobility of the human spirit!

    We are among the many who will feel a profound loss at her passing..

  • Cindy Bailey Posted February 21, 2019 9:18 pm

    I had the honor to do Cleo’s hair for 20 years. I have a really nice story to share. Cleo was so lonely after Betty passed and I said to Cleo that she needed a puppy. Cleo said that the puppy would out live her and I told her that many of her friends would love that puppy if anything happened to her. My neighbor had a puppy that needed a new home because her kids were to rough with him and accidentally broke his leg. Surgery was done and I asked Cleo to take a look at him. she agreed and said that she would name the dog Teddy. The strange thing is, is that the dog was already named Teddy and my neighbor and Cleo shared the same last name,Moore. It was meant to be and Cleo absolutely loved Teddy for 16 + years. When Teddy passed Cleo was devistated. She loved that little piece of joy! I’m so glad I could help her out with little Teddy! Love you Cleo! You will be deeply missed by many! See you in heaven girl!

  • Jane Daggett Posted February 23, 2019 9:57 am

    Cleo was one special woman. I feel blessed to have had so many years together with her and Bette. Thank You for so many wonderful memories. I cherish our friendship and love forever. I will see you and all our furry friends someday.

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