Joan L. Moore

Joan L. Moore

May 5, 1941 – May 5, 2021

Survived by husband, David Moore; children: Jeffery Moore (Kathy), Lisa Unger (Bill), Brian Moore (Katie), Tim (Carey), Laura Deacy (John); twelve grandchildren; sister, Anne.

VISITATION observing CC guidelines:  Friday, May 7th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Saturday, May 8th at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are directed to the family.

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Joan Louise Grady was born on May 5, 1941 in Madison, Wisconsin to Harold and Regina Grady.  She had an identical twin sister, Jane, and a younger sister, Anne.  Joan attended Edgewood Schools and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1959.  She then attended Springfield Junior College in Springfield, Illinois and Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois.  Joan earned her Associate of Arts Degree and then taught third grade in Evanston, Illinois for one year.

David Moore and Joan met at Springfield Junior College in 1959.  They met at a mixer for the boarding students and started dating.  In 1962, David was offered a teaching position in the Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska.  After teaching in Omaha for one year, David invited Joan to come to Omaha.  They married at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Madison, Wisconsin on December 28, 1963.  Joan taught at Christ the King Catholic School in Omaha for four years.  After having their first child, Jeffrey, in 1966 she became a stay-at-home mother.  They later welcomed Lisa, Brian, Tim, and Laura.

When her children reached school-age, Joan worked for the late Hal Grove in property management.  She was the resident manager of Deauville Apartments in Millard and managed the Coronado condominiums in Omaha.  At Coronado, she developed close personal relationships with many of the residents. 

Joan was a loving grandmother to twelve grandchildren: Grace Moore, Caroline and Davis Unger, Natalie, Jack, and Will Moore, Alex, Peyton, and Ryder Moore and Owen, Nolan and Drew Deacy.  Joan loved spending time with all of her children and grandchildren on trips to Lake Okoboji, the Wagon Wheel Resort in Rockton, Illinois and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. 

Joan and David enjoyed their many vacations and winters spent in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Palm Coast, Florida.  They especially enjoyed early morning walks on Megan’s Bay Beach on St. Thomas and nurturing friendships with local residents.

They loved hosting dinner parties for their friends, playing bridge with the St. Gerald’s Parish bridge group, traveling to warm weather destinations, and watching the grandchildren in their various activities.

Joan enjoyed spending time with her twin sister Jane in Astor, Florida., daily phone calls with both of her sisters Jane and Anne, planting flowers, cooking meals for everyone, a glass of wine, and was always looking for new gourmet recipes to try.  Joan is famous for her homemade chocolate sauce and would bring it along with brownies to every family gathering. She was an enthusiastic coupon clipper and one of her favorite pastimes was taking multiple trips to grocery stores to find the best bargains in town.  Her favorite time of year was Christmas morning when she spoiled all of the children and grandchildren.

Most of all, Joan loved her husband of over 57 years, her five children and their spouses, and her twelve grandchildren.  She leaves a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity.




  • Barry Holste Posted May 5, 2021 3:23 pm

    My Deepest Sympathy to the family.

  • Chad Carr Posted May 6, 2021 3:08 am

    Our condolences to the entire Moore family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • Anne Grady Posted May 6, 2021 9:09 am

    Our sincerest condolences to everyone. Joan was a wonderful wife and mother. She will never be forgotten.

  • Pam, Johnny & Caroline Attayek Posted May 6, 2021 11:36 am

    Beautiful tribute to celebrate a wonderful woman! Sending you love and prayers at this difficult time!

  • Bob & Julia Vance Posted May 6, 2021 12:31 pm

    Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • Bill and Nancy Krueger Posted May 6, 2021 1:00 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Joan’s passing- She was truly a lovely lady . You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Justin Leuenberger Posted May 6, 2021 3:13 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Joan was a wonderful woman and will be loved and missed by all.

  • John Krueger Posted May 6, 2021 3:47 pm

    A lovely tribute. I remember her fondly, and send my love and best wishes to her wonderful family.

  • Tom and Peggy Albertsen Posted May 6, 2021 3:47 pm

    Our condolences to all of Joan’s family, especially Dave who was a colleague of mine those years at Westbrook. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Matthew Marx Posted May 6, 2021 4:52 pm

    My deepest condolences to all of Joan’s family and friends. She was a wonderful and gentle person.

  • Katie Goeschel Szurpicki Posted May 7, 2021 9:33 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My family’s prayers are for you and your family.

  • Judy Voruz Posted May 7, 2021 6:52 pm

    Dear David, I am so sad to hear that Joan died. I never really knew her well but the few times we met I felt her warmth and caring. It is a great loss and I will pray you receive strength and peace during this time.. Love, Judy

  • Johnny & Pam Attayek Posted May 8, 2021 9:28 am

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We love you guys!
    Johnny & Pam

  • Eda Gruns Wilson Posted May 12, 2021 7:13 am

    My siblings and I knew Joan most of our lives. She was our beloved babysitter and later… a long time friend. She will always be a part of our favorite and most precious memories. IRemember Elka Park?) God willing, we will join hear someday in God’s presence with all the angels and saints. Blessings of God’s strength and love to her family and friends.

  • Bill & Pat Grant Posted May 19, 2021 6:03 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed our dinners and interesting conversations with you both in Florida. We send comforting hugs and prayers to you.

  • Janet Bodammer Posted May 22, 2021 2:36 pm

    Just heard of Joan’s passing. Sending hearfelt prayers and sympathy to Dave and all the family. Praying God helps you through this difficult time.

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