24 at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tustin. In 1992 she traveled with a church group to build homes at a hospital for people with leprosy in India. She is survived by her three sons, Terry Moore of Irvine, Gary Moore of St. When he returned from the Air Force his father pointed out their pretty young neighbor and the two met officially in a coffee shop.
They moved to Southern California in 1973 where she began a long career as a department manager and buyer for Bullocks and Robinsons-May. Volunteers in the CASA program are appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Moore attended Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tustin. She married "the boy next door," Thomas Walsh, who had grown up across the street from the busy Sokolik family.
She was raised on her uncle's farm in West Lafayette, Ind., and attended Purdue University in Lafayette. While at the university she met her husband, John K. After their marriage and his graduation in 1949, they moved to St. Starting in 1964 she worked there in the Ritenour School District as a science teacher for nine years. Her hobbies included cake-decorating, collecting antiques and making scrapbooks. She was also a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The family was a close family who gathered to talk each Sunday afternoon on the front porch.
Moore volunteered as a tutor at El Camino Real Elementary School in Irvine and loved attending school and sports activities with her grandsons. She grew up in Torrington and graduated from high school there.
She also loved to shop, especially for clothes and things for her grandchildren.
The family requested that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society. In 1966, they relocated to West Covina in search of better weather. Walsh transferred to Orange County in 1984 and in 1987 he and Mrs. After her husband retired from his career with telephone companies to become a government consultant, she also retired.
Louis, and David Moore of Ridgecrest; her brother, Richard Cochran of San Angelo, Texas; her four grandchildren, Christopher Moore, Trevor Moore, Cindy Thornburgh and Cathy Moore; and her two great-grandchildren, Megan and Jonathon Thornburgh. They married 46 years ago in New Haven, Conn., and made their home in Torrington. Paul's Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school. Walsh spent full-time caring for their four children. Walsh worked in West Covina and Irvine for Coldwell Banker Relocation Services.