Mary Eva (Gates) Moore, 95, of Tekamah NE

Mary Eva (Gates) Moore was born to Charles William and Lucile (Yerkes) Gates March 28, 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Tekamah, Nebraska, at the age of 95.

The family moved to North Platte, Nebraska prior to settling in Tekamah. Mary graduated from Tekamah High School in 1939, a member of the National Honor Society, winning the Church School Scholarship and receiving a one year violin scholarship to Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska.

She returned to Tekamah and served 18 years as Clerk of the Burt County Court. She was appointed to Burt County Judge, and served for 12 years prior to the change in law requiring that the Judge have a law degree. She remained in the office as Associate Judge/Clerk for almost 15 years, until her retirement in 1986, having served nearly 45 years in the Burt County Court.

On May 6, 1951, Mary was united in marriage to Frank E. Moore in Tekamah. Frank and Mary loved to travel with their trailer and in the fall made many trips to National Parks in this country and in Canada, always ending their trips in Wyoming to hunt deer and antelope. Frank passed away on September 7, 2003, having celebrated 52 years of marriage. Mary moved to the Golden Living Center in 2006.

Mary was a volunteer at the E.C. Houston House and was elected to the Museum Board, serving 19 years as its Secretary. She also typed the Museum newsletter for numerous years.

Mary’s first interest was her church, becoming a member in 1931. She sang in the church choir, forming a trio with Gertrude Sells and Pearl Anderson, singing on many occasions.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; brother, John Gates.

She is survived by her two brothers, Rev. Charles Gates of Lincoln, NE, Harold Gates of Oak Harbor, WA; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.


Tues., April 28th from 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
United Methodist Church, Tekamah

Funeral Service

Tues., April 26th at 2:00 PM
United Methodist Church, Tekamah
Mary Moore

Mary Moore


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