Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 28, 2011
OBITUARY ~ ALBERTA FAY "TOOTS" (HALL) MOYES
Alberta Fay MOYES (Toots), daughter of Cora Amanda and Albert Milton HALL, was born November 23, 1926 in Benton,
Iowa. She departed this life June 20, 2011 in Petaluma, California. She was formally of Thornton, Colorado. Last
year she moved to California with her son and family when they were transferred from Colorado.
from the Thornton, Colorado school district. She was an outgoing, fun loving lady. Alberta enjoyed traveling,
skiing, hiking, gardening, fishing and camping.
Alberta has always supported the military. During WWII, she
wanted to do her part, so at only 16 years old, she put school on hold for two years. She left home to work making
ammunition for the troops overseas.
She always had a soft spot in her heart for animals. She was known to chase a
stray down the highway to catch, feed and then give it a good home.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George MOYES; daughter, Cherlyn JOHNSTON; parents, Cora and Albert
HALL; sister,Viola NICKLES; brothers, Albert Ray (twin), John Edward, Lowell Junior and Gerald HALL, and
brothers-in-law, Howard NICKLES, Hugh MARLOW, Lowell WATSON and Robert SCHMIDT.
Left to cherish her memory are
her son, Eugene (Dana) MOYES of Novato, California; daughter, Carolyn WALSH of Craig, Colorado; grandchildren,
Samuel and James of California and Joseph, Montie, Christina, Laurence, Laura and Joann of Colorado; eight
great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; five sisters, Eloise SCHMIDT of Sumter, South Carolina, Oveda
WATSON of Ellston, Iowa, Lovena (Richard) PIERICK of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Glenda MARLOW of Ellston, Iowa and
Linda Gayle (Donald) LILJEBLAD of Penn Valley, California, and sisters-in-law, Estelle HALL of Mount Ayr, Iowa
and Arnita Gail HALL of Sumter, South Carolina.
Memorial services will be at10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5,
2011, at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Rev. Terry ROBERTS officiating. She will be buried
in the Benton cemetery next to her twin brother, Albert (Buster) HALL.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2011
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