Lives Lived: Fern Moore |

Lives Lived: Fern Moore

Fern Maud Moore, of Penn Valley, died peacefully Feb. 14 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Jim Frank, in Penn Valley. She was 92.

A memorial will be held in Redondo Beach this summer.

She was born April 21, 1917, in Gretna, La., the third of four daughters and one son born at home to Louis and Stella Burdeneve.

She married Joseph E. Wiegman Sr. in 1940. She moved to Los Angeles in 1948 and was widowed in 1954. She married Pat Moore in 1964 and was widowed in 1983.

In Redondo Beach, Mrs. Moore was known as the Bead Lady, because she loved to share with friends or strangers the Mardi Gras beads she always brought back from New Orleans.

She moved to Grass Valley in 2004 and enjoyed living at Nevada Senior Apartments and Sierra View Manor. Bingo was her favorite game.

She was a fun spirit and left this world dancing behind the Mardi Gras parade.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Jim Frank, of Penn Valley; grandchildren, Lacey and Molly Frank, Kelly (Tim) Wedel and Christopher Dewing; great-grandchildren, Matt, Josh, Libby Wedel and Rachel Dewing; step-grandson, Jamie (Shianne) Frank; and brother, L.J. Burdeneve.

Arrangements are by the Neptune Society.

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