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FEB. 8, 1910 -- MARCH 24, 2005

A memorial service for Frances Forbes Moore, an active community volunteer who retired from Planned Parenthood, will be held at 4 p.m. April 24 in Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church, 641 Masten Ave.

Mrs. Moore died March 24 in Nazareth Nursing Home. She was 95.

Born in Macon, Ga., the former Frances Virginia Forbes graduated from West Virginia State College with a bachelor's degree in home economics.

She moved to Buffalo in the late 1940s.

Her first job was as a biology teacher in North Carolina. She worked for the American Red Cross during World War II, providing services to wives and families of military personnel stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.

When she moved to Buffalo, Mrs. Moore became a Girl Scout counselor and worked at the Buffalo Urban League. Also, she worked as group work counselor for the YWCA of Buffalo and Erie County.

In addition, Mrs. Forbes sat on the City of Buffalo's Board of Community Relations.

She retired in 1975 as Planned Parenthood's coordinator of family planning at the Sherman L. Walker Community Health Center.

On her 90th birthday, she received a proclamation from the City of Buffalo for her "outreach to others and her dedication to the well-being of those less fortunate."

Mrs. Moore enjoyed opera, theater and literature. Her hobbies included needlework, crafts and culinary arts. She was a member of the Rachel York Circle of the United Methodist Women. In addition, she was a member of the Community Advisory Board of Buffalo State College and the Buffalo Chapter of the Links.


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