Marion Moore, a nurse and Red Cross volunteer, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) in her Orchard Park home. She was 97.
The former Marion Seippel was a graduate of Buffalo General Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1925.
She married Dr. Vincent J. Moore, who died in 1948.
After the death of her husband, she resumed her nursing career and worked at Buffalo General Hospital, Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Moses Taylor Hospital in Lackawanna and as a receptionist for her son Dr. George B. Moore of Orchard Park.
Mrs. Moore was a Red Cross volunteer for many years and was a past president of the Mercy League of Mercy Hospital.
She was the subject of a December 1995 Buffalo News article about a 7-foot-tall German feather Christmas tree that had been in her family for five generations. She donated the tree to the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.
Mrs. Moore told of buying the tree in 1918 with her mother in Phoenix, Ariz., where the family had moved because of her father's health. He died the next year, and the family returned to Western New York with the tree, which eventually became a focal point of holiday celebrations at her home on Arbour Lane in South Buffalo.
"I dragged that tree all over, wherever I went," Mrs. Moore told The News. "It meant so much to me."
Besides her son George, survivors include another son, Vincent J. of Coupeville, Wash.; four daughters, Barbara Yates, Paula Wagner of Amherst, Mary Ryan of Cleveland and Kathleen Morse of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; a brother, Paul W. Seippel of Ann Arbor, Mich.; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be offered at noon Monday in St. Martin's Catholic Church, 1140 Abbott Road.