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Elayne Moore

July 14, 1933 — November 8, 2022

Madison / Oregon

Elayne Carole (Brown) Moore passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, with family members at her bedside.  She was the daughter of Myron and Nina (Neswold) Brown, born July 14, 1933 in Arland Township, Wisconsin.  She grew up on the family farm and developed a deep appreciation for nature, especially flowering plants.  Elayne graduated from Cumberland High School in 1951.  Following that, she completed several business courses at the vocational school in Eau Claire, WI.

Elayne married Roger Lee Moore in 1954.  They lived initially in Alexandria, Louisiana, then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, living in each city for two years.  They then moved to Madison, Wisconsin where Roger ran his own gas station/auto repair shop.  After several years they bought a new home in Oregon, Wisconsin, where they raised their four children.

While raising the family, Elayne worked in bookkeeping and retail positions.  Later years she held a variety of positions with UW-Madison (of which the History Dept was her favorite).  Rounding out her career, Elayne worked for the State of WI Dept of Workforce Development until her retirement in 2006.

Elayne was an exceptionally devoted mother to her children and her grandchildren, always supportive and helping out when the need arose.  She had a special fondness for young children and was delighted to play the role of grandmother.

Elayne was an avid reader, enjoying historical fiction and non-fiction.  She also expressed her creativity through arts and crafts, reaching a level of expertise that qualified her to become an instructor at MATC.

Elayne is survived by her four children, Rand Moore, Robin (Stewart) Moore-McElroy, Ross (Stacy) Moore, and Royal Moore; her five grandchildren, Ross McElroy, Cara McElroy, Brianna Moore, Miranda Moore and Brendan Moore.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roger, and her brother Merwyn Brown.

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