Brenau´s First Female Trustee Board Chair, Grace Moore, 1917-2012

Brenau´s First Female Trustee Board Chair, Grace Moore, 1917-2012Grace Hooten Moore, a 1938 Brenau graduate who in 1974 became the first woman to serve as chair of the university´s board of trustees, died Wednesday, Aug. 22. She was 95.

A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Terry Walton and Dr. Don Harp will officiate. The family will receive friends after the service in the church Great Room. Interment will be in Alta Vista Cemetery.

“First and foremost, Grace Moore was one of the kindest, concerned, most genteel Southern women you would ever meet,” said Brenau President Ed Schrader. “Brenau has lost a great friend and a loyal supporter.”

Her son James H. “Jim” Moore of Gainesville, who is a current Brenau trustee, said that “next to her family, she loved Brenau.”

In addition to sons Jim and Walton, also of Gainesville, she is survived by her three daughters, Dixie Harris of Raleigh, N.C., June Boggs of Wilton, Conn., and Jean Young of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Brenau University or a charity of choice.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012