H. Margaret Moore, passed away Oct. 31, 2012, in Sedona, Ariz., following a stroke suffered five months earlier.
Born on July 23, 1924, in Onawa, Iowa, to Allen Woodruff and Marguerite Bentley Moore. She has one sister, Mary Ellen Black, who resides in Sedona and a niece and nephew living in Durango, Colo.
She taught in Traverse City, Mich., Cheyenne, Wyo., and in Washington County public schools for 25 years. Margaret traveled to Japan to learn the Suzuki method violin and introduced it in Washington County. She was listed in the 1974 edition of Outstanding Elementary Teachers of America.
Along with an extensive career in teaching, Margaret was an accomplished and award-winning artist. Following her retirement in 1984, she concentrated on water color and collage, taking classes and leading workshops. Margaret was a life-long learner, seeking knowledge in music, art, homeopathy, organic gardening and holistic healing.
Margaret is a past president of the Valley Art Association during the era when the Mansion House was acquired as their headquarters. She labored along with many others to paint and restore the building. Margaret was also a member of the Potomac River Artists Guild in Shepherdstown and a member of the Unity Church of Shepherdstown, where she served as board member and past president.
Cremation has occurred and her remains will be buried next to her parents in Onawa at a later date.