Cleone Johnson Moore passed away peacefully on Sept 22, 2021 in Mesa, AZ. She was 98 years of age at the time of her passing. She lived an active and rich life with her family and friends.
Cleone was delivered at home in Farmington, Utah on May 28, 1923. She was the second of three children born to loving parents, Joseph Sylvester Johnson and Mahala Reynolds Johnson.
Cleone attended Davis High School in Farmington, UT and later got a job in Salt Lake City at Sweets Candies. It was there that she met the love of her life, Lester O. Moore. They were married in the Salt Lake City Temple on July 18, 1942.
Cleone was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities throughout her life. She was a Sunday school teacher, primary teacher, young women’s leader, and held various positions within the relief society.
Outside of Church related jobs, she worked at the afore mentioned Sweets Candies Co, in the school cafeteria at Mt. Jordan, Jr. High and at a cookie factory in Draper where one of her sons worked after school. She, along with her husband, Les, also started and ran a small decorative fabric outlet in Mesa called, “Moore and Moore Discount Fabrics”. Cleone always considered her “job” as a wife and mother to be the most important of them all.
Cleone was quite fearless when confronting new challenges. She could tile, paint, create art projects, make dolls, garden, and was a very skilled seamstress. She would agree to try and tackle most any project put in front of her.
Cleone loved babies and would never pass up an opportunity to hold one. Family gatherings always included lots of children. Her descendants consist of her four children: Gary (now deceased), Brent, Marlon, and Colette. She has 36 grandchildren. 29 great grandchildren, and 10 great, great grandchildren.
Cleone was loved and adored by all of her family and everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be sorely missed.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge and thank her end of life caregivers: Manuela & Constantine Mitrica, and Debbie Griffith with Hospice of the Valley.