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“Denise and the entire Moore family, Thank you for including me in your e-mails this year. It was painful to follow your struggle. God bless you...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Marcia Patout - New Iberia, LA

“Denise: Please know that Rich and I think of you every day and wish you comfort and healing in the days ahead. Peace, Jan and Rich ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Jan and Rich - Cortez, CO

“Denise & Family, We will miss Mark's smile, hand shake, hug, sense of justice, and big heart. As you go through life's greatest sorrow - the...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Don & Mary Sue Akin - Cortez, CO

“Mark was a great friend and past co-workers who I grew to know better over time. He was a loving husband and I know he loved Denise very much. He...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Rick & Josie Sailler - KS

“Denise and family, Sorry to hear of Mark's passing. I know he will be missed but will be in a better place. Praying for your comfort and peace. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Elena Prickett - Cortez, CO

“Thank you everyone for your kind words. Mark was blessed by many friends and family as he journeyed down his life’s path. I will miss him and I...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Denise Moore - Cortez, CO

“Denise I am so sorry about Mark..... over the past couple of years the kitchen staff grew to love and admire the man you married. His presence...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Larry Gessner - Cortez, CO

“Mark was a good friend and will be missed deeply. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Denise and Mark's family. Jeff & Cindy Milosevich Aurora...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff Milosevich - Aurora, CO

“Denise, Tim and I want you to know that we are and have been thinking of you and are here for WHATEVER you need. I got to know Mark a little...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Tim & Janae Pearce - Cortez, CO

“Denise, Tim and I want you to know that we are and have been thinking of you and are here for WHATEVER you need. I got to know Mark a little...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Tim & Janae Pearce - Cortez, CO

“Denise, Tim and I want you to know that we are and have been thinking of you and are here for WHATEVER you need. I got to know Mark a little...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Tim & Janae Pearce - Cortez, CO

“May God bless u 4ever. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Kyle Hoisington - Lakewood, CO

“We go back 30 years and our friendship will last forever. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Taylor - San Marcos, TX

“Mark was a very good friend and he will be missed. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Earl Stokes - San Marcos, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Denise, and all of Marks family. A very special person. God loves you and so do we. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Glenn & Pat Cooley - Independence, OR

“I met Mark in August, 1970 when the Moore's moved from Virginia to Texas. As time paseed we became good friends. After high school, Mark and I shared...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Lee Allen Schroeder - OK - Friend

“Mark was a wonderful son who will be greatly missed. Lovingly, William T. Moore, his sad father. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: William Thornton Moore - CO

“Mark was a very personable and a down-to-earth kind of person. My wife and I were glad to have known him, and we wish we could have gotten to Cortez...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff - Austin, TX

“Denise, I was so impressed by your and Bill's care for Mark. I regret not meeting him at a different time but I know I will meet him again! ...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: bud rousset - CO

“A great man with a big heart, brave soul, warm hugs, bright smile, so many things that we will miss, but will always carry with us. Thanks, Mark,...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Becky Bonar - Cortez, CO

“Denise and Mark's family - From the staff and citizens of the Donala Water & Sanitation District, our sincere condolences. Mark was our chief waste...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Dana Duthie - Colorado Springs, CO


MARK THORNTON MOORE Mark Thornton Moore was born on March 30, 1954 in The Dalles, Ore. to William Thornton Moore Sr. and Jane (Mims) Moore. He passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 58. The following is a personal recollection of Mark's father, William Thornton Moore. "Mark went to Steven F. Austin College in Nacodoches, Tex. and graduated with a BS degree in 1974. When he was in college we paid his expenses but gave him very little extra money for entertainment. So he did manual labor picking up garbage and trash for the city. It was a tough job but at least it kept him in beer. After graduation he worked several different jobs including being a welder on the nuclear power plant south of Lake Grandbury, Tex. Mark became interested in sewerage and water treatment. He worked and studied in that field and eventually earned the highest level technical classifications in both fields. Mark worked in Colorado Springs where he met and married Denise Elaine Davis. They eventually moved to Cortez, Colo. where Mark supervised the operation of a new sewage treatment facility that had been having technical problems. He resolved those problems and got the plant operating properly. Mark had a lot of mechanical ability and could fix anything. He and Denise built a beautiful house outside Cortez with a small pond on their acreage. He enjoyed fishing in their pond with their grandchildren, camping and boating. Unfortunately he got prostate cancer at an early age and treated it homeopathically which did not cure the cancer. He retired with 100% disability due to prostate cancer in 2010. The cancer had eventually gotten outside his prostate and into his bones. He coped with the problem the best he could while undergoing various medical treatments including radiation and chemotherapy but eventually died in the Cortez hospital after suffering for several weeks. His family was able to visit him during his last days. His loving wife Denise and younger brother Bill took care of him in his home for many of his days while he was under hospice care. His was a tragic, slow and painful death which occurred on December 5, 2012. He had enjoyed his family, outdoor recreation and treating water and sewage to improve their quality. His family will miss him greatly but remember him fondly." Mark was a member of the National Rifle Association and he also enjoyed target shooting and riding his motorcycle. Surviving Mark are his father, William Moore of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his wife, Denise Moore of Cortez; his step-daughter, Lindsey Giaffoglione and husband, Gabe of Colorado Springs; his four grandchildren, Ashlyn, Avery, Abigail, and Logan Giaffoglione all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his siblings, William Thornton Moore Jr. and wife, Robin, and Donna Schafer both of Colorado Springs, Colo. Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Moore; and his brother, Steve Moore. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date in Colorado Springs, Colo. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Montezuma, P.O. Box 740, Cortez, Colo., 81321.

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