Emma Moore

emma moore

October 29, 1935 ~ September 12, 2023

Born in: Los Sauces, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Emma Moore, 87, a beautiful and gentle soul was born Oct. 29, 1935, to Edmundo and Annie Martinez, and passed away on Sept. 12, 2023.

Growing up in Los Sauces, Colo., a small village near the Rio Grande River in the San Luis Valley, provided her with experiences and opportunities few will ever enjoy.

One set of grandparents lived on the Northern side of the one-road community and another set on the Southern edge, with aunts, uncles, and a bevy of other relatives in between. Emma loved it that if she didn’t care for what was being served at one house, she could head to the other grandparents for dinner.

In her early years, her parents relocated to Vineland, Colo., just east of Pueblo, where she was proud to be a member of the first graduating class at PCHS. After graduation, Emma worked at the Pueblo Army Depot, where she met her husband James. After taking several years off to raise her family, she returned to work at the Public Documents Distribution Center.

Emma is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James “Jim” Moore; parents, Edmundo and Annie; a baby brother, her sister, Priscilla Hudak; brothers-in-law, Michael and Timothy Moore; Regis Hudak and sister-in-law, Manuelita Martinez.

Survived by; her children, Jeffrey (Marcia) Moore and Kelly Moore; brothers, Orlando (Karon) Martinez, Ulfredo (Millie) Martinez, and Ed (Jan) Martinez; sisters-in-law, Colleen Farmer and Pat (Ron) Lucier; grandchildren, Brandon (Mari Morales) Moore, Jennifer (Daniel) Hanten, and Aailyah and Zeiryah (Moser) Moore; great-grandchildren, Daniel Hanten III and Adrienne Morales-Moore. Emma also embraced Donna Garcia as her own daughter and loved Donna’s children as her own Carleen (William) Payne and their daughter, Ezra.

You were a stranger only once to Emma and that was a brief moment. Her loving and caring presence made each person feel special.

Emma was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society at St. Therese Church, a volunteer with Sangre de Cristo Hospice, and was “corporate mom” to the team at G&G Consulting.

Our hearts are shattered and we will miss her deeply, but we continue on with the Grace of God and our belief that we are not saying goodbye, but rather, we will see you again when we reunite in Heaven.

Viewing, 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Eulogy at 9:45 a.m., followed by the funeral Mass on Thursday, Sept. 21, at Holy Family Church, 2827 Lakeview Ave. Entombment, Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

For those who would like to make a donation in Emma’s memory: Donations to CASA of the Pikes Peak Region http://www.casappr.org/donate-now/


Viewing: September 20, 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


Funeral Mass: September 21, 2023 9:45 am

Holy Family Church
2827 Lakeview Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. CandleImageEmma was truly the best, kindest person. She made everyone feel special and warmed any room. I feel really lucky to have known her and will miss her greatly. My deepest condolences, and my heart goes out to the entire family.

  2. CandleImageOh my…just loved Emma. She was such a special person and so kind to me. I know my brother Reg loved her. And she and Priscilla were a real duo! I hope all those souls are up there having a great homecoming. My best and love to the whole family. Kelly and Jeff, I know how tough it is. She was a treasure.

  3. CandleImageWe will dearly miss you Emma and we are forever grateful for the special memories we shared with one another laughing, and sitting on the front porch soaking up the sunshine and watching the beautiful sunsets on your front porch. You will always have a special place in our hearts. Our condolences to the family, friends, and all who love you.

  4. CandleImageI met Emma and Jim when I purchased her mother and fathers house in Vineland. Annie and my grandmother Bernice Trujillo were friends. The Moores and Annie treated me kindly during the purchase and I was grateful, as it took me awhile to secure the funding. I lived there for 20 years. My most sincere condolences to the family.

  5. My Condolences to the whole family. Aunt Annie and Emma were like second and third Moms to us Archuleta kids growing up. We lived just down the road from them in Vineland. It is so hard to lose your Mom and Sister and Grandma in one wonderful lady. Jim and Emma were wonderful people. Brandon much love to you Bro. God Bless you all.

  6. I met Emma many years ago when teaching at Vineland Elementary. I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with both Jeffrey and Kelly. Emma was a delightful, supportive parent and a joy to know. My prayers are for all of Emma’s family to be held tightly in God’s arms as He welcomes Emma into His heavenly kingdom. May the memories of family times and better days give comfort to all also! Hugs and love to all.

  7. CandleImageI will dearly miss my Auntie Emma. She had a gift of making the person she was talking with feel like they were the most important person in the world. I will miss the way she would hold or rub my hand while we had morning coffee. My Auntie always opened her home to me when I would visit and made me feel at home. Like I belonged there with my Colorado family. Every phone call slays ended with an I love you. My condolences to Jeff and Kelly and the rest of the family. We have all lost a beautiful and loving person. Fly high Auntie

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