KIRBY FAYE MOORE
The family of Kirby Moore is celebrating that on January 19, 2024, at the age
of 84, Kirby entered into the presence of our Lord and was reunited with her
husband, Derry Moore, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Kirby was
born in Tucumcari, New Mexico on August 12, 1939 to Robert Crocker and
Edith (Head) Crocker.
Kirby and Derry met in a square dancing class at Eastern New Mexico
University. They fell in love, married on August 24, 1958, and moved to
Roswell where they raised a family and lived happily for over 60 years.
Kirby was a librarian at Monterrey Elementary School in Roswell for almost
30 years. She loved reading books to children, especially to all six of her
Kirby and Derry were active members of the Roswell First Baptist Church
where they enjoyed many cherished friendships. Kirby taught Sunday School
and Vacation Bible School for many years.
Kirby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Derry and by her
son Steve Moore who passed away on December 9, 2023.
Kirby is survived by her daughter Sherri Toles (Perry) of Roswell, her son
Jon Moore (Franny) of Farmington and her 6 grandchildren: Joshua Toles of
Denver, Jordan Toles (Savanna) of Roswell, Shelby Toles of Austin, Megan
Adams (Rick) of Albuquerque, Cysco Moore (Carissa) of Dallas and Jadin
Moore of Albuquerque, all of whom called her “Mimi.” Kirby is also
survived by a brother, James Crocker, of Tucumcari.
The family would like to thank the caring staff from Gentiva Hospice and
Beehive Homes where Kirby lived for the past 18 months.
A private burial at South Park Cemetery is being planned for the immediate