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Kathy Moore
Kathleen Joyce Moore, 74, of Augusta, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 12, 2023, at Clark County Rehabilitation and Living in Owen. She was in the tender care of their staff and the staff of Promedica Hospice. Kathy is now free from the dementia and neurocognitive disorder that she has suffered for over 3 years, with the past year requiring the care that she was receiving in Owen. 

Kathy, daughter of Alvin and Norma Jean (Olson) Gatzmer was born Dec. 15, 1948, in Minneapolis. In the early 1960’s her family moved to Fall Creek. In 1964 Kathy moved into the welcoming home of Ray and Frieda Harke of rural Augusta. She enjoyed spending time on their farm, attending school in Augusta and went on to graduate in 1967 from Augusta High School. 

While riding the bus to school she met Patrick Moore and the two soon became high school sweet hearts. The couple eventually married on December 30th of 1967. During the early years of their marriage Pat was serving in the United States Army and Kathy was on base with him at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Since his honorable discharge they had made their home in Augusta.  

Kathy loved painting pictures, portraits as well as landscape. With Pat she assisted in making many bottle of wines over the years and also enjoyed the various dogs they took into their home. Up until her illness she found comfort most nights in reading her bible before bedtime. She loved spending time with her extended family and especially looked forward to the yearly camping vacation to Wisconsin Dells with her children and sister Sharon and her family. She also enjoyed her membership with the Augusta American Legion Auxiliary.  

Outside of the home Kathy had worked in customer service of Wal-Mart in Eau Claire, before taking a claims department position with United Health also in Eau Claire. 

Kathy is survived by her husband Pat; daughter Carrie Moore; siblings, Sharon (Dennis) Nelson, Barb Connell, Gary (Bridgett) Connell and David (Denise) Connell; brother-in-law, Gary (Charlotte) Moore; several nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her son Robert on August 15, 2005.  

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Augusta. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the church.            

Nothing ever grows where rain never falls. Pat and Kathy had enough rain that fell in their lives that resulted in a strong marriage that grew for over 55 years.  

Kathy had never really sat down and wrote poetry before writing this tribute. This poem has gone on to touch so many veterans and their families and it is now engraved at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Arcadia, WI. 

“You Called - and We Would Have Gone to the Wall for You”
Kathy Moore (A Vet’s Wife)

It started so long ago as kids 
with all the games and things we’d do. 
Someone would yell “who’s up for a game?”
You called, and we would go to the wall for you. 

At school as in life, the older we got 
the tougher the games grew. 
The coach would scream – we need you in the team. 
You called and we would 
go to the wall for you.

As time passes and years go by 
we hear the call of the old red white and blue. 
We’re digging ditches all day and marching
all night – when the sarge says “I volunteer you”.
We face the obstacle course, we know
 we haven’t a choice –somehow we have to get through. 
Our name is next and we’ll do our best. 
You called, and we would go to the wall for you. 

Now we’re here in Nam – a far away land
and Charlie’s on the move. 
We chase him down in the muddy ground. 
God knows it’s got to improve –
there’s a sniper attack – someone’s not 
going back and we pray for the strength to 
get through. 
We think of home and know we’re not alone. 
You called and we would go to 
the wall for you. 

Here we stand on free land by a wall within our capital’s view. 
We take our place to find the names 
we trace. 
You called, and they went to 
the wall for you. 

But if any of it we could change, 
the names would be rearranged and they
would be standing here in our shoes
and the names to be traced would 
be ours in their place. 
You called, and we would have 
gone to the wall for you. 
Title by Jim Ries

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