The Greatest Generations Foundation
(JAN 07, 2021): AMERICA REMEMBERS – It is with a heavy heart, we share the news that the gorgeous AGNES MOORE, a Rosie The Riveter of World War II, has died. She was 100.
Agnes Moore was born February 24th, 1920, in Searey County, Arkansas, where her family owned a small farm. In 1942, Moore moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began work as a welder in the Kaiser Shipyards. Agnes Moore Worked: Kaiser Shipyard #3; Richmond, CA as a Welder. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Agnes heard a radio announcer say, "Women, do something for your country, go to the Richmond Shipyards and be a welder." She became a certified Journeyman Welder and worked for four years in Kaiser Shipyard #3 on the nightshift.
Moore's resilience saw her through some tough times, the loss of her firstborn daughter from cancer, the loss of both husbands. The perseverance in going to college in her 30's, becoming a bookkeeper, opening her own seamstress business. The many memories that put a smile on your face, including that she recently gave up driving her Porsche Boxter at the age of 99!
She was very much loved and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
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The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation