Church, Alice Rose Moore

October 4, 1932 - August 13, 2016

Born on October 4, 1932 in Martinsville, Indiana, to Ben and Mary Moore, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  She was 83, and died of a melanoma cancer in association with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alice was a loving and FUN great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She grew up in Martinsville, where her parents were life-long educators.  After graduating from Martinsville HS, she attended Butler University where she was a very active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.  After working in the Indiana government for several years, she married Frank Church, had three children, and moved to the many places his job with Uniroyal Tires took them, ending up in a suburb of Houston, Texas in 1971. After 16 years of high involvement in her communities, churches and children’s schools, she went to work as the City Secretary of Missouri City, TX, a job she adored.  From there she went to Garland, TX, and Fort Worth, TX, as their City Secretaries as well.  Alice was very active in her profession, serving as president of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association and doing professional development for clerks throughout Texas.  She was also a faithful member, volunteer, and deacon at Broadway Baptist Church, where she had many wonderful friends.

Alice Church was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Mary Moore, brother-in-law Jim Lurtey, and daughter-in-law Lyne Hartsaw Church. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ellen Moore Lurtey, daughter Cori (Don) Church Pratt, and sons Brad Church and Jeff Church, grandchildren Lindsey (Scott) Pratt Bruning, Rachel Pratt, Trey Pratt, Tana Church, Jocelyn Church, Ben Church and Jillian Church, as well as  loving nephews Craig, Douglas, Scott, Steve, David and niece Stacy. Alice was very proud to be the great-grandmother of Edwin Bruning and his soon-to-be-born little brother, Harry Bruning.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 26 at 11AM, at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W Broadway Ave, Fort Worth, TX  76104

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s association at


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8 replies on “Church, Alice Rose Moore”

Eddie Hill says:

Your Mom was one of the happiest people I know. She could laugh and find the joy in everything. I’m really sorry for your loss but Heaven has gained a youthful spirit. Love, Eddie Hill; Mildred Hill and Elaine Hill Pickett.

Velma Finley says:

Cori and family your Mom was really sweet and kind. You are in my thoughts, prayers and I am very sorry for your loss. May your hearts find comfort and peace with all your precious memories and knowing that your Mom is absent from this world but is present with the Lord. Sincerely, Velma Finley


You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelia Farmer says:

To the Pratt and Church families, I want to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of Alice….she was one of a kind and I am so grateful for the short time I got to spend with her. She was warm and funny and loved her family dearly. Wishing you all the comfort of wonderful memories you made together…. Shelia Farmer

Nancy Thurmond says:

On behalf of The Woman’s Club of Missouri City, we send our deepest sympathy to the family of one of our honorary members, Alice Church. I had the privilege of meeting Alice at a neighbor and mutual friend’s home on one of her many visits to Missouri City. She was indeed a lovely and entertaining woman. Our organization as well as the City of Missouri City were blessed to have been touched by her. May her soul rest in peace and her family find comfort in their faith and know they will be reunited again some day

kay paggi says:

Alice was such a unique person. It was fun to be with her; she could always find the humor is even the most awkward situations. Thank you for letting me share part of her journey; she enriched me life. -kay

Debbie Hodges Bruce says:

Cori, Brad and Jeff,
Your mom was always filled a room with sunshine and laughter. She was a blessing to our home town as well as the city government. May you find peace in knowing she is whole and with our God for Eternity. Know that we are covering you all in our prayers.
With love and prayers,

Debbie (Bruce), Darlene(Leiker) and Virginia Hodges

Jan Casner says:

Dear Pratt Family, thank you for sharing some of your mom’s story. I wish I could have known her as she was clearly a special lady who brought much happiness to all. May all your wonderful memories of her bring you comfort and peace. Love, Jan Casner

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