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Mary Jo Moore (Ostermeier), of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on August 24,
2023, after a short battle with cancer. She was 69 years old. Mary Jo was born on July 1, 1954, to Anna Marie and Andrew Joseph Ostermeier in Montebello, California. She was the youngest of four sisters.
Mary Jo was a graduate of California High School, class of 1972. It was where she would meet her future husband—Chester Henderson Moore III (Chet). She went on to get her associate’s degree at Rio Hondo College and completed her B.A. in communications at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Her graduation marked a milestone for the family, as Mary Jo was the first to receive a college degree.
Chet and Mary Jo married on March 18, 1978. In total, the couple was together for 50 years. They absolutely loved to travel all over the world. Upon her death, Mary Jo had visited a grand total of 55 countries and territories. Together, they sailed four oceans and saw 6 continents.
Mary Jo was a hard worker and immensely creative. You could often find her assisting her two daughters, Natalie and Leanne, with school projects. She was a master seamstress who frequently sewed the girls’ Halloween outfits and theater costumes for Wesleyan School. Some of those garments are still used in the school’s productions to this day. Mary Jo also loved to scrapbook, where she heavily documented her travels, children’s lives, and family history.
Mary Jo is survived by her loving husband, Chet; her two daughters and their spouses, Natalie (Colby) Jackson and Leanne (Jon) Finn; her granddaughter, Kendall; her two sisters, Susan (Ted) Haracz and Nancy Adams; her nieces, Nancy Beth Larson and Debra Walters; her sister-in-law, Tolosa Boxx, and numerous other family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Janice Larson.
Plans for a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Georgia Cremation in Duluth, GA is assisting the family with arrangements.