Julia “Judy” L. (Stanko) Moore (1907-2005)
May 28, 2005
Julia L. “Judy” (Stanko) Moore, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died May 17, 2005. She was 97 years old at the time of her death. Her ashes will be interned next to her husband, John “Jack” Moore in the Steamboat Springs Cemetery in Colorado.
Judy was born to Peter Stanko and Anna Zubal Stanko in Walsenburgon July 7, 1907. She was the fourth of six children. She moved with her family to a ranch in the Southside neighborhood, west of Steamboat Springs in 1907. She grew up helping her parents in the ranch, attended the Southside School and was the first of the “Stanko girls” to graduate from Steamboat Springs High School in 1926.
After graduation she went to Denver working as a secretary. On Nov. 10, 1927, she married John “Jack” Moore. A daughter, Frances Jean was born in Denver in 1930. In October of 1931, the family moved to Boulder City, Nev., where Jack was employed as a high scaler on the construction of the Boulder (Hoover) Dam. Their first house, on the corner of Mew Mexico and California Streets in the newly built town of Boulder City, did not have water connected until almost 6 months after they moved in. They later bought a house on Ave I, where they lived until 1967.
Judy went to work for the United States Bureau of Reclamation and retired in 1963 after receiving the Commendable Service Award. During her years in Boulder City, Judy became an avid bowler and enjoyed summer fishing trips in Steamboat Springs.
After Jack’s retirement in 1966, the couple moved back to Steamboat Springs for one year then to Colorado Springs where they helped their daughter and her husband run a book store. Jack died in 1974 and Judy moved back to Boulder City and later to senior citizen homes in Las Vegas.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Peter and Anna; husband, Jack; daughter, Frances Jean; four sisters, Mary, Susie, Anna and Helen; and one brother, Peter. She is survived by relatives, Larry and Carol LaGesse of Las Vegas; nephews, Donald Price of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Jim Stanko of Steamboat Springs and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.