Ardith Jeane Richards Moore

1931 ~ 2022

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Ardith, our loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday morning in Bountiful, Utah at Oakridge of Bountiful Care Facility with family by her side, September 4, 2022, at the age of 91. She joins her husband Bill who passed away in 1983.

Ardith (Ardie) was born July 8th, 1931 in Ogden, Utah to Herman and Montana Richards. She was the second oldest of 6 children. She and her siblings loved spending time together singing. She and her brother Doug, would sing at many church and family events. She spent most of her early years in Provo; graduating from Lincoln High School and then attending Brigham Young University. She met and married William Melvin Moore on November 25, 1949. They raised their family in Cottonwood Heights and were blessed with three children; Michael William, MaryEllen and Kelly Lynn.

Ardie enjoyed being a hardworking stay-at-home Mom for many years while working part time as a seamstress for local choir groups. She was also a very gifted musician and spent a lot of her time at the piano; playing and leading church choir groups. She loved being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and using her musical talents to bless the lives of others. She and Bill loved the outdoors; fishing and camping together. They even developed a talent for archery and were both State champions. After her youngest daughter was born, she went back to work outside of the home at Valley Bank and Trust and worked there for 20 years as a loan officer. She then worked at the University of Utah in the
College of Nursing as their receptionist where she loved getting toknow the young nursing students. Later in life, she served with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

She lost her dear husband Bill in 1983 at 54 to cancer. Ten years after Bill died, she married LeRoy Sauter. She enjoyed living in Graystone Condos in Sugarhouse where she made many friends. She and LeRoy enjoyed playing golf at the Alpine Country Club, playing the piano and doing sewing projects together. She loved her ward where she was the ward organist. After 20 years, she and LeRoy divorced and went their separate ways. She spent the past 6 years at Oakridge of Bountiful Care Facility (previously called Waikoloa). She used her talents there to play piano for church and singing events. She loved to laugh and joke with the ladies she met there and really came to love the caregivers who went out of their way every day.
Ardith will be greatly missed. She will be remembered as independent, determined, a woman of many talents, and a loving
mother. We will always treasure her memory; with a song in our hearts.

Ardith is survived by her daughters, MaryEllen Blowers and Kelly Lynn Davis (Mark W. Davis), daughter-in-law, Lynnette Moore, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and her siblings; Terrell Richards, Guy Richards, Lois Anderson and Becky Phillips. She is preceded in death by her husband, William and her son, Michael, her parents, Herman and Tana and her brother, Doug.

Services will be held Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 am, Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy. Viewing is from 9:30-10:30 that morning.

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Sending our love to the families of Grandma Ardie. We have many sweet memories of times spent together. Wishing her peace as she resides with our Savior. Sincerely, Gary and Gail Sauter

- Gail Sauter

I would see and talk to Ardie when she worked at the University of Utah Nursing Building, I was doing maintenance at the time and each month I would come and tell her that I would be running the emergency generator for the building to keep the insides oiled enough to start when needed.

Just before she retired the power went out in that building I went in and the power was off to the building and the emergency generator did not come on, I called dispatch on my radio and had the currant mechanic come to look at it to see why it did not start, called and ask for an electrician to come and see why there was no power to the building.
I was to work on the Air Conditioning but with no power I did not go down into the dark:) I missed her when she retired.

- Kent Leary

Sending our love and condolences to all of her family and friends. We are indeed grateful for a loving Heavenly Father that created such a marvelous plan of salvation for us to one day return to live with Him and see her infectious smile again. With much love, the Brad & Britany Betenson Family.

- Brad & Britany Betenson Family (AZ)