Nanci Elizabeth Moore
1949 - 2020
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Nanci Elizabeth Moore, beloved, beautiful soul, passed on June 26, 2020 09:20 at her Hermosa home, with her family by her side. She was born in Aurora, CO to Clifford and Rosemary Farfel on June 18, 1949. As an Air Force brat she traveled the world, living in Germany, the Philippines, Albuquerque and Colorado, where she met her husband, Alvie Moore, in 1966. Still living the Air Force and college life, the couple remained in long distance correspondence until 1970 when they married in Durango, CO and lived happily ever after.

In 1973 the couple gave birth to Spencer Moore, and in 1976 they adopted Desiree Moore, being one of only 2 families in Durango to adopt from Korea during that time. In 2008 she was gifted with a granddaughter, Pearl Moore, and in 2010 an amazing grandson, Dylan Moore.

A lover of family, friends, animals, motorcycles, plants, nutrition, photographs, jokes, and anything magical, Nanci lived a complete life full of wonderment and love. She was genuine in the way she was interested in everything and everyone. She loved skiing with her family, motorcycles trips with her husband, creating art projects her grandchildren and laughing with her wonderful friends.

As a true Durango local, Nanci worked over 20 years at Purgatory Ski Area, while also working as a massage therapist. She was always before her time, making wheatgrass smoothies and consuming only organic, farm fresh healthy food. Her dedication to nutrition continued throughout her life and into her work of direct sales in wellness. For over 20 years, Nanci lead teams of entrepreneurs and helped empower women in life and business. Meetings and business trips were always a special, fun occasion, where she was able to reunite with her friends, make so many more new ones, and learn new things she could pass on to others. She impacted the health of thousands and made just as many friends.

Nanci was also the town photographer for many events and gatherings. She was always behind the lens gathering people to smile and pose at motorcycle rallies, Snowdown and other town events. She was the most positive, excited and passionate one for anything and everything that came her way. A true staple of the Durango community.

Nanci is survived by her husband, Alvie Moore; son, Spencer (Jennifer) Moore; daughter, Desiree Moore; brothers, Doug (Casey) Farfel and Tim (Linda) Farfel; grandchildren Pearl & Dylan Moore.

Nanci's kindness, bubbly personality and smile will be dearly missed by her family, friends and loved ones. She deserves nothing but the best and most grand-celebration to honor her wonderful life. Due to COVID 19, the family will be holding the celebration Summer 2021 in the Durango area, details TBD.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to Holt International to help abandoned and vulnerable children. Holtinternational.org or Adaptive Sports Association http://asadurango.com/

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Pine River Times on Jul. 7, 2020.
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July 25, 2020
I'm very sorry that Nanci's life was cut short. My prayers are with Alvie, their children, and her brothers, Doug and Tim. I regret not having made the time to visit Durango since Grandma Cotten's funeral in the early 80's.
John Cotten
Family
July 23, 2020
I met Nanci soon after I first moved to Durango in August of 1998. Someone recommended her as a massage therapist, and I was completely enchanted with Nanci and the whole experience. She worked in a small, charming cabin along Hermosa Creek, and her gentle, wise, joyful spirit and sense of humor were mesmerizing! She tapped into my energy and tuned into stories that conveyed the messages I needed to hear.
For several years, Nanci and I ran into each other at events and around town, and she was always my cheerleader, especially encouraging my art work. One time, I saw Nanci on a Sunday afternoon outside Scoot 'n' Blues, and I told her I had a wild hair for a motorcycle ride to Silverton, not having been on a motorcycle for decades! A few minutes later, Nanci introduced me to Randy, who took me on an amazing motorcycle ride - such a fun memory!
After I moved to Denver, Nanci and I had long, heartfelt phone conversations, and she was the easiest person to be real with. The last time I saw Nanci was at the end of October 2019, when I was house-sitting in Durango. We met for breakfast at Carver's and had a happy, soulful talk of like-minded people. Nanci Elizabeth Moore was an angel on earth, and I'm so blessed to have known her. I love you, Nanci. Until we meet again...
Laurie Blanz
Friend
July 14, 2020
Nanci was the most non-judgmental person i have ever know and showed her respect for everyone she met with her mesmerizing smile. I am proud to have known her (and her dad, Angel) and to know she is with the Angels!
Sam Conti
Friend
July 13, 2020
A small package with a gigantic smile & the warmest heart. She will be missed.
Cyd Waddell
Friend
July 13, 2020
What a beautiful, joyful soul. Our family will forever be blessed by knowing her.
Susan & Charles Scheffer
Friend
July 13, 2020
So very saddened to hear of Nanci's passing. She was such a beautiful soul and always quick with a smile, kind word and pets for our dogs. I feel truly blessed to have met her. My condolences to Alvie and her family.
Jocelyn
Neighbor
July 13, 2020
The world is certainly less bright without Nanci, especially her warm genuine smile and greeting! One of the most giving, unselfish, people I have ever known. She is truly an inspiration to us, and her legacy is giving us a template to live by.
I send love to the entire Moore family. May you find peace knowing Nanci lived life to the very fullest, and impacted everyone she came in contact with.
Tripp Schwab
Friend
July 12, 2020
Alvie, Spencer and Desiree,
Know that I am holding you deep in my thoughts, Nanci was as special as they come. Many great times with all you Moores. This news is the hardest pill I've swallowed in some time. Nanci's brightness will never fade. She was a peach Foshuah!!!! Hugs around!!
Biscuit
Jeffrey L Abbe
Friend
July 12, 2020
What a treasure Nanci was. A true reflection of what we could and should strive to be. The world was a better place with her here and wherever she is on the next part of her journey you can be sure that it's a better place with her there. Sending my love and hopeful heart to her family.
Janet Pettigrew
Friend
July 12, 2020
Nanci was sunshine itself, and to know her was to love her -- how fortunate we all were! Alvie, Desiree, and Spencer, you are so in my heart and thoughts.
Claudia Furlow
Friend
July 11, 2020
The world is certainly a better place because you were here. God couldn't have picked better parents than Rosemary and Cliff. You and Alvie made a great team and perfect parents for Spencer and Desiree.
You left us much too soon but your spirit lives on in the ones you left behind. Thanks for the memories. charlie
Charlie Black
Friend
July 11, 2020
Nanci was the most positive person I have ever known. She was always smiling, laughing and encouraging. Visits to Durango will never be the same. Say hello to everyone on the other side! It must be an amazing party.
Linda Block
Friend
July 10, 2020
A heart that embraced life fully and everyone who came into her presence, I was blessed, thank you, Nanci, deep love....



Anita Smith
Friend
July 9, 2020
Dear, Alvie, Spencer, Desiree & Family.
Our Hearts, Prayers, & Thoughts go out to all of You. We had Good times
With Nanci & Her Family & Friends,
no matter the Occasion! She had Her own Personal Angel & Angels Watching
over & Waiting for Her. This earth will be a Lesser place without Her!
Much Love & Peace, & May Nanci Rest
in Peace. Sincerely, Joann & PT Wade
Paul Wade
Friend
July 8, 2020
My heart is breaking as, I am sure, are the hearts of all that knew her. I will treasure my memories of time spent together and of the many conversations we had over the past nearly 40 years. My sincere condolences to her family.
Pamela Irwin
Friend
July 8, 2020
I have never loved a friend more than you, Nanci. We shared so many great yet simple times when the kids were being born and small (making fruit leather, breaking Old Man Feller's apple cider press, canning with your mom and just hanging out down on the creek. I already miss you more than I can say and am so thankful to have had you in my life. Alvie thank you for sharing your beautiful girl with so many people over the years. She will continue to shine in the memories of so many. I pray for Gods arms to hold you and the kids tight in the days ahead. Delia
Delia Elizabeth Bell
Friend
July 8, 2020
My heart is breaking, as are the hearts of the countless people who knew her. It was a gift to call her my friend and I will treasure the times we were together and the many conversations we had over the past nearly 40 years. I mourn this devastating loss. My deepest condolences to her family.
Pamela Irwin
Friend
July 8, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Alvie and family-so very sorry to learn of Nanci's passing. Thinking of you during this time.
Wayne Barbre
Classmate
July 8, 2020
Dear Nanci, Ive never known such a huge, light soul to manifest in such a compact, bubbly package. Thanks for all the times you soothed my beleaguered back and shared the goodness of your spirit, dear, Dear Lady.
Dav
Davitt M. Armstrong
Friend
July 8, 2020
To ride the lift with Nanci and Alvie was a robust laugh all the way to the top, more memorable than the skiing. Nanci, a vivacious energetic bundle of joy. Thanks for the memories.
Renee & Joe
Joe Holgate
Friend
July 8, 2020
Nanci was the spirit of Durango, she always greeted you with a smile and left you with a true feeling of compassion. My heart goes out to Alvie and her wonderful family.
Michael T. O'Neill
Friend
July 7, 2020
Auntie Nanci,
Im so glad you got to share your unwavering positivity and endless love with Alice last year. Well make sure she grows up knowing the sparkly person that you were. Love you now and always.
Rikki and family
Rikki Ryan
Family
July 7, 2020
Nanci was the nicest person I have ever met, unconditional kindness to everyone she ever encountered, met in the 70s
Say hi to Angel, & of course all the others you are with.
You are an Angel, Sweet lady, never forgotten
Michelle paradis
Friend
July 7, 2020
Nanci was one of the friendliest, enthusiastic and kindest spirits around. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Nancy Holmes (Homer)
Acquaintance
July 7, 2020
An amazing woman so full of abundant joy! She will be missed, yet our memories of her will be with us forever. Love you Nanci
Kim Morton
Friend
July 7, 2020
When she would walk into a room, shes light it up. Her sweet kind voice and unique style of dressing always made me smile.
Jerilyn Davis
Friend
July 7, 2020
My Cousin Aunty Nanci (thats what she called herself with me, she was my Dads cousin) was such a bright light in this world, she was truly a one of a kind, beautiful spirit and she will be so greatly missed by all. Sending my love and light to the whole family
Briana Cotten
Family
July 7, 2020
I love and miss you my cousin. You were always someone I looked up to and idolized when I was growing up. I always thought you were so smart and beautiful. I used to listen in to you and my sister Patti doing your teenage gossip. I always wished I was a part of. The bane of being the youngest. You are in my heart always and I pray you are now at peace. I love you, your cousin Kathleen.
Kathleen Cotten Mckenzie
Family
July 7, 2020
Nancer,
I miss you so much already. See you soon!
Lancer
Lance Dunagan
Friend
July 7, 2020
Nanci has a light that nothing will ever dimish. I am blessed to have called her friend.
Mary Crotty
Friend
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