Marion M. Moore, 87

Marion M. Moore, 87, of Frankford, Del., passed away and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. She was born in Bethany Beach, Del., on Oct. 25, 1932, daughter of the late Vernon O. Murray and the late Bertha (Hudson) Murray.

Moore was a graduate of John M. Clayton High School and was employed as a secretary with the Delmarva Poultry Exchange prior to the birth of her children. She and her husband, Gerald, owned several racehorses and the Moore & Murray Stables in Frankford, Del. She also enjoyed going to the racetrack with her family to watch her horses compete.

In addition to her parents, Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald O. Moore Sr., in 2004; a daughter, Maryann Moore; and two brothers, Richard Murray and Vernon S. “Smitty” Murray. She is survived by her son, Gerald O. Moore Jr. and his wife, Tina, of Frankford; a step-grandson, Stephen Stiles, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force in Turkey; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Ann Murray of Frankford; and a nephew, Keith Murray and his wife, Darnell, of Frankford.

A funeral service was to be held Dec. 31, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, Frankford, Del., with interment at St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels ( Condolences may be sent online at