Leigh Rhea (Ross) Moore


Leigh Rhea (Ross) Moore was born on April 17, 1948 to John Ray and Opal Imogene (Burris) Ross in El Reno, OK. She passed away April 26, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK at the age of 72.

Because of her dad’s Army career she attended many Leigh Rhea Moore schools, including Germany and Hawaii. She graduated from Harlingen High School in Texas and went on to the University of Hawaii and Central State University, where she acquired her bachelor’s degree.

After graduation she went to work for the Canadian County Department of Human Services where she was a social worker and then supervisor for a total of 31 years. She then continued on with contract work for OU in the KIDS Program.

On September 13, 1973 she married Alvin Moore in Norman, OK and they made their home in Yukon, OK. Leigh Rhea and Alvin had 2 children, Keila Rhea and Johnathan Kristopher.

Leigh Rhea was a member of First United Methodist Church in Yukon, OK. She loved photography and always had her camera in her hand at the ready. She just loved everyone and absolutely loved taking care of them. Her biggest delight was spending time with her “grandchildren”.

Leigh Rhea was preceded in death by both of her children, Keila and Johnathan; parents, John and Opal, and her brother, John Ray, III.

She is survived by her husband, Alvin R. Moore of Yukon; brother, Lanny B. Ross of Yu-kon, and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families, whom she adored.

Memorial gifts may be made to your favorite charity in Leigh Rhea’s honor.

There will be a public come and go viewing on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Yanda and Son Funeral Home in Yukon.

Private graveside services will be held Friday, May 1, 2020, at the Yukon Cemetery, Yukon, OK.

Online condolences may be signed at www. yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, OK.