Cassandra ‘Sandy’ Marie Moore
Cassandra “Sandy” Marie Moore, 74, loving wife and mother of two children passed away unexpectedly at Indian River Medical Center after a brief illness Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.
Sandy was born March 22, 1944 to the late Robert Wesley Underhill and Carrie Underhill Smith in Erlanger, Ky. She is also preceded in death by her husband, John Allen Moore, of Hayesville, a brother, Ralph Wesley Underhill, of Erlanger and a son, Charles “Chuck” Edward Moore. Sandy is survived by her son Rob, of Hayesville, and two nieces, Kim and Melinda Underhill, of Centerville, Ohio. She attended Lloyd High School in Erlanger and graduated in 1962 where she excelled academically, musically and athletically as a swimmer and cheerleader. Sandy went on to attend and graduate from Eastern Kentucky University in 1966 with a degree in English and education and later receiving her masters in special education from the University of Cincinnati. She went on to teach for 15 years at Holmes High School specializing in the developmental programs, curriculum and the needs of special education students.
Sandy married John Allen Moore on March 22, 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was happily married for 38 years. Sandy and John Allen resided in Cincinnati until 1986 when they retired and moved back to Clay County. After retirement, she and John Allen returned to school for their real estate brokers licenses developing property throughout Clay County. Sandy enjoyed interior decorating and design, landscaping design and gardening. Sandy was a member of the Hayesville First United Methodist Church, singing in the choir. She was also a founding member of the Hayesville VFW Post 6812 Women’s Auxiliary.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Hayesville First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Denise Kilgo-Martin. Following will be a short internment ceremony at Ledford Chapel cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hayesville First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 85, Hayesville, N.C. 28904 and/or to the Hayesville High School John & Cassandra Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund at 205 Yellow Jacket Drive, Hayesville, N.C. 28904.