L'Moore Fontaine Alford


Obituary Notice

L'Moore Fontaine Alford, teacher, artist, died Friday, October 18th, 2002. A Little Rock resident, she was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas to the late Dr. Thomas Dale and L'Moore Smith Alford. L'Moore graduated from Groveton High School in Alexandria, Virginia during her father's time representing Arkansas in the House of Representatives. While living in Washington she was named a Cherry Blossom Princess in 1960, and in 1961 was a Country Club of Little Rock Debutant as well as being selected to the prestigious National Debutant Register in Richmond, Virginia. She attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, later graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with her degree in English. She taught first grade at the Cathedral School, Phillips Community College, and was once a teacher of art at the Arkansas Extended Learning Center. While living in California L'Moore studied art and acting from renounced teachers that included Agnes Moorehead, Marcel Marcau, Laurie Main and Natalie O'Hare. She performed at the U.A.L.R. theatre, and Little Rock's Community Theatre. She was owner of the Exquisite Paints doing faux finishes, and murals.
She is survived by one son Robert Wheat Goss, II and wife Robin of Minturn, Colorado, one daughter Elizabeth Fontaine Alford of Little Rock, one sister Anne Maury Alford Winanns of Little Rock and 2 grandchildren Pearl and Isabella Goss.

There will be a visitation at the Ruebel Funeral Home Sunday from 5 to 7P.M. followed by a funeral service Monday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral at 11 A.M. officiated by The Very Reverend Henry Hudson and The Reverend Canon R. Ewing Jackson. Burial will follow at Mount Holly Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home

Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock 72205..