Ayleen "Mickey" Moore

  • Funeral Date: 2/17/17
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 A.M.
  • Date of Birth: 3/28/28
  • Date of Death: 2/07/17
  • Funeral Location: Northfield United Methodist Church

Ayleen (Mickey) Moore 1928-2017

Ayleen (Mickey) Joyce (McKinlay) Moore, 88, passed into God’s loving arms on February 7, 2017, from a stroke at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Ayleen was born March 28, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Archibald and Vera (Wilson) McKinlay, one of three daughters. The family slowly moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where Ayleen attended school to the 11th grade. The family moved to Duluth, MN, in 1945 where Ayleen finished 12th grade at Duluth Central High School. After graduation she attended business college and specialized in business machines, including the comptometer. She worked at Kelley-How-Thomson Company for several years.

Ayleen married her high school sweetheart, Robert, on September 15, 1951. Six months later, Robert was drafted for the Korean War and left for training. Ayleen joined him in El Paso, TX, where Dr. Robert worked doing eye examinations on soldiers, and Ayleen got a job at Standard Oil of Texas. After discharge, they moved to St. Paul, MN where Ayleen was a devoted home maker and mother to three children. In 1962, Robert took over the optometric practice of Dr. Dewey Amundson in Northfield, MN and the couple had another child in a town that was a great place to raise children.

Ayleen loved to sew, making many of the children’s clothes, and also knitting clothing. Her favorite needle work was petit point, stitching silk on gauze, often with patterns of 900 stitches to the square inch. Very beautiful.

She was active in the Northfield Mrs. Jaycees as president. She enjoyed working in the Minnesota Optometric Association Auxiliary on several projects. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. Her real joy was Cub Scouting where she made many lasting friends. She was den mother, den leader coach, and worked at the Indianhead Council level as a trainer for adult scout leaders. She was awarded the Silver Fawn from the Indianhead Council for her service. Ayleen was active with the Northfield Cannon Valley Lions Club, serving on many committees and enjoying the friendship of the members. She retired from many of these activities when Robert retired in 1997.

She was a member of the Northfield United Methodist Church and a Methodist for 73 years doing service projects and church work which she loved.

Ayleen liked to travel with Robert in the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe, sharing many great memories.

Ayleen is survived by her husband, Robert, of 65 years, sister Kay (Tom) Connolly of Oregon; two daughters, Kelly (David)Vikla of Lonsdale, Lisa (Brad) Johnson of Mankato; two sons, Randy of Northfield and Cameron of Northfield; and nine grandchildren, Lynn (Joel) Herrick, Denver, CO, Deanna (Jacob) Anderson, Pennsylvania, PA, Paul Moore and Adam Moore, both of Morehead, Heather Vikla, Emily Vikla, and Megan Vikla, all of Lonsdale, and Morgan Johnson and Amber Johnson of Mankato; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, and her sister, Mavis McDonald of British Columbia, Canada.

Ayleen was cremated with the intention of joining remains with Robert at some future date. A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Northfield United Methodist Church, followed by a luncheon. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 4-7 PM at Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Northfield Public Library or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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