It is with heavy, heavy hearts and intense disbelief that we her family must inform family and friends that Waltraut Fuhrmann Moore (aka Trudy) passed away on February 24, 2023. Her passing was sudden and completely unexpected. The world became a little darker that day because a bright light was taken abruptly from us. Although her light is no longer physically present with us, her radiance and warmth will forever be with us; and each of us who knew her as wife, mother, sister, grandmother or great grandmother – or by any other title – will, with great anticipation, look forward to the time in which we will again bask in her beautiful light and feel the warmth of her loving arms around us.
Trudy was born in Husum, Germany in 1935 to Carl Albert Fuhrmann and Paula Anna Frieda Riemann. Along with her parents and her sister Wilma, she grew up during the 2nd World War in the quaint town of Mildstedt, Germany. Then, completely on her own at age 17, she migrated to the United States and through a series of unusual events she found herself finally in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her parents and sister joined her in Utah shortly thereafter and together they lived in the 26th Ward of the Pioneer Stake in West Salt Lake, which just happened to be where she met and married the love of her life, Mason Friel Moore.
Eventually, they moved to Bountiful in 1964 and enjoyed living in the Val Verda Stake for the past 58 years. Trudy was a lifelong, faithful, and stalwart member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings like Stake Missionary, Young Women’s Leader, and Women’s Basketball Coach – just to name a few. One of her greatest loves was teaching. She taught Young Adult and Adult Sunday School classes for over thirty years, which was an immense joy for her. And, although, she felt musically inadequate, she directed the congregational music and the ward choir for many years – which at times consisted of seventy singers. To engage the congregation in singing with more gusto, she would say during the church service: “Brothers and Sisters, you are singing praises to the Lord, and He can’t hear you!”
Trudy worked off and on for over thirty years in the accounting and registrar’s offices at the University of Utah. Later in life, both she and Mason served a two-year mission in the Hamburg, Germany mission. It was a great joy for her to serve in the area of her birth and in the Heide Branch. She had a fervent love for learning; and she loved studying the scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her faithfulness and testimony helped so many young people and others along their paths in life. Trudy absolutely loved playing games and having fun with family. Trying to win a game of Scrabble against her was nearly impossible!
Trudy is survived by her husband Mason, her sister Wilma, six children: Kerry (Stacey), Colleen (Corey), Gwen (Mark), Bryce (Laurie), Brenda, and Ryan, as well as fourteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. An additional viewing will take place on Friday morning at the Val Verda 2nd Ward building, 3317 South 800 West, Bountiful, Utah from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., with the funeral services to follow immediately at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.