October 1, 1932 – September 24, 2015
“Loved and missed by many.”
One of 13 children, born to John and Lillian Bell of Manchester, England, Ivy married U. S. Airman Richard E. Moore in 1953, and immigrated to America aboard the H. M. S. Queen Elizabeth, and became a U. S. citizen in 1957. After living in France, Germany, Kansas, Texas, New York and Arizona, she came to Las Vegas, NV in 1960. Ivy married again in 1969, this time to Joe Urtado, the true love of her life.
Ivy worked in retail jewelry at the Vegas casinos for many years, meeting the ‘rat pack’ Jerry Lewis, among others. In 2003 she moved to Birch Bay, and then to Blaine a year later. A member of the Senior Center, she loved family, friends, Pekingnese Meko, bingo, yard sales, and a good cup of tea.
Ivy is survived by sisters Hilda LaCroix of B.C., and Alma Kingman of Okanagan, WA, son Richard A. Moore (Angela), Las Vegas, NV, daughter Teresa M. Moore of Birch Bay, grandson Sean Moore and wife, Marissa, of Las Vegas, NV, and numerous nieces and nephews in B.C. and Great Britain.
There will not be a formal service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Stafholt Good Samaritan in Blaine, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation.