VIRGINIA MAE (ENYART) MOORE-MEARES
Virginia Mae (Enyart) Moore-Meares, 84, passed away peacefully May 1, 2013, in her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A visitation reception is planned for 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Lamb Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa, Kan. Graveside services are set to follow at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Prairie City Cemetery in Baldwin City, Kan.
Virginia was the last living sibling of 12 born to Ida May and Eben Best Enyart in Baldwin City, Kan. She was born June 3, 1928.
She received her diploma from the Douglas County Public School in 1943, confirming her ability to attend high school.
At 15, her family moved to Ottawa, Kan., where she graduated from Ottawa High School in 1947. At 19, Virginia moved to Kansas City, Kan., and began her modeling career.
She married fashion designer E.L. (Randy) Randazzo Jr. in 1953. They had three children together. Their marriage dissolved after 24 years.
Virginia went on to further her education, obtaining her real estate license and spending eight years in the banking industry.
In 1977, Virginia reunited with and married her longtime high school sweetheart, Walter L. Moore, and moved to Austin, Texas. In 1991, her high school sweetheart passed away.
She was fortunate enough to again find love in an old time friend in Lago Vista, Terry W. Meares. Virginia and Terry courted, spent time traveling, golfing and socializing with longtime friends in Lago Vista. In 2006, Virginia and Terry married only to find out nine months later that Terry had a terminal brain tumor, which took his life.
Virginia’s love of travel never ceased. Through the years, she made many trips to Colorado for extended stays with her daughter and granddaughter. Her last trip in 2007 took her more than 5,000 miles and into nine states — visiting friends and family.
She continued modeling until the age of 80. In 2009, she participated in a fashion show of Mexican costumes for the Lago Vista Lions Club.
In October 2011, Virginia made the decision to give up her Lago Vista home and relocate to Dallas, Texas, to be closer to her son, Mike, and his family.
In March 2013, she was on the road again and relocated to her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs, Colo., knowing she needed assistance with her living.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; all her siblings; and her three husbands.
Survivors include her three children, Mike Randazzo and wife, Lydia, Dallas, Texas, Philip Randazzo, Austin, Texas, and Victoria Randazzo, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and her three grandchildren, Tiffany Randazzo, Dallas, Texas; Trevor Randazzo, Dallas, Texas, and Brandi Jordan-Randazzo, Colorado Springs, Colo.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Pikes Peak Hospice or Penrose-St. Francis Hospital Foundation through Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 325 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com