Vivian "Mazzie" Fails Moore, 95, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 30, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Vivian, a lifetime resident of Walker County was born on March 20, 1924 to William Joseph Fails and Pollie Elizabeth McCullouch. She is survived by her devoted son Larry Joe Moore, grandson Marty Moore and Carolyn Jean Turner. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Buster, the love of her life. During their 52 years of marriage until Buster's death, they spent countless hours by each other's side. Whether it was deer or quail hunting in South Texas, bobcat hunting in Florida and the Big Thicket or transporting pure bred Arabian Horses for Gleannloch Farms across the U.S., they were inseparable. Not only did she enjoy spending time with her family, she thoroughly enjoyed time spent with her friends, playing cards, dominos, visiting, and traveling. On one occasion she and a group of ladies traveled to the Rocky Mountains visiting Glacier National Park. She was chosen as the designated driver as she was the only one who would dare maneuver the rugged mountain roads. Fearfully, one of the ladies even questioned having to use the same road to go back down the mountain from the summit. As an accomplished huntress, Vivian held many distinguished records including her Gold Medal Rocky Mountain Elk taken with primitive arms and won numerous hunting awards while participating in deer contests such as Los Cazadores and Muy Grande. Family was everything to her! Even the hunting clients became her close and extended family and requested "Mazzie" as their hunting guide upon their return trips. She could spot game better than most men and out-walk most hunters. In her mid-80's she even traveled by mule on a mountain lion hunt into the Blue River wilderness of the White Mountains of Arizona. Vivian was a trailblazer; to say she had grit...is an understatement! Most of all she cherished the precious time with Larry Joe and Marty, whether it be traveling, hunting, or taking Marty and his friends to the zoo or to the rivers of the Hill Country. Her enduring love for Larry Joe and Marty was demonstrated throughout the years by her complete and unselfish dedication, joining them wherever they went. She will be truly missed but the memories will live on! At the age of 10 she was baptized and remained a faithful member for a record 85 years at Cook Springs Baptist Church. At her request, Vivian who loved her church and church family asked that Memorial contributions be made to Cook Springs Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held at Cook Springs Baptist Church on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 1:00 pm, service at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow at Petree Cemetery.
Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com
Published on January 2, 2020