In Memoriam: Alice Moore-Jones

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Alice Moore-Jones, vice president of the St. Louis Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), died Feb. 18.

Sister Moore-Jones, 70, was a founding member of the local CLUW chapter, which was formed in 1973, and she was president for 10 years. She was a proud member of UAW Local 136 and served as chair of its Women’s Committee for many years. Additionally, she was as a delegate and trustee for the Greater St. Louis Labor Council.

Mrs. Moore-Jones, of Florissant, led strike support efforts and worked tirelessly against “right to work” in 1978 and in the years thereafter. She also took part in many canvasses for the council and UAW political campaigns and led fundraising efforts for the United Way of Greater St. Louis at the Chrysler truck plant, where she worked, and at her church, St. Paul AME.

LEADER, MENTOR

“She was a leader and mentor to many union women and men members and to others in the community for 50 years,” said longtime friend Marcia Cline, who serves as CLUW’s treasurer. “Her passing was unexpected, and she will be missed by all.”

Most recently, Sister Moore-Jones worked as a sales associate for Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Florissant.

CLUW plans to dedicate its March 18 Women’s History Brunch in memory of Sister Moore-Jones. (See related story)

Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at St. James AME Church in St. Louis, followed by internment at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

 

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