|Emily Louise Moore Propert
Published in East Bay Times on June 23, 2017
Louise Moore Propert Sept. 1, 1927 - May 31, 2017
Louise Moore Propert died peacefully on May 31, 2017 at
her home at Piedmont Gardens in Oakland, California.
Born Emily Louise Moore on September 1, 1927, Lou was
the third daughter born to Charles Everett and Delia
Kaldenbach Moore. She grew up in the Georgetown district
of Washington DC, living through the Great Depression and
the Second World War on her way to becoming an adult.
She graduated from Western High School (1945) (now
Duke Ellington High School of the Arts) and worked for 10
years as executive assistant to the top executives of Weaver
Brothers Insurance Company. She left her work in 1954, as
was the custom at that time, after achieving her life goal of
becoming a mother.
At Calvary Baptist Church in Washington DC, Lou met and married Kerper George
Propert in 1952. They moved to California in 1954, and lived there for 50 years – mostly in
the coastal community of Pacifica – before Kerp died in 2002. In those years, Lou raised
three daughters, was active at Temple Baptist Church in San Francisco, volunteered for
nearly 30 years at Seton Hospital in Daly City, and bowled in a lane along side her
husband and sang, both in church choir and with the Treble Tones ladies musical
ensemble. She moved to Piedmont Gardens in Oakland in 2009, where she made many
friends who shared her last years with her.
During her rich and full life, Lou enjoyed many activities including travel with her husband
and her daughters, visiting her grandchildren, sewing, knitting, all kinds of needlework,
singing, baking, balancing her checkbook to the penny, reading, eating dark chocolate,
and being an accepting and loving friend to many.
Lou is survived by her daughters, Linda Propert Sanford (Clark), Jan Propert, and Peggy
DeWett (Mark), her grandchildren Jesse (Emily), Emily and Zoya, and many nieces and
A service will be held in her memory on June 24 at 2 PM at the Julia Morgan Chapel,
Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.
If you are moved to make a memorial donation in Lou's honor, she would be pleased if
you donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN
38105, or to any worthy charity that speaks to you.