Regina E. Moore, a woman who spent her entire life sternly mothering all those around her, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her daughters June 29, 2020, due to injuries sustained from a tragic house fire.
Regina was born in Weinheim, Germany, to Elfriede C. Essler and Ludwig A. Busch on June 20, 1957. At a young age Regina migrated to America with the love of her life Joe Jesse Moore. Regina and Joe met through her brother Rainer Busch and enjoyed dancing at Discotheques and spending time with Sandee and John. They moved to America in 1977 when Joe was assigned to Tooele Army Depot after his eight-year tour in Germany. Joe retired in 1978 and they started their business adventures together by owning several auto repair shops, a Texaco gas station, and then opening Moores Auto Shop in 1984 in Lake Point.
So much can be said about Regina’s feisty and eccentric personality. You never had to question where you stood with her and even though she could be abrasive sometimes, genuine unconditional love was always at the root of it. She was generous with her time and money and never passed up an opportunity to help others without even being asked. Regina unofficially fostered many children throughout her life, Mom or Grandma was a term used instead of her name by too many to count. She always made people feel welcome in her home no matter the circumstances and everyone could get a warm meal, a big hug and a lecture anytime they were in need of one.
There are too many facets of Regina’s character to give justice to the exceptional woman that she was. She loved all things shiny, mirrored, sparkly and colorful. Anyone who knew her knows that Elvis Presley had to be one of the first people to greet her on the other side. Few things made her happier than playing Elvis music on an endless loop. She loved animals and had what can only be described as a small zoo at her home, her open-door policy extended past people and included animals of all kinds. Regina was quite easily the most stubborn person in your life, but somehow she managed to perfectly balance her headstrong ways with a fierce, deep love that was felt at the core and could never be questioned. Her most amazing character trait was her perseverance. She overcame any challenge placed before her. She learned to speak English, run a business on her own, and most importantly she was an incredible mother without the guidance of her own mother. Regina was trustworthy, honest, dependable, resourceful, vigilant, resilient, and possessed the strength of her ancestors within. We can all stand to learn from her example of how to love without judgement and have joy in the face of adversity and fight to the end.
Regina is survived by her daughters Winnie, Sandee, and Ellen (Rich); brothers Rainer Busch, Michael Essler; and her grandchildren Latorya, Brandon, Brian, Brianna (Josh), Whitney, Tre, Brylee, Reina, Quinten, Marley, De’Andre, Izzy, Atlas; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe, her son John, and her parents.
Regina’s viewing will be Sunday, July 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah. Due to COVID restrictions the amount of people allowed in the funeral home will be limited, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone wanting to come. Please be prepared to wait outside briefly. There will be an additional viewing prior to the funeral service from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., on Monday, July 6 at Tate Mortuary. The funeral will be at noon for immediate family and close friends. Please text to 385-455-0428 if you would like to attend. Follow the link below to attend the live stream of the funeral for those not able to attend in person: my.gather.app/remember/regina-moore
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., at the Tooele City Cemetery for all those who would like to attend. COVID restrictions must be followed.