Lillian Norwood Moore
The Cashiers community lost a lifelong summer resident on Sept. 1, 2018, when Lillian Norwood Moore died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 92.
Lillian Moore’s maternal grandmother and her grandmother’s family began spending their summers in Cashiers in 1892 to escape the summer heat in Greenville, South Carolina. To reach Cashiers in the early 1890s, the family had to travel by horse and wagon for three days, camping along the way and sometimes hearing panthers scream in the night.
In 1897, the family bought a beautiful piece of property near Cashiers, high on a ridge southeast of Rock Mountain, with views of the mountains on every side. They named the property Monte Vista, and for generations it has been the site of summer gatherings of family and friends.
The property passed to Lillian Moore from her mother, Aimee Norwood.
She had the fondest memories of childhood summers spent at Monte Vista, with picnics, tall tales on the porch, pranks played on guests, and wonderful meals.
She enjoyed gardening, music, reading, horseback riding, evening walks and long hikes in the mountains.
Her hospitality, her generosity and her sense of humor were legendary. She bore the burdens of advancing age with dignity and cheerful acceptance.
She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by Frank Moore, her husband of 69 years; her son, Ken; her daughters, Amy and Mary; her son-in-law, Starcen; her daughter-in-law, Jean; her granddaughters, Emily and Carson; and her many friends.
The family celebrated her life on Sept. 9 at 2:30 pm in the Haden Hall chapel at the Deerfield Retirement Community in Asheville. The family will receive guests at a reception in Haden Hall after the service.