Mrs. Opal Mae Moore, 36, a resident of Modesto for three years and of California for seven years, died in a hospital here yesterday afternoon after an extended illness. She was a native of Missouri.
Besides her husband, Harry Moore of Modesto, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Caruthers of Missouri, and two sisters, Edith Lucas of Modesto and Myrtle Dulin of Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Shannon Chapel with Rev. H. T. Langley officiating. Internment will be in the Citizens Cemetery.
"The Modesto Bee", June 14, 1941, p. 12
I was skimming through search results on ancestry.com for more references to Earl L. Lucas and didn't think anything relevant would appear in the 30s and 40s when I found the preceding obituary. Good thing I wasn't skimming too fast or I would have missed it.
This is a very informative obituary for me. First, it mentions Opal and that she came to California and was married. It provides her married name and that of her sisters. I did not know that Opal married Harry Moore and came to California, nor that Myrtle married a Dulin and stayed in Missouri. As Ruby is not mentioned, it appears she may have already passed away. This obituary has generated many new leads to check out in learning about this branch of the Carothers family!
The Califonia Death records has the following information for Opal:
|Last Name||First Name||Middle||Birth Date||Mother Maiden||Father Last||Sex|
|Birth Place||Death Place||Residence||Death Date||SSN||Age|
Information on Opal's grave from The Tombstone Transcription Project:
Moore Opal M. 1905 Jun 13,1941 Sec C TR 15 GR 19 b.MO d.Modesto 36 y 3 m 16 d
I added a findagrave.com entry for Opal at this link.