1932 – 2015

FARMINGTON — Roxie Louise Moody Black, 82, of Farmington, died Saturday morning, March 28, at her home with her children by her side.

She was born Oct. 24, 1932, in Anson, a daughter of Floyd and Viola Effie Beane Moody. Her mother’s second husband, Ralph Thurlow, was a major influence in her life. She received her education in North New Portland schools and graduated from Farmington High School.

She was employed at Farmington Shoe and later at G.H. Bass & Co. before she went to further her education as a master lab tech at KMVTI in the late 1960s. She was a supervisor in the lab at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington from 1970 to 1986.

On Nov. 1, 1952, she married Charles Edward Black in Farmington. He died Nov. 10, 1998.

Roxie was known for her love of animals, especially her Yorkie dogs, her poetry and short stories, oil and pastel paintings and flower gardening and arranging. She was devoted to her family, having taken care of her mother at home following a stroke for 13 years, as well as providing hospice care for her husband and caring for several aunts and uncles over the years.

She is survived by her children, Kevin W. Black and his partner, Karen Shovelton, of Wilton, Pamela D. Rackliffe and her partner, Geoffrey Crockett, of Farmington, Vicki L. Haggan and her partner, Michael Haggan, of Farmington, Gary W. Black and his partner, Pamela Heath, of Dixfield, and Kyle B. Black and his partner, Lisa Olson, of North Adams, Mass.; 14 grandchildren, Jeremy, Kim, Travis, Toby, Jonathan, Shane, Matthew, Joshua, Jen, Matt, Adam, Ashley, Aubrey and Missy; 23 great-grandchildren; and her beloved Yorkies, Oscar and McDuff.

She was predeceased by her parents; stepfather; sister, Feralyn Smith; and her husband.

Condolences and tributes may be shared with her family at www.wilesrc.com.

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