Shelley Yvonne Nelson Moore: 1953-2019

May 10, 2019

Shelley Moore was born on September 12, 1953, in Bremerton, Washington, and passed away April 30, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

Shelley grew up in Bremerton with her mom, dad and three brothers. She left Bremerton after high school to pursue a bachelor of science degree at the University of Washington. Soon after graduating college, she moved to Spokane, Washington, where she began a successful career at the American Lung Association.

After moving from Spokane to Edmonds, Shelley chose to stay at home and spend time raising her two daughters. As her kids grew, Shelley turned her love of dance and fitness into a career teaching aerobics at Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds.

Even after retiring as a fitness instructor, Shelley continued to work out at Harbor Square, where she had made lifelong friends.

A lover of dance, Shelley and her daughters took dance classes for many years at Barclay Shelton Dance Centre in Edmonds. She again followed her passion and opened her own dance apparel boutique, which became a vital part of the Edmonds community for several years.

Eventually, she decided to go back to school and subsequently earned a master's degree in health education. Initially, Shelley worked at Swedish Medical Center and, later, became Associate Director of Education and a highly regarded employee at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Shelley is predeceased by her father, Eugene Nelson.

She leaves behind her mother, Georgia (Maneval) Nelson; her three brothers: Ron Nelson, Brad Nelson and Bryan Nelson; two daughters: Rachel Cochrane and Emily Moore; and two very special grandchildren, including Alexa Wheeler.

Additionally, Shelley was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her two newest grandchildren due later this year. She was also engaged to be married this summer and leaves behind her fiancé, John McCloskey. In addition to her family, Shelley will be dearly missed by her numerous friends and coworkers.

The service for Shelley will be held at Beck's Tribute Center in Edmonds on Wednesday May 15, 2019, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to breast cancer research in Shelley's name.

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