KING COUNTY, Texas — On Thursday, March 15, 2012, Rebecca Moorhouse passed away with her family by her side at the Moorhouse Ranch located in King County, Texas, her home of 22 years, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.
Born April 29, 1954, in Seymour, Texas, to parents Ann and Manford Elliott, she began her life in the ranching community. Ranching was the only life she knew until she began her nursing career. On several occasions, she volunteered her services on trips to Mexico giving medical attention to needy children.
In 1989, Becky returned to the ranching way of life when she married Tom Moorhouse. At this juncture in her life, Becky went everywhere Tom went. She rode a horse with poise and grace, appreciating how people in the ranching community depend on each other. She embraced the opportunities this lifestyle had to offer. Tom and Becky raised five children and instilled in them the same values they had learned in the ranching community.
In addition to being a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker, Becky loved Mother Nature’s splendor. She turned the historic Moorhouse Ranch headquarters into an oasis of beauty honoring its heritage, while maintaining an environment where cowboys, family, and visitors felt at home.
In 2009, Tom, Becky, and their son Gage, moved to nearby Tongue River Ranch where Tom took the position as general manager.Becky is preceded in death by her father, Manford Elliott. Becky is survived by her husband, Tom Moorhouse; her mother, Ann Elliott; three brothers, Bob Elliott and wife Rhonda, Bill Elliott and wife Patricia, and Gilbert (Cotton) Elliott and wife Ginger; a sister, Cindy Layton and her husband Rayburn; three sons, Brad Walker and wife Bridget, Seth Walker and wife Jessica, and Gage Moorhouse; step-son, Jed Moorhouse and wife Michelle; and a step-daughter, Jody Lindeman and husband Douglas. Becky was loved by seven grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Becky truly never met a stranger and was kind and endearing to all that had the fortune to meet her.
Services will be at Benjamin Community Center in Benjamin, Texas on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Moorhouse Ranch. Arrangements were made under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes of Knox City, Texas.
If desired, donations may be made to North Texas Rehab, 1005 Midwestern Parkway, Wichita Falls, Texas, 76302.