Brenda Moote (McLaughlin) was born on September 11th, 1963, in Plainville, Kansas, to Gerald and Gean McLaughlin. She passed away peacefully on December 12th, 2020, comfortably in her own home with her family surrounding her.
Brenda lived a simple yet enjoyable life. She was born in Plainville, Kansas, and lived in Kansas for the first part of her life, enjoying time with friends, family, school, and work. She grew up in Stockton, Kansas, and graduated from Stockton High School in 1981. She loved playing pool and quarters with her friends and family in her free time. On October 17th, 1987, she married Kevin Moote at the United Methodist Church in Stockton, Kansas.
Brenda and Kevin moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, in the early ’90s to start their family. Brenda started working at Mac’s Frame Shop as a picture framer around 1992. She continued the business by becoming the owner of Mac’s Frame Shop in 2000. She was always hard-working, put her customers first, and went above and beyond to meet her customers' goals. She could tell you what every moulding, frame, or glass type was just by looking at the front of it. Her customers would ask for her specifically because her skills and taste of designs were extravagant.
In 1992 she had her son, Quentin Moote, then in 1996, she had her daughter, Chelsea Bush (Moote). Soon after her daughter was born, Brenda, Kevin, Quentin, and Chelsea moved permanently to Windsor, Colorado. Brenda helped with Girl Scouts and was always the favorite leader. She also enjoyed reading books and going to book clubs now and then. Brenda loved going camping when the time was allowed, along with day car ride trips to Estes or anywhere in the Mountains. She also used to take frequent trips to Stockton, Kansas, to see her family or visit them when they passed. When Brenda’s children grew up, she would love to spend quality time with them and her family in general. In 2019, Brenda became a grandmother to Adelynn Bush, which she loved dearly.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Gean McLaughlin, and her sister, Linda Smith.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin; son Quentin; daughter Chelsea; granddaughter Adelynn; and nephews Michael and Brian Smith.
Brenda was an exceedingly kind, loving, and forgiving woman who would do anything for her family and friends. Her primary goal in life was to make everyone happy and laugh. She would always forgive someone fast because she said, “Life is too short.” She nevertheless left a great impression on everyone she met with her easy, funny, and friendly personality. Even when she was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in early 2020, she never let fears get to her. She continued to have a positive outlook on life through chemo, surgery, and after surgery when complications happened. Brenda continued to pray every day and always looked at what she has done instead of what she cannot anymore.
There will be two services at this time—one at 12:00p.m. Thursday December 17, 2020 Timberline Church in Colorado and another at 11:00a.m. Saturday at Plummer-Overlease Funeral Homes in Stockton, Kansas.
“We will always remember you, mom; you were our best friend and more than anyone could ever ask for.”
Online condolences may be made at www.marksfuneralservice.com.
The family of Moote wishes to extend our sincere thanks to ( Dr.’s, nurses, hospice organizations, special persons, Marks Funeral Service, churches)