Frances Moore

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Frances Wills Moore (born August 16, 1921; died September 19, 2015) was a life-long employee of Bromberg's.

Moore was the daughter of Aaron Wills, who worked as a janitor and delivery man at Bromberg's. She began working at the store on November 21, 1939, stocking silverware and polishing jewelry for the holiday season. She stayed on and worked her way up through giftwrap manager to inventory manager during her 76-plus years with the company.

Moore was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of West Princeton on Lomb Avenue and served as a Sunday School teacher and organizer of a building fund.

Moore was widowed twice. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting.

Moore died in 2015 and is buried at Valhalla Cemetery.


  • Osbourne, Lindsey Lowe (February 1, 2015) "All In A Day's Work" B-Metro
  • Glionna, John M. (April 4, 2015) "Bromberg's employee has seen Alabama jewelry store, owners through 75 years." Los Angeles Times
  • Garrison, Greg (September 22, 2015) "Woman who worked 75-plus years at Bromberg jewelry store dies." The Birmingham News