Ruth Moore (born c. 1933) was a writer Archie Comics in the 1950s, while her husband Tom Moore was the primary artist. According to Tom, “She wrote stories that showed the girls’ points of view,” and gave those stories verisimilitude.[2]Originally from El Paso, they moved to Long Island in 1953 when Tom got his first Archie job. They returned in 1960 and stopped working for Archie in 1961 after an editorial change.[3]

In 1966, she received her music degree from the University of Texas in El Paso, where she also received a masters in piano performance in 1991 and taught piano and harpsichord.[4]

Her mother passed away at the age of 105 in January 2013.[5] Her husband passed away in July 2015.[6]


  1. Pierce, Sandra and Ruth Vise, "Tom Moore And Archie Have Timeless Appeal", Borderlands 15 (Spring 1997): 15.
  2. Berg, Jeff. Tom Moore, El Paso Southwest Senior
  3. Walker, Dale L. "Life with Archie: A profile of Tom Moore," Nova Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, March 1989.
  4. p. 13
  5. "Ruth Kurz", El Paso Times - Published 15 Jan 2013. Accessed 19 Sept 2017.
  6. "Thomas Moore obituary", El Paso Times - Published 25 Jul 2015. Accessed 19 Sept 2017.
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