|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 2010|
Howard C. Moore, of Bend, passed peacefully from this life to more life, November 29, 2010.
Howard was born March 10, 1918 in Durant, OK, to Ed and Ellie (Crowder) Moore. Growing up on an Oklahoma farm during the Great Depression shaped his character and values of hard work, independence, family loyalty, and frugality. At age 17, Howard served in the Civilian Conservation Corp. for 18 months, enabling him to contribute badly needed cash to his family.
On May 30, 1939, he married Wilma Gentry in Garvin, Oklahoma. Howard and Wilma enjoyed 60 years together as loving partners and friends through good times and trying times. Wilma died in 1999 and Howard continued to live in his own home, independently, until his death. Howard and Wilma moved from Oklahoma to Madras in 1955, where Howard worked in the lumber industry until his retirement in 1981. They enjoyed RVing, fishing and good times with family and friends. One of his great joys was raising beef cattle and a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables on their acreage near Madras. They moved to Bend in 1996.
Howard is survived by two children, Bill (and Milles) Moore, and Bobbie (and Del) Moore of Bend; four grandchildren, Carl Moore of Redmond, Andrea Kavanagh and Jackie Westover of Bend, and Debbie Foster of Nampa, Idaho; three great-grand-children, Taylor Westover, Zachary and Hailey Kavanagh of Bend, also survive along with several nieces and nephews, and special friend, Jeannette Ingram of Bend. He was predeceased by his parents, wife, two brothers and three sisters.
A viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 2, at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home.
A celebration of Howard's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 3, at Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home. Interment will be private at Pilot Butte Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation in Howard's memory be made to the Bend Senior Center Foundation, 1600 SE Reed Market Road, Bend, OR 97702, where he enjoyed lunch and socialization virtually daily the past 11 years.
Thomas Edward Moore (1892 - 1967)
Ella Mae Crowson Moore (1891 - 1982)
Wilma B Moore (1921 - 1999)*
Carrie Evelyn Moore Tyler (1916 - 1983)*
Howard C Moore (1918 - 2010)
Mavorine Hazel Moore Tyler (1920 - 2010)*
Horace E Moore (1923 - 2007)*
Pilot Butte Cemetery
Created by: Charleene
Record added: Dec 03, 2010
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