MOORE—Jack Orson Moore


MOORE—Jack Orson Moore, born Oct. 10, 1934 (Colfax, Wisc.), passing on July 29, 2020.

Due to the pandemic, a private ceremony will be held with his immediate family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to the New Life Lutheran Church, Florence, Ore.

Below is from Jack’s Memoir’s he wrote a few years ago:

“From as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a carpenter. Teaching was more secure, but I even thought about becoming a minister. But I felt I lacked the polish to preach to all ages, and that through my interest in sports I could help young people more. I loved teaching in the classroom (or shop) but thought many of my administrators and all of the legislators where nuts. 

The pay for teachers was ridiculous. I drew designs and plans for over 1,000 buildings (houses, remodels, additions and several small commercial buildings). Without the income from this, I would have had to quit teaching and probably would have been a contractor.

I am very proud of my family. My wife, who stuck with me through some tough times, I hope she’ll write her memoirs; I know she’ll do a better job than me.

Sean and Darrin both married well and have very fine children. Kevin is still single and lives in Oregon.  I, along with volunteers, helped him to build a house in Diamond Lake Junction where he owns a café...”

Jack was an Eagle Scout and Scout Master of Troop 25. He graduated from Chico State University and was a charter member of Phi Kappa Tau. 

He taught for over 31 years. Jack began his teaching career at Brett Harte Junior High in Oakland, Calif., then at Piedmont High School (teaching and coaching JV basketball, varsity baseball).

Later, he moved to Colfax, Calif., to teach at Colfax High School (coaching JV basketball and varsity baseball).

He taught architectural drafting and drawing at Sierra Junior College for 20 years before retiring in 1989.

Jack wanted everyone to know “He knew how to work.” He always loved to have a project. Some of those projects included an addition to the Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista, Calif., and several projects at New Life Lutheran Church in Florence, Ore.: The Memorial Garden plaque, Grapevine rendition behind the alter, Lectern, and he was working with the men’s club on an addition to the fellowship hall and the ABC Pre-school.

During all of this time, he was able to help with Habitat for Humanity. 

Jack was a dog lover too, having several dogs: Casey, Gomer, Rusty, Maxwell, Bruiser, Maggie and Tilly.

Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Colleen Ann Moore (Jack and Colleen resided in Florence, Ore., for the past 23 years); three sons: Sean Patrick Moore (wife Sharon), Darrin Timothy Moore (wife Kelley), and Keven Dow Moore; grandchildren: Blair Ann Hudson (husband Michael), Blaine Allan Moore (wife Erin), Ryan Patrick Moore (fiancée Lauren), and Jacklyn Tara Moore; great-grandchildren: Hayden and Harper Hudson, and Callie and Cooper Moore.

Burns’s Riverside Chapel was in charge of all arrangements.

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