June 5, 1939—Sept. 7, 2019
George Earl Moore, 80, passed away Sept. 7, 2019, at the Longview Hospice Center. He was born June 5, 1939, to Jack and Georgia Moore in Bellingham, WA. He attended Bellingham schools, graduating from Meridian High in 1957. A speed skater in his youth, he and Bill Thompson set the world record for the 26-mile sprint. He was a member of the United States Army from 1956 to 1965. He attended both Skagit and Everett Community Colleges before graduating in 1968 from the University of Washington. A lifetime Tyee member, he held U/W football season tickets for over 30 years. Lots of great memories at Husky Stadium.
He moved to Longview, where he accepted a position with the Cowlitz County Assessor’s office as a forester. In 1973, he was hired by International Paper from which he retired from in 1999 as the West Coast manager for property and taxes. George served this community with multiple organizations to include The Elks for 60 years and the Pioneer Lions for 50 years. He was the President and Zone Chairman of the Pioneer Lions and receipt of the progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. He was the president of the Lion’s sight and hearing international foundation. He was also a board member of the Cowlitz County Rodeo, Cowlitz County fair board and Columbia Theater to name a few. He travelled to other locations around the world to help those in need. His service to this Community, State and Nation was a lifetime passion that made us all better humans.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years Bernice Mary Moore, his daughter Cynthia Lee Wilson and his parents. Surviving family includes Ardell, Shirley and Jason Moore, Shelli Maker, Ray, Susan and Scott Moore, Tiauna, Kyle, Jordan and Kiarra Voigt, Larry, Robin, and Nini Moore, Dorinda and Jerry Nye, Lori Horton, Valery Woodward, Tessa Smith, Charlie Nye. Betty Johnson, Linda Ciotti, Tony Ciotti, Renae and Michael McCloud, Randy and Lisa Johnson, Rod and Jodi Johnson, Greg and Kathy Steward, Sharon and Ken Klump, Phil and Carol Glover, Gail Lough, Mike Glover, Paul and Kathie Dalton. Best friend Carman Bradford, and her family Brian, Amanda, Anna, Baden, James, Amanda, Zachary, Owen, Tim, Daphnie, Reily, Jonathen, April, Dereck, Jenifer, Mallory and Keith.
A memorial service is planned for September 27 at 1 p.m. at the Kelso Elks.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Green Hills in Kelso, WA. Please make any contribution to the Hospice Center in Longview.