Ken Moore, age 93 of Mt.Vernon Oregon passed away, due to stroke, on Easter Sunday, April 21st at Blue Mountain Hospital. Ken was born in John Day April 7, 1926, to Tod and Julia (Lemons) Moore being their only child.
He attended Cummingsville School, a one-room building still standing about a mile west of his home between Mt.Vernon and Dayville. Out of school, he worked with his dad in local construction projects until he got on with the Forest Service in the late 1950s. Starting out part-time and then full time in fire control and then later as a shop mechanic retiring in 1990.
His first marriage to Dona Lee Janney produced two sons, Wesley and Fred. His second marriage was to Irene (Officer) Stockman in 1969 and was happily married 35 years until her death in 2004. After her death, he and Millie Belshaw became very close and were companions up until his death.
Ken is survived by his son and daughter in law Fred and Cherie Lyn Moore of Fox. Five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene and son Wes.
He was a wonderful father and grandfather, a loyal husband, an avid outdoorsman hunting and fishing in Grant County his entire life. He is known to many and liked by all. He will be dearly missed. He was a good man.
At his request, there will be no service.
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