On October 10, 2017 our beloved husband and father, Vern Moore, went to be with The Lord. Vern was born in 1929 to Clarence and Sarah Moore. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara, his daughters Cheri Moore and Michelle Stark and grandsons Scott Stark and Justin Stark. Vern’s passing is preceded by his mother and father, sister, Rebecca and brother, Paul.
Born on the kitchen table and raised in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, Vern was active at Glenns Ferry High School in basketball and glee club. Following high school Vern was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. Following that he returned to Glenns Ferry and courted Barbara, his future wife. Their extended honeymoon took place on a forest service lookout in Oregon where they were fire lookouts. Their second year they were stationed on Scott Mountain in Idaho.
Vern and Barbara moved to Logan, Utah where he attended and graduated Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. They moved to Torrance, California where Vern worked for Shell Oil. Following the birth of their daughter, Cheri, they returned to Idaho. Vern worked for Boise Cascade as a systems analyst for 23 years and then Albertsons for 11 years. Vern earned his master’s degree in business administration with honors from Boise State University in 1974.
Vern was a hunter, fisherman, and appreciated all that the great outdoors offered. Cheri and Michelle helped their dad hunt pheasant in the fields around Ustick Road with his German shorthair, Maggie. The girls have fond memories of fishing with their dad on the Yellowstone River with Michelle perched on his shoulders while Cheri held his hand as they waded across the river. This was a typical fishing trip with Dad.
Vern was a big BSU football and basketball fan who held season tickets for decades. A special memory was meeting Shaquille O’Neal when Albertsons hosted teams for the NCAA Regional Tournament.
His dream was building his cabin in McCall. He did almost all the work himself – from masonry to plumbing to framing and sheetrock.
He passed away peacefully with his wife and daughters at his bedside. A service will be held at the Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetery Friday, October 20 at 1:00. All are invited to a celebration of Vern’s life at his daughter’s home following the service.