DARRELL N. MOORE
December 21, 1939 ˜ December 19, 2020
Darrell passed away in Yuma, AZ, just shy of his 81st birthday due to post-hip replacement surgery complications.
Darrell was born in Tonasket, WA, and spent his childhood in Kettle Falls, WA. He enjoyed growing up on a ranch where he spent a lot of time outdoors collecting apples from the family orchard and cared for their cows and chickens among other critters. Graduating from Kettle Falls High School in 1958, Darrell continued to engage with his classmates after graduation and enjoyed playing a role in coordinating their class reunions over the years. Go Bulldogs!
With an interest in ROTC, Darrell joined the Army National Guard after graduating high school and was later activated for service in October 1962 in reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Thereafter, he began working with the Bureau of Reclamation and then married Janet (Battien) in 1962. Later in 1968, they bought their home in Olympia, WA, where they raised their two children. After 29 years of marriage, Darrell and Janet chose to part ways.
Darrell spent 30 years with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) providing oversight to power line construction across Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He spent the latter years of his career working from their Vancouver, WA, office.
During his time in Vancouver, he met Joan Hardman and enjoyed spending time together on a bowling league. They were married in 2000 and subsequently spent several years as snowbirds traveling to their winter home in Yuma upon their retirement.
They enjoyed entertaining friends, golfing and playing darts and spent summers at their home in Vancouver and spent time volunteering at the local food bank. Joan passed away in May 2013.
A few fun facts about Darrell ... if there was silly joke to tell, then Darrell was your guy! He enjoyed dancing, fishing, playing cards and jigsaw puzzles over the years.
Darrell also became a connoisseur of bingo whether it was a standard game, four corners or blackout, he was an eager competitor at his assisted living community in Yuma with a penchant for winning. In fact, if you were to call him around 2 p.m. on a Sunday or Thursday, he would cut the conversation short so that he could get over to the bingo game on time. His neighbors will certainly miss his enthusiasm at the bingo table!
Darrell leaves behind his son, Doug (Jennifer) and grandchildren, Thomas and Taylor Moore of Lenoir City, TN; and daughter, Susan (Broomfield, CO). Additionally, his brother Dwayne (Greenville, SC) and sister, Glenda Owens (Springville, UT) along with two nephews and three nieces.
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Helen Moore, and brother, Donald.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a celebration of Darrell’s life will be held next summer with his ultimate resting place at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR, where his ashes will be interred. Inquiries regarding the timing for Darrell’s memorial can be emailed to email@example.com. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations or volunteering at your local food bank would be appreciated.
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