Glen "Corkey" Moore

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Soldotna resident Mr. Glen "Corkey" Moore, 85, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Central Peninsula Hospital.

Celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Soldotna Elks Lodge #2706 – Soldotna. Jennifer and Ryan Howlett will officiate.

He loved fishing, hunting, Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks. He was a charter member of the Soldotna Elks Lodge #2706 and The Moose Lodge #1534 in Anchorage.

The family wrote, "Corkey Moore was a proud man. His family always came first, and his love was unconditional. He was generous to a fault. He considered himself a wealthy man because of the legacy he would leave behind in his family. He was a member of the Local 302 Operating Engineer for 56 years. He was a Dirt Stiff by trade and built roads in his sleep. He built roads all over Alaska and was on the first Cat train building the ice road to the North Slope. He built the Homer Spit twice, once before and after the 1964 earthquake. He was proud of his many accomplishments and always said he learned his trade from his father and attributed his work ethic to him.

He will be remembered for his generosity and sense of humor. He always had a joke or story to tell. Dad never met a stranger and always wanted to share a meal and entertain.

He came to Alaska in 1951 with the love of his life Mary Lou and baby daughter Mickey Rae. Traveling with his parents and siblings. It took 28 days to drive the Alcan Highway.

In his retired years he loved and cherished every minute with his girls, grand and great-grandchildren. He was always generous to express his love and affection. He would defend his family at all cost and proved that ... He loved fishing, the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks and traveling. No doubt he will continue those things, but he will now be with mom and all those loved ones that left before him. Until we meet again Dad, watch over us and make sure you continue to put your 2 cents in. Cheers! Marilyn, Mary Jane and Joyce."

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Bertha Moore; wife, Mary Lou; daughter, Mickey Barlow; granddaughter, Mandy Beever; brother, Harry Moore and son in-law, Al Barlow.

He is survived by his daughters, Marilyn (Dave) Kebschull, Mary Jane (Garth) Bilderback, Joyce (John) Mullican of Soldotna; sister, Pat (Elmer) Bird; brother, Mark (Loretta) Moore; grandchildren, Sherrie, Corkey, and Brian Barlow, Shanna McCartney, Dana Cannava, Shane Mullican, Kimberly Rankin, Linzy Williams, Jesse Kebschull, Kayla Lindley and Joey Fisher; 11 great grandchildren, special friend/nephew, Glen Bird.

In lieu of flowers, please register to be an organ donor or donate to one of the following organizations, – 3700 Woodland Drive #700 – Anchorage, Alaska 99517 or American Cancer Association – 3851 Piper Street U240 – Anchorage, Alaska 99508.

Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit or sign his online guestbook at
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Soldotna, AK 99669
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Published in The Peninsula Clarion on June 17, 2018
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