Richard Lee Moore|
Richard, beloved husband and father, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on December 4th.
Richard was born August 28, 1935, to Glenn and Dorothy (Perdue) Moore near Cambridge, Nebraska. Richard, along with his younger brother Larry, spent his early years in Nebraska, Arkansas and Mississippi as his father worked to establish the construction company where Richard would first learn the value of hard work. The family was later blessed with sister Glenda and established roots in Cambridge, Nebraska.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Nebraska in 1962. Later that summer, on August 26th, he married the love of his life, Bernice Steinmeyer, whom he met at a church retreat. The couple moved from Nebraska to their first home in Clayton, Missouri where he accepted a job with the St. Louis County Planning Commission. In the summer of 1964, they moved to Seattle so he could attend the University of Washington where he earned his Master's degree in Urban Planning in 1966. He then accepted a job with the Federal Housing Administration and dedicated 30 years to serving the Federal Government, receiving numerous awards for his leadership and achievements.
Richard had a passion for reading, gardening, fishing, sports, water colors and eastern arts. His early years were filled with music: jamming on his trombone or hitting the dance floor swinging to his favorite big band music. He loved the outdoors, spending numerous summers exploring national parks, relaxing with his fishing rod in the water, or nurturing his garden flowers. His greatest joy however was having fun with family and many close friends.
He joined the University Temple United Methodist Church after moving to Seattle where he was active on several committees and became a respected leader of the church.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Dorothy Moore. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Moore; their three children, Lesa, Steve and Sandra; three grandchildren,: Elizabeth, Benjamin and Sydney; and his brother Larry, and sister Glenda.
A Memorial Service will be held December 15th at 2:00 pm at the University Temple United Methodist Church in Seattle where donations can be made in his honor.
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2013