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November 5, 1938- September 9, 2011

Our father and brother passed away at St. Joseph's hospital in Lewiston, Idaho, after a short illness. He was born in Ronan, Montana, to parents Fredrick William Moore and Nellie Rose Moore.

The oldest of five boys, Billy came to the Tri-Cities in 1942 with his parents and two younger brothers. Two more brothers were later born in Pasco. Billy went to school in Burbank and Pasco. He quit school his senior year and joined the Army, serving honorably in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he met and married his first wife Ingrid. Billy returned to Pasco, where he worked for Burlington Northern Railroad as a laborer and iron worker. They had three children Bill, Pam, and Debbie. He later married his second wife Beth. They added to the family a stepson Steve and daughters Lisa and Laura. Billy worked all over the Northwest. He was a laborer and an iron worker. He also was a railroad company construction superintendent in Montana and Colorado and later owned and operated his own business Moore Rail until he retired. He moved to Lewiston, Idaho, with wife Millie and stepdaughter Jess.

Billy was an avid hunter and loved to fish for salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest, especially the upper Snake from Lewiston to Heller Bar, the mouth of the Clearwater where there was sufficient water for his boat and Alaska.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Nellie, wife Millie and daughter Laura. He is survived by his brothers Vern (Joan), Darrell (Sheila), Dal and Rolly. He is also survived by his children Bill, Pam, Debbie, Lisa, Steve and Jess, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Aunt Barb from Great Falls, Montana, cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Published in Tri-City Herald on Sept. 25, 2022
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