Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO


Donald "Dooley" Moore

February 16, 1932June 10, 2019

Donald L. Moore “Dooley”, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away June 10, 2019. He was born in Blythedale, MO. on February 16, 1932. Donald graduated from Blythedale High in 1950 from a class of 7 friends. He received his Doctorate Degree from Greeley, CO. He also served in the United States Army.

Donald had a career in teaching for School District 11 for 60 years. Starting at Palmer High School, opening Mitchell and Coronado. Coronado was his home away from home. He was a member of way too many organizations to list, and had a passion for teaching and his students.

He is survived by his brother Frank B. Moore (Brucellia Bennett) of Colorado Springs and his sister Donella (Robert) Jobst of Pickering, MO., as well as many nieces and nephews who he dearly loved. He was preceded in passing by his parents, 5 brothers, and 6 sisters.

His death was sudden and unforeseen. He will always be remembered for his love and thoughtfulness.

A visitation will be held Monday June 17 at 11am with funeral services to follow at 1pm at Swan Law Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s name to One Nation (3150 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907) or Care and Share (2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80915).


  • Dan Bennett
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Rory Carr
  • Cameron Carr
  • Shane Coleman
  • Randy Cuff

  • One Nation
  • Care and Share


17 June


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

17 June

Funeral Service

1:00 pm

Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

17 June

Committal Service

2:00 pm

Evergreen Cemetery

1005 Hancock Expy
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Donald "Dooley" Moore

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Sheryl Piening Keller

June 15, 2019

I always looked forward to seeing Don at the National Business Education Association conference and especially, the Mountain-Plains Business Education Conference. We always do this ritual at some point where we honor our members. We ask all members to stand and count up the years beginning with 5 and going on up. Don was well over 50 years and always the last one standing! I cherished conversations with him and his occasional e-mails. I especially cherished The Train, which he sent me several years ago. Look it up! It is very fitting for Don. I extend my sympathies to Don’s family and to his business teacher traveling buddy, Cathy Tkacik. Don was known and treasured by many business teachers across the United States, including many of us here in Nebraska. Our local district has the following motto: Everyone has a story; make yours worth telling! Don’s story is worthy of being published! He will be greatly missed!

Patti Rish Ord

June 15, 2019

I had the honor of knowing and working with Don through our Business Education professional organizations. He was kind, funny, smart and someone you could count on and enjoy the company of. My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be missed.

Brian Abeyta

June 13, 2019

I’m very saddened to learn of Dr. Moore’s sudden passing. He was never a teacher of mine at Coronado, yet remains the one teacher from high school who had the greatest impact on me. From always being at my sporting events to staying in touch throughout college and then throughout the 34 years since he has been a constant friend. I last saw him a year ago at my own father’s funeral services and he seemed as cheerful as ever. I am grateful to have been a part of his life! Rest In Peace, Donald!! Life well lived!

Sue Guthmiller

June 13, 2019

Dr. Moore you will be greatly missed by your family and friends! I’m so grateful we had our time together this past year during our lunch time together. Your work ethic surpasses all and you were truly there for all students! Until we meet again, God Bless and condolences to your family and friends. ❤️🙏

Sherrell Wheeler

June 13, 2019

Don was one of the kindest men I have every met. From the first time I met him at a business conference, he was a friend. He was actually scheduled to speak at our conference next week. He was a true business educator and advocate until the day he passed. He will be greatly missed as a business colleague and as a friend. He has touched the lives of so many!

Glen March

June 12, 2019

Worked with Don through our professional organization, he was one of the most professional educators I ever worked. He was a mentor to so many and touched students’ lives in the most positive way. I was privileged to have called him a friend! Thanks for the wonderful memories. God bless his entire family.