Loreta Irene Moore
May 2, 1916 – May 31, 2019
Beloved Mother, Sister and Grandmother
Loreta Irene Moore, age 103, passed away peacefully in Kirkland, Washington on May 31st at 1:31 AM after a very short illness.
She was born on May 2, 1916 in Boring, Oregon to Raymond Edwin and Nora Mae (Yerkes) Richey. The oldest of 4 daughters she attended Boring Grade School and graduated from Sandy Union High School in 1933.
She met her future husband while he was working in the shipyards in Portland. Floyd lived with his brother Horace in the Haley area. On October 9, 1943 at the 1st Baptist Church of Portland she married the love of her life; Floyd Sylvester Moore. A few years later they moved and lived in Bend, Oregon before moving to Seattle in 1952. Floyd preceded her in death on January 12, 1971. She lived in Shoreline, Washington for over 67 years in the home she and Floyd built.
She worked for many years as the secretary at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Richmond Beach and at Shoreline Community College. In later life she took on genealogy research for the family and spent thousands of hours plus wrote several books. She initiated family reunions for both the Richey Clan and Moore Family for decades and maintained records of all family history and original pictures and artifacts. She was proud of being an Oregon Trail family that homesteaded and farmed in Boring.
She is survived by her three sons; Larry Moore (Sue), Randy Moore, Raymond Moore, sister Ruth E Scott of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren; Katy Bernhoft (Shad), Kelly Moore, Kevin Moore, Jeffrey Moore, Ashley Moore and great-grandchild Vivienne Bernhoft.
- Funeral Service Sunday, June 9, 2019
- Committal Service Sunday, June 9, 2019