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Obituary: Cecil Burdett Moore (Aug. 25, 1926 – Oct. 8, 2011)

Cecil Burdett Moore was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Vancouver, Wash., and passed Oct. 8, 2011, in Madras, Ore.

He spent most of his childhood growing up in Southern Idaho and the Lebanon, Ore., area. He served our country in the Navy during WWII in the Pacific theater and settled in the Coos Bay/Coquille, Ore., area after discharge. It was here that he met an attractive young widow, Rosalie Walker, with a young daughter, Susan. He and Rosalie married in 1948, and in 1952 a son Gary was born to the union.

His working career was spent as a butcher and meat cutter for Safeway and McKay’s markets, and he owned his own shop for several years in Coquille. Eventually, his job took him to Crescent City in 1975, where he retired in 1989 from McKay’s Market.

He and Rosalie were residents of Crescent City at the time of his death. Cecil enjoyed the outdoors and spent a great deal of time fishing, hunting and camping in the Northwest. He also enjoyed golf, bowling, woodworking and helping with local organizations and charities.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, his daughter Susan Brabb (Gene) of Madras, Ore., and son Gary Moore (Jaye) of Sequim, Wash., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, a brother Vernon Moore of Lebanon, Ore., and a sister Clara Pasko of West Valley City, Utah.

Services are Nov. 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, Ore. Private graveside inurnment.

— Submitted by Family


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