Richard Carleton Moore, 85, of Safford, Ariz., died Nov. 10, 2004.
Richard Carleton Moore was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Clyde and Lela Moore. The family moved to Iowa in 1928 where Clyde operated a grain elevator and farmed. Richard attended Owego elementary school and graduated from Hornick High in 1937. He worked in Ferguson's Cash Grocery until 1941. Richard married Dorothy Jean Barcal on Oct. 1, 1941, and moved to California to work for Lockheed Aircraft as a frame builder and skin fitter.
In 1943, they moved back to Iowa where he worked for his father-in-law, Pete Barcal, as a meat salesman for a packing house and operated a farm. They left the farm in 1962 for a job with American Equipment as a jig builder and R&D. In 1972, they moved to California again where he worked as a meat cutter and assistant manager of Jack's Valley Store and ACE Hardware. He retired from there in 1984 and moved to Safford Ariz., where he worked for Safford Builders and ACE Hardware. He retired from there in 1991 and began designing and building accessories for the Honda Helix motor scooter he was riding.
He was a charter member of Scoot-Tours, a national touring scooter riders association. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and was active in the First United Methodist Church in Safford, Ariz.
Richard had a great love of nature and the outdoors which was passed on to all of his children.
Survivors are a sister, Marjorie Colton of Topeka Kan.; his son, Peter and Linda Moore of Safford, Ariz., and four daughters, Judy and Garry Lines of Sergeant Bluff, Randi and Jim Mackey of Le Mars, Amanda and Tom Schmitt of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Wanda Berens of Sioux City; nine grandchildren, Tom, Kathy, Ann, Richard, Sara, Mike, Peter II, Denise, and Joshua and 11 great-grandchildren, Riley, Brittani, Preston, Torey, Logan, Mykayla, Kelsie, Everett James, Cory, Jordan, and Haley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Lela, a sister, Kathleen (1942), wife Dorothy (1991), and brothers Albert, Duane, and Clyde, and one great grandchild, Dallas.
Graveside services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City for family and friends. A light lunch was served at the Community United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff following the services.
The family suggests donations in memory of Richard be made to the Mount Graham Hospice and the American Cancer Society.