Mar 4, 2014 - StaffRobert "Bob" Moore, of Shoshoni, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Shoshoni Senior Citizen Center. A viewing will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery with full military committal honors.
Robert Lee Moore was born May 30, 1926, in Whitman, the son of Ralph Arthur and Blanche Kathryn (Burke) Moore. As a young child he lived in many different areas in Wyoming and attended many schools, including Van Tassell, Whitman, Indian Creek, Rawhide Butte, West Lance Creek, Manville Public School and Lusk Public Schools. Eventually he graduated from Riverton High School and attended Casper College.
He served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II.
On July 9, 1947, he married Ellen Clauniece Eggers in Riverton. Together they raised four sons, Robert, Kenneth, Norman and Vernon.
He worked as a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, housing contractor, maintenance facilities director for Mills, deputy marshal/sheriff of Mills, constructed hunting lodge/ranch hand/hunting guide in Meeteetse, manager of the Wardwell Water and Sewer District, water and sewer construction inspector, and owner/operator of Moore's Fishing Supply. He also was a former mayor of Mills.
His family said he was active in the VFW and was a former member of the Mills Volunteer Fire Department, Mills Lions Club, Board of Western Rural Water Association, and Wyoming Water Quality and Pollution Control Association.
His family said he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and water skiing. He was also a long-time hunting guide.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ellen Moore, of Shoshoni; sons Kenneth R. Moore, Norman H. Moore and Vernon L. Moore; sisters Bernice Hardman, Margueritte Walters, Katherine Rice and Nellie Barrows; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Moore and Blanche Wise; brothers Howard Wise and Ray Moore; sisters Caroline Spargur and Barbara Hyatt; son Robert B. Moore; and daughter-in-law Gayle Moore.
Memorials may be made to the Shoshoni Senior Citizen Center in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.
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