(Sept. 22, 2003)
Donald Robert Moore died Monday, Sept. 22 in St. Cloud, Minn. He was 76.
He was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Mirage, Colo., the eighth of nine children born to Clair and Libbie (Sheppard) Moore. At the age of 1, he moved to Powell, where he received his schooling.
In March of 1948, Mr. Moore began working for Allis-Chalmers. He began as an office clerk in Billings, Mont., and later managed the same office. After 10 years in the office, he was promoted to district manager. He worked out of Casper, and later out of Worland, Sheridan, and Great Falls, Mont.
He was again promoted and made the dealer business manager in Bloomington, Minn. He also worked for a few years in Watertown, S.D., and briefly in Sioux Falls, S.D., before returning to work in Bloomington. The last three years of his career were spent as the dealer development manager covering seven different states. He was one month short of 46 years with the same company.
He loved almost all sports. In his early years he participated in baseball, softball, basketball, football and bowling. Later in life he continued with his bowling and watching football and baseball. He was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos before his move to Minnesota. He then became a solid Vikings fan. Following his retirement, he took up the game of golf.
He loved visiting and being with people. He loved making people laugh with his wit and jokes. After moving to Alexandria, Minn., in the early 1990s, he joined the Eagles club. He took on the job of gaming manager. He enjoyed calling Bingo and participating in events at the Eagles Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his special friend, Alma Chan of Alexandria; six children; Karlea Moore Ward of Tulsa, Okla., Terrill (Tena) Moore of Billings, Dawn Moore Mellinger of Great Falls, Randall (Courtney) Moore of Dalton, Mont., Wade (Amy) Moore of Woodbury, Minn., and Anne Moore of St. Paul, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Moore of Sommerset, Mass.; and a sister, Ann Scruggs of Powell.
A funeral service was held Sept. 25, 2003, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Interment was private.