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Clarence Moore

December 24, 1933 — November 16, 2022

South Bend


In Loving Memory of Clarence Moore

Clarence W. Moore died on November 16, 2022 in his home in South Bend,
Clarence was born December 24, 1933 in Smithfield, North Carolina to Clarence H
Moore and Margaret C Kemple.  He graduated from Princeton High School in North
Carolina in 1953.  One of his first jobs was driving the school bus for his route and
“garaging” the school bus at his house each night. 
After high school Clarence enlisted into the United States Air Force.  In his 8 years of
service, he was stationed in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Germany, South
Dakota and Washington D.C.  During his time in Oklahoma, he met Alta Moore of South
Bend and they married on December 17, 1955.
The family moved to South Bend and Clarence soon started working as an auto
mechanic at the Ford garage in Raymond, then was the transportation supervisor for
the South Bend School District, and was an industrial truck and off-road equipment
mechanic in Raymond and Centralia before retiring in June of 1996.
He enjoyed spending his time tending to his immaculate, manicured yard, doing
crosswords, and organizing everything from the linen closet to his DVD collection.  In
his earlier years, he liked motorcycle riding in the woods or beach, taking weekend
camping trips and telling jokes.  He loved to make people laugh and also get a chuckle
as well.  We will miss his stories and his jokes he liked to tell.
Clarence is preceded in death by the love of his life, Alta Moore, his parents and his two
sisters Shirley Cayton and Ann Hobbs.  He is survived by his sisters Kathleen Forehand
(Tom Forehand) of Hampstead, NC and Rose Swart of Bradenton, FL; his sons,
Michael Moore, Gregory Moore and Brian Moore (Micha) of Portland, Oregon and
daughters Janet Connery (Marcos Galvin) of South Bend, Washington and Lynette
Moore (Tim Witte) of Sharon Springs, New York; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-
The Moore family would like to thank the staff of Willapa Harbor Hospital and Harbors
Home Health & Hospice for taking such good care of our dad.  We also appreciate
everyone who looked in on him after mom died, including his granddaughter, Amber
Stigall, and Olsen family neighbors for helping with mowing and moving garbage cans
weekly.  There will be a celebration of life at a later date.  Donations may be sent to
Willapa Harbor Helping Hands.

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