Ernest "Ernie" W. Moore
June 12, 1936 - September 24, 2019
Ernest "Ernie" Willard Moore was born to Mildred and Harold Moore on June 12th 1936. He was the youngest of 6 kids. Ernie moved to Oregon at a young age and called it home for most of his life. When he was 16 he joined the army and was stationed in Germany for a few years, upon his return to the States he met the love of his life Pearl Newman. They were married July 27th, 1956. They had 3 children Marlane, Donald (Buddy) and Leona. Ernie went to school and became a commercial and industrial Electrician, retiring after four decades. Ernie loved golfing, computer games, and collecting coins, but most of all he loved his family and they loved him. Ernie and Pearl, or as they were affectionately known to most, Papa and Nana, were two of a kind. They had a fairy tale love story, the kind that books, movies, poems and songs are written about. Their union and the magical quality of their love for one another still inspires all who knew them. They shared nearly 56 wonderful years together on this Earth before she preceded him in death in 2007. He waited 12 long years to see her again in Heaven and everything is right in the world with them back together watching over their extended family together from their perfect perch high above.
His relationship with his grandchildren and great grandchildren was far from typical. He raised half of his grandkids and was a wonderful Father Figure to them. He very frequently babysat his great grandchildren, one of his greatest joys, until his body and mind were no longer able. His best friends in the world were his great granddaughter Cassady and his puppy dog whom she named, Noodle.
Ernie leaves behind his children Buddy and Leona. Along with 8 grandchildren that he and Pearl helped raise; Malissa, Angie, Becky, Katrinna, Joshua, Jose, Julianna and Victoria. He also leaves behind 18 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild on the way.
He was preceded in death by wife Pearl, daughter Marlane and one great grandchild, Jeffrey.
Everyone will always tell you their grandparents are the best but ours really were!!! Papa, we know you're riding around in an old truck, Nana by your side. With the radio turned up to some old country music and heavenly breezes blowing through your hair without a care in the world. Knowing that makes the pain of losing you bearable. Until we meet again Papa Roo, we love you to the moon and back and miss you even more.
A Memorial Service will be held at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 11:00am.
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