Hugh Moore


Hugh Moore
March 17, 1954 - March 10, 2012

Local resident Hugh (Hawk) Moore died at his home Saturday morning, March 10, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patrice; his son, Jeffrey Matthew of Fukuoka, Japan; and his faithful cat, Black Jack. Hugh was born in Christiansburg, Va., on March 17, 1954, to Robert C. and Arline Moore. Hugh's father was a career military officer and the family moved extensively during his childhood, including Germany and Japan. He graduated from high school in El Paso, Texas, in 1971. After receiving a degree in radio and television repair from Texas State Technical Institute he moved to Columbus, Ga., where he met and married Patrice Thomas. A year after their marriage Hugh and Pat moved to Pendleton, before coming to Walla Walla in 1985.

Hugh was previously employed at Marsh Radio before completing his bachelor of science degree at Walla Walla College. He was employed as a biomedical electronics technician at the VA Medical Center at the time of his death. Hugh was a quiet man who enjoyed music, collecting tall ships, Looney Tunes and Old West memorabilia. He was a member of the East End Rod and Gun Club, Waitsburg Gun Club and the Walla Walla Rose Society. He was also a former member of the Elks, Lions Clubs and Eagles of both Pendleton and Walla Walla. Hugh enjoyed traveling with his family, including trips to Hawaii, Spain, Canada and recently Japan to visit his son, Jeff. Dining out was another of Hugh's favorite activities.

Hugh was preceded in death by his father, retired Col. Robert C Moore. He is survived by his mother, Arline Moore; and sisters, Anna (Mike) Putnam of Columbus, Ga., Roberta (Jim) Austin of Alpharetta, Ga., Lynn (David) Hughes of Pensacola, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Joette (Bob) Young of Pendleton. He is also survived by two uncles, Steve (Marjorie) Moore, Noble (Patsy) Moore; nephews, Robert Austin, Michael and Stephen Young; nieces, Melanie (Andy) Bankston and Megan Mann.

A service of support and encouragement will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2012, at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Walla Walla, 109 S. Roosevelt St., Walla Walla, with Rev. Dr. Stephen P. Juergensen officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Eye Foundation or the American Red Cross through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA 99362 Family and friends are invited to sign the on line guest book at


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