Life Story for
Ray A. Moore
Ray A. Moore 88, of Twin Falls, and formally of McCall and Ketchum, Idaho passed away on August 12, 2015 at St. Lukes Hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Ray was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 27, 1926 to Robert and Rachel Moore and was the youngest of three sons. The family moved to Los Angeles, CA when Ray was in third grade and where he met and made many life long friends.
Ray joined the Navy at 17 years old and sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge to Asia as the end of the war with Japan was announced. Ray, and brothers Bob and Bill, all three served in the Navy during WWII.
In 1955 he followed his lifelong third grade friend to Sun Valley, Idaho. There Ray learned to ski and play tennis. He played a mean game of tennis, and played his last game when he was 80. He loved hiking the Sawtooth Mountains, and hunting pheasants in Southern Idaho.
Ray married Dorothy (Dottie) Rember in May of 1962; they celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary this year among family and many friends. Together they enjoyed skiing, playing doubles in tennis, bowling, and various outdoor sports. Ray loved to drive and he and Dottie visited every state capitol but two in their years together. Their travels included Hong Kong, Hawaii, several European countries, Scotland, Ireland and Australia where Ray snorkeled The Great Barrier Reef.
Ray loved his bartending job at the famed Duchin Room in the Sun Valley Lodge. He met many a movie and sports star, and loved listening to their stories.
His parents and his brothers Bob and Bill Moore preceded him in death. Ray is survived by his wife, Dorothy Moore, of Twin Falls; his daughters, Sandy Brychta of San Francisco, CA. and Karen (Rob) Rogerson of Eden, Idaho. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Rob (Deborah) Lee of Marina Del Rey, CA, Rebel Lee of San Rafael, CA., Katie Rogerson of Tucson, AZ., Andy (Gianna) Rogerson of San Francisco, CA., and Arnie (Veronika) Mendoza of Kimberly, Idaho.
A celebration of Rays life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Ketchum Cemetery, 1026 N. Main Street in Ketchum. Military honors by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. A reception will follow at the Harker Center in Elkorn, Sun Valley.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be given in Rays name to the Wood River Humane Society or your local humane society.