Leslie W. Moore

Born: Sun., Sep. 27, 1914
Died: Fri., Mar. 11, 2011

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Leslie W. "Tim" Moore – a longtime resident of Pendleton died Friday, March 11, 2011, at a local nursing facility. He was 96 years old. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at St. Mary's Church, with interment following at Olney Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Mr. Moore may be made to the St. Mary's Catholic Church-Building Improvement Fund, and sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Tim was born on September 27, 1914 in Pendleton, to Murry R. and Mary M. Thorne Moore. He was raised in Pendleton, and had attended Hawthorne Elementary School, and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1933. In 1941 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country during WWII as a Platoon Sergeant, and was honorably discharged in 1945. On January 29, 1946, he married Laura R. Monterastelli in Salem, Oregon. Together they had four children. The family had lived in Portland and Heppner before returning to Pendleton in 1968. Tim was a carpenter. He had worked independently in partnership with Floyd Harriman under the business name Moore & Harriman, General Contractors. He then worked for Tum-a-lum Lumber Company in Heppner, Portland, and finally Pendleton, where he retired in1978. Mr. Moore was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, where he had been active in the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a longstanding volunteer for the Pendleton Round-Up. He worked on the antique wagons for over 25 years, maintaining them in good working order. During Round-Up he also worked at the security gate of the Indian Teepee Village, which he had done for over 50 years. Tim had been the oldest living member of the Pendleton Elk's Lodge. He always enjoyed spending time with his family especially attending his grandchildren's sporting events. He also enjoyed yard work and maintaining his rose bushes. Tim is survived by his children: son Robert Moore of Portland, OR, daughters, Virginia Parrish of Colfax, WA, Marguerite Leonnig of Gresham, OR, and Therese Wendler of Pendleton, OR, sisters: Velda Davis of Long Creek, OR, Helen Perry of Pendleton, OR, and Mildred Fullerton of Seal Rock, OR, as well as eleven grandchildren: nine grandsons and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Laura, who passed away in 2009.

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Patti Walton
   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
I loved you very much Uncle Tim and will miss you very much. I am so glad that I could spend some of your last hours with you. Wishing you much peace.

   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
You were a special part of my life. I love you and miss you already.

Chris Evans Steinman
   Posted Mon March 28, 2011
Tim always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. He had a wonderful sense of humor, you just never knew what he was going to say next. He was a pretty special fellow and he will be missed.

Ray & Cathy Morscheck
   Posted Tue March 29, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim's entire family.

   Posted Wed March 30, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. There is a void that cannot be replaced. Our loved ones have a permanent impact on our lives and they should never leave us. Their influence is invaluable all throughout our life, so they should be with us forever. The God of all comfort wanted mankind to live forever and never experience suffering, pain and death. He sent his Son to earth to erase everything that plagues mankind, particularly death. God's Kingdom headed by Christ will establish a Paradise earth and bring our precious loved ones back again so we can enjoy living with them happy and healthy and sharing all our experiences with them, never to loss them again.

Linda Kranovich
   Posted Wed March 30, 2011
Uncle Tim: You were a very special part of my life, especially during my childhood. Since we lived with Grandma and Grandpa, we got to spend a lot of time with you. You were always smiling and laughing, and it was a pleasure to be with you. It was a privilege to spend some time with you shortly before you passed away. I loved you and will miss you, Uncle Tim.

tammy carstens blank
   Posted Sat April 16, 2011
He came to the office I work at and was always such a pleasure to be around. I am very sorry for your loss

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