Emory Addison Moore
Emory Addison Moore of Vancouver, Wash., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in Albany, Oregon. Emory had almost made it back to his summer home in the Pacific Northwest after wintering in Yuma, Ariz. He had spent the previous week with family and friends in Las Vegas, Nevada, enjoying his annual trip to watch NASCAR. Emory was 69 years old.
Emory was born October 30, 1949, to Emory Ray and Edna Josephine (Kirk) Moore in Pendleton, Oregon. He was the third of what would be four children, and was the only boy. He and his family lived in Monument, Oregon, where he spent his entire childhood playing every sport imaginable, and graduated from Monument High School in 1967. Emory went on to play basketball for Eastern Oregon State College where he enjoyed recognition of being named all-NAIA- District 2 1st team and All-OCC 2nd Team. In 2003, Emory and his teammates from the 1969-1970 Men's Basketball Team were inducted into the Eastern Oregon University Hall of Fame.
Working on ranches, in the woods, and in sawmills growing up, Emory was well prepared for the hard work a career in logging would bring. He hauled logs for many years and eventually bought his own self-loading log truck, of which he was extremely proud. When the timber industry declined, Emory followed a dream he held and went to Alaska to haul oil, gas and fish. Eventually, he returned to Oregon and spent the last 25+ years of his career hauling groceries all over Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. He proudly retired from the Teamsters Union in 2008. After retiring, Emory's favorite new jobs were that of 'Lawnmower Guy' at Woods Creek Nursery owned by his son Mike, the occasional 'Equipment Retriever Guy' for his son Mark's company, and his most treasured role of passionate sports fan and 'Hassler of Officials' for his grandchildren's sporting events.
Emory was preceded in death by his beloved father, Emory Ray Moore in 1956, leaving six year old Emory fatherless, yet surrounded by the love of his mother, sisters, extended family, and community. Large in stature and strong in constitution, Emory quickly became the man of the house. He was the protector, provider, entertainer, hero, and problem solver to all he loved, which were roles he continued until the day he left us all too soon. In addition to his father, Emory was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Josephine Moore (Kirk), and sister, Darlene Gayle Boyer (Moore).
Emory was happily unmarried at the time of his death. He is survived by his sisters, Anita Cork of Wasilla, Alaska; Mary Jacqueline Geer (Bud) of Happy Valley, Ore.; his children, David (Nancy) of Kenai, Alaska; Tracy Jay (Tammy) of Rexburg, Idaho; Michael Ray Price of Bothell, Wash.; Mark Price (Sarah) of Lake Oswego, Ore.; Kevin (Rita) of Reno, Nevada; and Kimberly Moore Streight (Stefan) of Oregon City, Ore.; 18 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
As per his wishes, Emory was cremated and his ashes will be spread off of the bridge in Monument into the John Day River where he spent most of his childhood days. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Hopkins Demonstration Forest Everett Hall, 16750 S. Brockway Rd., Oregon City, OR. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend with the exception of ex-spouses, Kyle Busch, and Donald Trump. Your presence and stories to share will be treasured by his family.