Durwin Lee Moore was born in Baker, Oregon, to Duward and Mary Moore. Durwin moved to Prineville in 1941 and remained there, attending Crook County schools until joining the Marines in 1953. After his service in the Marines, in 1959, he married Genevieve "Gen" Ann Wall of Sioux City, Iowa. He and Gen settled in Lake Stevens, Washington in 1960, raised their family and lived out their lives there.
He made service to his country and his community a way of life by serving in the Marines as a member of the underwater demolition team during the Korean conflict. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was an active member of the Masonic order, the Sportsmen Club, the Lions Club, American Legion, Boy Scouts and Eastern Star.
He had many honors from these organizations, and was honored as Lake Stevens' Man of the Year in 1994.
Durwin was an accomplished outdoorsman, going hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. In his later years, he walked several miles per day to spend time in the outdoors.
He is survived by his brother, Terry Moore of Prineville; his three sons, Andrew, of Darrington, Washington, Edward, of Lake Stevens, Washington and Bruce, of Trafton, Washington; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Duward and Mary Moore of Prineville; his wife, Gen, of Lake Stevens, Washington; and his sister, Janet Petty of Prineville.
Services will be held at a later date.