Donald Leroy Moore, passed away on July 16, 2019 at home in Keno Oregon, he was 68.
Donald was born on July 31, 1950 in Jerome Idaho to Lindell and Lila Lee Moore. He graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1969. After high school Don joined the United States Navy. He served two tours in Vietnam, one tour as a gunner on a river boat.
Don married his wife Lane Moore at their home in Keno Oregon on June 23, 2007. Other than his time served in the Navy, Don lived in the Klamath Falls area his entire life.
Don worked at Kingsley Field for 34 years in the 173d Civil Engineer Squadron as the Maintenance Superintendent, retiring in 2011. In he was awarded State Employee of the Year for the year 2007 for the entire state of Oregon. He then became manager of the Matney Dairy until retiring in 2017.
Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, crabbing, horses, farming, carpentry, beekeeping, playing cribbage and spite and malice card games, and beating Lane at billiards. An avid bull riding fan, he and Lane would take annual trips to Las Vegas to attend the Pro Bull Riding Finals. He also participated in team roping competitions. He enjoyed working with children, he loved working with young hunters. Don had one item on his bucket list, and that was to spend as much time with his family and friends as possible.
Don was a member of the Mule Deer Foundation, Oregon Hunter's Association and a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He was a big supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project and the Klamath Lake Counties Food Bank.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Lindell Moore and Lila Lee Moore; and his nephew Nicholas Moore.
Don is survived by: Brothers Michael Moore and wife Rhonda Moore, Patrick Moore and wife Patti Moore. He is also survived by his daughter Monica Johnson, son-in-law Rob Yocum, son Shad Moore and wife Stephanie Moore. Don was Dad to Jennifer Houston, Jason Houston, and Jill Sipes and raised them as his own from the time they were babies. He is also survived by stepsons Cody Erwin and Travis Erwin, niece Racheal Aiken, nephews Matt Moore and Josh Moore, his seven grandchildren Taylor, Sarah, Alex, Zachary, Elle, Emma, Eden, Logan, Gunner, two great grandchildren, Addie and Leighton, and his father-in-law Anthony Hall.
There will be a Celebration of Life service on August 17, 2019 at Kingsley Field. The open house gathering will be in Trapper's from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Wounded Warrior's Project, Klamath Food Bank, or Klamath Hospice.