Service is Thursday for Fall City resident John Moore

John O. Moore, 87, of Fall City, died Friday, Feb. 10, at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah.

John was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Chetopa, Kansas, to William and Lillie Moore.  He was raised and graduated from high school in Welch, Okla.  He attended college in Kansas.

He moved to Fall City in 1947.  He worked as a logger for Weyerhaeuser in Snoqualmie for several years.  He retired in 1983 from Chevron as supervisor of the boiler room in Seattle.  In his leisure time he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, traveling, camping, building bird houses and cooking.

He married Karen Lee Crites in 1992 in Fall City.  He was a member of the Fall City Masonic Lodge #66 F. & A.M. and the Royal Arch Masons for 40 years.

Survivors include his loving wife Karen; two sons, Rusty Crites of Bellevue and William Clark of Fall City; four grandchildren; two sisters Wilma Lynn, of Scurry, Texas and Betty Kelsey, of Chetopa, Kansas.

A committal service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Tahoma National Cemetery.

A Masonic service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Fall City Masonic Hall. A reception will follow.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at


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