Jack (JK) Keith Moore

Jack (JK) Keith Moore

Jack (JK) Keith Moore, 79 passed away Monday July 7, 2008 with his family by his side.Jack was born to Ruby and Herb Moore on November 20, 1928 in Chehalis, WA. He attended local schools and graduated from Chehalis High School. Jack enjoyed sports. He played football and basketball for Chehalis High School. During high school he put his education on hold for two year and joined the Navy as a Sea Bee. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Upon his return he finished high school and attended Centralia College for 2 years where he also played football. He was later inducted into the “Blazer Hall of Fame” for his outstanding punting ability. Jack transferred to Montana State University after receiving a sports scholarship. He was also later inducted into their hall of fame.While at MSU he married his sweetheart Lorraine Sandberg of Bucoda, WA. The couple returned to Centralia, WA, where they began raising their family of four children. He began working for Weyerhaeuser as a timber cruiser for the next twenty years. His work often took him to far away places such as Costa Rica and the Philippines.Jack continued his love for sports by coaching and umpiring his boys Little League teams and refereeing for the local high school basketball games. He was also on one of the first slow-pitch teams in the area. There were many memorable clam-digging trips to the Pacific Beaches and camping trips to the mountains with his family and friends. He was a long time member of the Elks and Eagles Fraternal Organizations.In the summer of 1969 he was transferred to the Snoqualmie Valley where he moved his family and remained until his death. Shortly after moving to the Valley he was able to follow his true passion and began a career in managing, greens-keeping and playing at the local golf courses, such as Sno-Falls, Tall Chief, Mt. Si and finally retiring from the Snoqualmie Ridge.His retirement was spent caring for his wife of 56 years and endless hours at the Snoqualmie Eagles playing cards with his dear friend Harold Hearn and many others. Jack took great pleasure in his grandchildren, spoiling them terribly.Jack is survived by his loving wife Lorraine, two daughters Judy (Mike) Barr of Chehalis, Janet (Dan) Waterman of Bucoda and two sons Mike (Karen) Moore of Carnation and Jack Moore of Snoqualmie. The eight “spoiled” grandchildren are Andrea, Aaron, Adam and Alicia Moore, Layce and Cory Waterman, Ken Barr, and Carolyn Moore. Jack is also survived by his sister, Shirley (Oran) Jones of Winlock; sister-in-law, Jackie Sandberg of Poulsbo; two aunts, several nieces and nephews, and cousins.A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Mt. Si Golf Course, Snoqualmie on Wednesday, July 30th at 12:00 o’clock. Everyone is welcome to share great stories and good times.In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made in his name to Evergreen Hospice Foundation, 12040 NE 128th, Kirkland, WA 98034.

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