Beloved father, husband, and friend to many, George Moore, 74, passed away on July 28, 2022, following a bravely fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
George was born in Rawlins, WY on February 21, 1948, to Stanley R. Moore and Ruth L Moore (Deal). He attended schools in Rawlins and prior to graduation he was drafted into the US Army. During his time in the Army, he served two tours in Vietnam. Following his discharge from the Army, George returned to Rawlins and found a job with the Union Pacific Railroad Company. He then moved to Bairoil to work in the Jeffery City mines. In Bairoil, he met and married the love of his life Cheryl Osborne in June 1978. He worked for Amoco in Bairoil and Wamsutter before retiring in 2006. In 2012, George and Cheryl were able to make a long-time dream come true by moving to San Tan Valley, Arizona where they would ‘never have to shovel snow again.’ After retirement, George enjoyed his summer jobs at Rochelle Ranch Golf Course in Rawlins and Johnson Ranch Golf Course in San Tan Valley. This allowed him to do two of his favorite activities golf and socialize.
George never knew a stranger and had the ability to make anyone feel welcome. He showed his love of life and family through his many hobbies and activities. He enjoyed watching football, hunting, camping, boating, and riding his ATV. He had a great sense of humor. He will be remembered for his “bad” dad jokes and when he played a good gag on a coworker or friend.
George loved his grandchildren. He loved to tell them stories and hear about their days. He will be remembered for the ‘new’ words he taught them and his duck impressions. He will be forever missed by all, but none more than his fur baby named Mesa who waits for him in his recliner for their naps together.
George is survived by his wife Cheryl of 44 years, his 4 children and 6 grandchildren: Careen (Rodney) Beard of Portland, OR-Tia and Ian, Michelle Moore of Florence, AZ-Gabriel and Taitum, Shawn (Jennifer) Moore of Rawlins, WY-Josh and Caleb, Nicole (Jesse) Alvey of Rawlins, WY, and his brothers Robert (Shary) Moore and Charles (Debbie) Moore; along numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association of America www.alz.org.