John “Jack” Winfield Moore, 93, who had served in the Navy during World War II and in the Army National Guard, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Bonaventure Senior Retirement Facility in Billings.
He was born April 11, 1920, in Albion, Neb., to Claude Campbell Moore and Grace Bell Johnson Moore, the fourth of 10 children. They moved to Bozeman in 1924.
Mr. Moore served in the Navy in the Pacific under the Fleet Command of William “Bull” Halsey, on the USS Hailey Destroyer 554 as a radar operator. Later, he attained the rank of command sergeant major with the Army National Guard, retiring in April 1980. He retired from his Civil Service position in June 1978.
He married Grace G. Moore on Dec. 23, 1947. They lived almost all of their 66 years together in Helena. He was adept at carpentry, electrical and plumbing.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore attended Clancy Methodist Church for many years. He had received care from Rocky Mountain Hospice.
They had three children, John Douglas Moore of Helena, Jacquelyn Moore of Cedar Hill, Texas, and Carolyn Villa of Billings; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. A gathering of family and friends will follow at Bonaventure, 4009 Bell Ave. Inurnment will be in the veterans’ cemetery in Helena.
Donations may be made to the MS Foundation or the Montana Alzheimer’s Association – research only.