Edgar O. "Ed" Moore, 66, of
Caldwell, passed away peacefully, Sunday,
November 7, 1993, at the
services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 12, 1993,
at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Pastor Zip Zediker of Memorial Park Baptist Church
Interment will follow at the
Ed was born April
5, 1927, at Concordia, Kansas,
the son of David and Vera Moore.
As a farm boy in
Kansas, Ed found the name and
address of a young girl written on a prune basket lid.
It was through the correspondence that he initiated
that he met his future wife, Donna Mercer in Idaho.
After three years of correspondence, they met and a
year later, on May 8, 1949, at Wilder, Idaho, they became one in a garden wedding
Ed came to Idaho, he also developed a love affair for
mountains the first time he saw them.
The love affair with Donna and the mountains
continued for the next 44 years until the time of his death.
marriage, he and Donna lived in
for 10 years where Ed worked as a ranch hand and mechanic.
In 1959, Ed, Donna and their three daughters moved to
where he worked as a mechanic and partsman for various John
Deere farm equipment dealerships.
In 1986, Ed was forced to retire due to ill health.
Ed loved the
mountains and spent many enjoyable times camping with his
family beside a mountain stream, hunting with his buddies,
riding motor bikes over mountain trails in the summer and
snowmobiles over those same trails in the winter.
In later years, due to his health, Ed was not able to
pursue these interests, but his heart never left the
mountains he loved.
Ed had a good sense of humor and loved playing
practical jokes on his family and friends.
He had a self-taught knowledge of mechanics and over
the years had earned a reputation of excellent work and fair
friends knew him as being honest, dependable and always
willing to lend a hand.
Ed is survived by his wife, Donna of Caldwell;
his daughters, Janet Moore of Lewiston, Barbara Williams and
her husband, Paul of Tucson, AZ, and Debbie Curwick and her
husband, Dave of Anacortes, Washington; three grandsons,
Tim, David and Chris; three granddaughters, Gina, Jennifer
and Melissa; his mother, Vera Moore of Eureka, Kansas; a
sister, Nancy and her husband, John Beitz of Eureka, Kansas;
a cousin, Lucile Tarr of Wilder; and numerous other
was preceded in death by his father in 1986.
Friends may call
at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, from 4 to 8 p.m. today.