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Floyd Evert Moore passed away peacefully on July 23, 2022, in Spokane. He was born in Colville, WA, to Claude L. Moore and Edna Erickson on November 29, 1933, during the Depression. After his father passed at an early age, he was raised by his mother and supportive large family of sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In 1951, upon graduation from Colville High School, he briefly served in the United States Air Force.
In 1959, he returned to his home state to attend college and began working at Eastern State Hospital, where he met his future bride, Audrey Staples. His adventurous nature led them to the beaches of sunny California where they were married on January 5, 1961, enjoying the Beatnik lifestyle popular in the early 1960’s, and working as psychiatric technicians.
In 1963, their first daughter, Victoria, was born and the family moved back home to Medical Lake. Floyd and Audrey were employed as LPNs at Eastern State Hospital to care for the mentally ill. They bought their first home and had their second daughter, Stephanie, in 1968. When the brand-new Spokane Mental Health Center opened, Floyd began an eight-year career as a mental health professional. In 1974, Floyd and Audrey purchased 20 acres of land on Medical Lake-Tyler Rd, where Floyd’s lifelong dream of having a pasture full of rescue horses was fulfilled. During this time, Floyd and Audrey were invited by friends to attend Saint Anne’s Catholic Church, in Medical Lake, where they became parishioners. In 1977, their son, Travis, “the cradle Catholic”, was born, and Floyd’s career path took him to Lakeland Village to care for the developmentally disabled, where he started as an LPN, and after a long career as shift supervisor, retired in 1999. After 45 years, they sold their homestead for a cozy pool-side apartment in Airway Heights / Spokane.
Through the decades, Floyd’s civic work included being an active member in state unions and the Democratic party. His hobbies included acting and performing in community theatre, watching movies and TV, genealogy, computer games, puzzles, music, nightly popcorn; and keeping up on current events. But most important to him, was his love for spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; whether it be family vacations, attending birthdays, and other important events, he was the definition of a perfect family man.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Audrey; children Vicki Wendt (Chuck), Stephanie Miller (Chris), and Travis Moore; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Dorothy (Myers) McNearny and Mildred Schweitzer; and brothers Joe and Jack Ritchey; and their spouses.
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