Moore, Frank Carlton

Moore, Frank Carlton

July 15, 1923 – March 7, 2012

Age 88, of Woodbury Formerly of Sacramento, CA Passed away March 7, 2012 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He died at home with the love of his son, daughter in-law and grandchildren embracing him as he joined his beloved wife Mary in Heaven. Frank was born in Halsey, Nebraska on July 15, 1923 to Frank Moore, Sr and Viola Ridenour. Upon graduation from high school, Frank worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, California building B-24 bombers for the war effort. He later joined the Merchant Marines where he served aboard ship for six months and soon thereafter enlisted in the Army serving on active duty for 20 years, eventually rising to the rank of Captain at the time of his retirement. Frank(Carlton) fought overseas in the Philippines and Japan during World War II and later in Vietnam at the beginning of that 10 year conflict. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and numerous other service medals. Frank completed his undergraduate program at the University of Omaha with a degree in History through the Army’s Bootstrap program. Following his military career, he went on to obtain his Master’s in Industrial Arts from Chico State University, Chico, California and taught in the Sacramento, CA area for 20 years. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Rose Moore(nee Garza) to whom he was married for 47 years, and his brother Gilbert. Survived by his sister Ruby Grubb, brothers Howard Moore, Don (Bertha) Brooks, & Lyle (Marian) Brooks; sons Oliver (Darla) Moore of Las Vegas, Nevada and Gary (Patrice) Moore of Woodbury, MN. He is also survived by his grandchildren whom he treasured immensely: Clarissa (Scott) of San Antonio, TX , and Ryan, Austin, & Catherine of Woodbury, MN; and numerous other relatives and friends. During Frank’s extended illness he/we were blessed to be surrounded by so many caring and compassionate friends and caregivers. We would like to thank Sherron, Kathy, & Karen from Baywood Home Care for the years of outstanding daily care; Julie, RN and V. Hugec, MD from Minnesota Oncology for their kindness and support throughout Dad’s long illness; and Heartland Hospice for making Frank’s final days/hours peaceful and dignified. We will celebrate a life well lived with a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday March 24 at 1pm at St. Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic Community, 4125 Woodbury Drive in Woodbury, MN with visitation 30 minutes prior. Interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX on June 29, 2012 with full military honors. Memorials preferred to the Wounded Warrior Project. A fuller life would be hard to find. A good man, like you, even harder to find. Here’s to you, Dad.