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Charles D. Moore

November 8, 2021 June 1, 2015
Charles D. Moore
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��Charley was born on the family ranch near Pineview, MT on Nov. 8, 1921 to William J. Moore and Lydia H. Roberts Moore. He was raised on the family ranch south of Musselshell with his 2 brothers -- Robert and Virgil and 4 sisters -- Hester, Ethel, Hazel, and Bernice. He attended a country school on the family ranch. Charley rode his horse "Old Paint" all the way to Musselshell to court his sweetheart, Frances Sturdevant whom he married Dec. 21, 1941. They had 4 beautiful children together -- Clara, Orville, Bill, and Betty ... Charley and Frances also raised Rob Ramsey on the ranch and considered him one of their sons. The 5 of them had and have great memories of growing up on the ranch south of Musselshell. Charley and Frances moved to Snohomish, WA for a few years and then in 1972 purchased a place west of Roundup. Charley lost his beloved Frances on Nov. 20, 1997. He married the 2nd love of his life, Hazel Alger on Dec. 28, 1998 and they moved to the ranch west of Roundup. Charley loved his other 4 children that became part of our family when he married Hazel -- Patricia Bischoff of Joliet, Jess Alger of Stanford, Dale Alger of Roundup, and Diane Engel of Joliet. Charley was a 70 year member of the Masonic Lodge and was raised to Master Mason in Victory Lodge # 117 in Musselshell and was a faithful member in that Lodge until they consolidated with Unity Lodge #71 in Roundup. He has been a duel member of Unity Lodge #71 in Roundup and Lavina Temple # 101 for the last several years. He was a Past Worshipful Master of both Victory Lodge of Musselshell and of Unity Lodge of Roundup and was inducted into the Masonic Hall of Fame in 2002. He was a 50 plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Patron serveral times in both Peace Chapter # 90 of Musselshell and Jewel Chapter # 48 of Roundup. One of Charley's greatest enjoyments was his hobby of making beautiful cedar bowls, cedar lamps, cedar chests, and clocks. Many young children have stools made especially for them by "Grampa". Breakfast could not be served before SEVERAL games of cribbage were played and added to the tally of number of games won or lost! Charley was an avid hunter and was a crack shot and loved bringing down many venison steak and antelope on the run. Charley left this world as winner in the game of hide and seek with the game wardens -- final score : Charley ??? game wardens ZERO! Keep Smiling Charley and keep those spot lights shining! Charley is survived by his wife Hazel, 2 sons Orville (Tonie) of Powell, WY and Bill (Trina) of Roundup, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren soon to become 20, 1 great great grandchild with the 2nd to arrive any day , numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, his sister Hazel of Clay Center, KS, and too many young people to count that called him "grampa". He was preceded in death by his beloved Frances, his daughters Clara and Betty, his grandsons Charlie and Willie, and 3 infant great grandsons, plus his 2 brothers and 3 of his sisters. Charley, to all who knew you, you were bigger than life and your big heart and big smile will never be replaced. You will be greatly missed by so many people. Rest in Peace, Charley, Your job on earth is done! ��

Service:

11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9th

Masonic Temple Roundup, Montana��



Visitation:

5-9 p.m., Monday, June 8th

Wier Funeral Home

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