Obituary of Stan Moore
Stanley "Stan" Edward Moore passed away peacefully on July 24, 2019. Stan was born in Nampa Idaho on May 6, 1941 and was a Boise resident most of his life. Raised on a farm, Stan learned to fish, hunt, and crochet and play many family games as part of a large Catholic family. Southwest Idaho was a very different place in the 1940's and 1950's; for example, as a small child, Stan caught gophers for a quarter a piece to pay for his very first pair of Levi jeans. He attended Catholic schools until he graduated from High School. Stan, his sister, and his dad often sang during midnight mass at church. Stan had a beautiful baritone voice.
Stan received a degree from Boise Junior College and earned a Vo-Tech diploma for Carpentry and Cabinet-Making. He leveraged those woodworking skills throughout his lifetime. Stan played football for Boise Junior College (now Boise State University) as a Defensive and Offensive lineman under the late Coach Lyle Smith. He was a member of the 9-1 team that had 6 shutouts in 1961 and included victories over Weber College, and Southern Utah. BJC lost the last game of the year and their undefeated season on the road in New Mexico after leading 21-0 at the half. Details of this last football game was one of many memorable stories Stan loved to tell!
Stan's early adulthood followed many paths. He married young and had two beautiful children. Unfortunately, he had alcohol abuse problems and his marriage did not survive. Soon thereafter, he joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). His occupations were diverse, but his career was mainly in Sales. He once won a trip to Sweden for selling the most sewing machines! He was a talented tailor, an expert carpenter, a skilled fisherman and he loved the Idaho outdoors. He served for 6 years in the Idaho Air Guard. In winter, Stan worked an extra job driving school buses full of kids up to Bogus Basin on the unpaved and challenging one-way road.
The later years of his life were spent boating, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family. He went on a memorable fishing trip to Alaska. He continued to be a dedicated member of AA and spent his last 39 years clean and sober. He would have received his 40-year chip this September, which was something he was very proud of.
Stan's last 25 years were spent with the love of his life "Barbie". Stan and Barb travelled to Hawaii, Boston, Calgary, Seattle, and Arizona. He and Barbie often wintered in Nevada. The happy couple enjoyed creating knick-knacks together; Barbie tole painted while Stan skillfully created novelty carpentry pieces, household items and furniture. They loved to bake, play cribbage, go RV camping, spending time at the cabin, and walking their little precious dog Missy.
Stan was loved and cherished by his brother Tom and his sister Shirley, his best friend and neighbor Tom, many friends, and all his family including his stepchildren and their families. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all.
The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding care and loving support received by all staff and caregivers at Good Samaritan Boise Village.
Summers Funeral Home Boise will handle all final arrangements.No funeral has been scheduled at this time.To send flowers to the family of Stan Moore, please visit Tribute Store