James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore
James Moore

Obituary of James Anthony Moore

James Anthony Moore, 59, passed away on May 25 from pancreatic cancer in Boise, Idaho.Known as “Jim” to all around him, he left this life too early and too young.

The youngest of six children of John and Jeanne (Poirier) Moore, Jim was born in Great Falls on September 23, 1963. He graduated from Great Falls High School in 1982.

In 1988, Jim worked with a contractor servicing Delta Airlines in Great Falls.

While working full time, Jim also attended the University of Great Falls, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1991. Jim held various jobs until settling with Delta fulltime in 1996.

Jim loved music. Jim enjoyed playing the piano. In the late 1990s, he joined the 49th Street Blues Project. He also spearheaded an offshoot from that band, the James Barry Project, which included his brother John. Jim’s smiles were seldom bigger than when he was playing a gig.

His career with Delta took him on a series of moves. He was stationed at Pasco WA, Missoula MT, Las Vegas NV, and Salt Lake City UT.

He made his final transfer to Boise in May 2009. Two years later, he was promoted to station manager for Delta. His work in Boise expanded Delta’s service and inspired his crew. You might say he “bled Delta blue.”

While working at the Boise airport, Jim met Maria Bengoechea. Together, they set a goal of visiting every state in the union – a goal they came close to achieving.

Jim always strived to interact with and give back to the Boise community, and he will be remembered for leading others toward community involvement.

 Jim organized various projects with national groups such as Toys for Tots, St. Jude Children’s Research, The American Red Cross, Relay for Life, and One Warm Coat.

He also helped support local organizations such as The Boise ARC, St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, The Idaho Rescue Mission, Ada County Family Outreach Programs, Ada County Highway Cleanup, and interactive programs in the Ada County Elementary
School System.

He was a long-term member of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently honored him by renaming the annual Travel and Hospitality Award to the Jim Moore Travel and Hospitality Award. The first award will take place June 5.

Jim’s response to this honor was, “The only thing I hope can be taken away from this was that I made a difference in a person’s life.My Delta Team and Chamber involvement have definitely inpacted mine.”

Jim and Maria married on January 9th of this year. Jim’s siblings are extremely grateful for all the joy Maria gave to Jim over the past 13 years.

Jim had a bucket list. He was able to sit down once again with the 49th Street Blues Project.(Thanks, guys!) He bought himself a new keyboard. His brother Tom accompanied him to Las Vegas, where Jim drove a half dozen super cars on a racetrack.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jeanne Moore, and his brother-in-law Bill Morris. The long list of his survivors includes his wife, Maria, his siblings Connie Morris, Jan (Marc) Buyske, John (Ann Waickman), Tom (Jeanine), Mary (Jim) Wingerter, and Maria’s son Jade Conrad. Jim was the favorite uncle of 18 nieces and nephews, and over three dozen grand-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Jim’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105; online at www.stjude.org).


Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Potomac Manor
7311 W Potomac Drive
Boise, Idaho, United States
Celebrating the Life of James Anthony "Jim" Moore
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