Kenneth James “Jim” Moore, a resident of California for more than 50 years and of Yucca Valley for more than 36 years, died April 3, 2019, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 83 years old.
The son of Sylvester V. Moore and Dolly White Moore, he was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Putney, West Virginia.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a Vietnam veteran. Jim retired as a gunnery sergeant after 24 years in the Marines.
He worked in civil service on the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center for 20 years.
Jim loved to work with wood. His love of oak came from his heart and it is displayed throughout our home and with family and friends. He also loved to work in his man cave, the garage. He also loved working in the yard, which is also seen throughout our yard. He also designed our pool. He always said that if he could, he would help all kids with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester V. Moore, his mother, Dolly White Moore, his son, Reed M. Moore, his brother, Jr. Moore, and his sisters Frances Moore and Jean Slaughter.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Judy Moore, of Yucca Valley; his sister Garnet Allen, of West Virginia; his daughters, Brigitte Lowe, of Anderson, and Jill Jackson and Erwin, of Canyon Country; his brother-in-law, Roy DeAnda, and Tina, of Hemet; his sister-in-law, Rita Ave, and Mike, of Yorba Linda; his nieces, Tanya Cyrus, of Poca, West Virginia, Tamara Joseph, of Springboro, Ohio, and Tiffany Laton, of St. Albans, West Virginia; his nephew, Joseph Permenter, of California (serving in the Navy), and Vanessa Bland, of Hemet; his granddaughters, Amber Prettyman, Reece Moore and Ava Jackson; and his grandsons, Matthew Lowe and Cody Lowe.
He is also survived by 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
As per Jim’s request, there will be no viewing or funeral service.
A celebration of life for Jim will be held for family and friends from 1 to 4 p.m. June 9 at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course, 55100 Martinez Trail in Yucca Valley.
In lieu of flowers his wish was that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in his name to find a cure for children’s cancer and to ease the financial burden to their parents.