Walter Plumis Moore

Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Longtime Anchor Point resident Walter Plumis Moore died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 91.

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at The Anchor River Inn in Anchor Point. His ashes will be scattered in Cook Inlet.

"Walt helped pioneer Alaska with his rugged work ethic. He is loved and will be remembered and missed by his family and the many friends he touched with humor and his generous, caring way," his family said.

Mr. Moore was born in Minot, N.D., on Oct. 24, 1917, to Plumis Nichols Moore and Bessie Leota (Schrage) Moore. He grew up in Kalispell, Mont., and had two daughters, Sandy and Nancy. He moved to Sitka in 1952 and worked on the construction of the dam for the pulp mill. He later moved to Anchorage and worked for Civil Aeronautics and the Alaska Road Commission, operating heavy equipment in road and runway construction all around Alaska until statehood.

"He moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 1960 where he met his love and longtime companion, Peggy Warren. He settled north of Stariski Creek and worked in the logging and construction industries until his retirement in 1985," his family said. "Walt enjoyed fishing, and how he loved his garden! He always shared the potatoes, other vegetables and flowers he tended to with loving care with his friends and family. He also worked on chain saws and could virtually repair anything."

Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charlie, Buddy, Robert and Glen; sisters, Leota, Gladys "Bobbie" and Nina; niece, Charlean "Dot" Keller; grandson, Seth Harris; and his longtime companion.

He is survived by his brother, Buz Moore, Sr. of Anchor Point; daughters, Sandy Harris of Moose Pass and Nancy Hotch of Haines; niece, Patsy Bird and her husband, Elmer of Funny River; nephew Glen Bird and his wife, Char, of Funny River; grandson, Corky Harris of Wasilla; granddaughters, Mary Beth Harris of Anchorage and Tanya Hotch of Montana; seven great-grandchildren; and a very large extended family.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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