June 03, 2010
William (Bill) Moore, 87, a Port Orchard resident, died March 21, 2010 at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash. He was born on Jan 9, 1923 in a tepee on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation in Mayetta, Kan. He married Edith A. Burnett at the Seattle Court House by the Justice of the Peace on Jan 25, 1949.
He was a veteran of World War II, served in the Navy as a commissary man 1st class from 1942 to 1951. He retired as a helper mechanic from the Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash. in 1963. His time became devoted to the Kitsap Indian Center in Silverdale for 21 years and he loved helping organize the Kitsap Indian Center pow-wows, He enjoyed teaching Indian language, drumming with friends, and dancing at pow-wows with his family.
He was a devoted husband to his wife Edith of 61 years and a loving father to his sons, Robert D. Moore of Port Orchard, Bill Moore Jr. of Bremerton, Terry L. Moore of Port Orchard, Aaron W. Moore of Port Orchard, and daughters Penny S. Merritt of Port Orchard, Debra A. Moore of Phoenix, Ariz., and Nancy J. Nelson of Bremerton. He had 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who all loved and adored him. He was preceded in death by his father John Moore, mother Rose (Wamego) Moore, and sisters Laura, Elizabeth, and Annabelle, all from Kansas.
Arrangements were under the direction of Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home, Bremerton, Wash.
(Courtesy of the family)