Colonel (U.S. Army Retired) Albert Findley “Bud” Moore, 84, died Friday, March 29, 2019 in Green Valley, AZ, while in the care of hospice from complications of Parkinson’s and heart failure.
Born on September 21, 1934 to Roley and Alberta Moore in Seattle, Washington. Graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952 and from Seattle University in 1956. He spent four years in Army ROTC while in college and after graduation was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant assigned to Germany.
He resigned his commission after his Germany tour and was employed by the Heidelberg/Carling Brewery in Tacoma as the Public Relations Manager. After the brewery went bankrupt he petitioned the Army to return and was assigned as the Army Recruiting Officer for the State of Washington with the Washington National Guard.
During his tenure there his recruiters consistently achieved some of the highest mission ratings in the country.
He continued on to become the Recruiting Officer for all states and was assigned to the Pentagon with the National Guard Bureau where he served for five-and-a-half-years to include support of the U.S. Invasion of Grenada.
After leaving military service he worked for the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, VA, as a civilian assigned to the Office of the Inspector General where he performed investigations and sought resolution to complaints for an organization with 80,000 civilian and military personnel worldwide.
During his tenure there he also served as a civilian on Restore Hope to Somalia, Hurricane Andrew and was once again called back to active duty to lead the Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command Operations Center during Operation Desert Storm directing the logistical aspects of delivering equipment and supplies to the soldiers in the field.
Bud leaves his loving wife, Donna, three days before their 29th wedding anniversary, his daughter, Kim Axene and son, Marty Moore. He is survived by six grandchildren, Michael Moore, Richelle Moore, Hanna Axene, Kurt Axene, Jessica Moore and Jillian Moore as well as two great-grandchildren Jaden and Austin Moore, his sister Colleen Vinje and his brother Robert (Bob) Moore and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and his brother Franklin R. Moore, Jr.
When Bud first set sight on Arizona in 1990, while here on business, he knew this was where he wanted to retire. He and Donna moved to Green Valley in 1998. He loved this state and while in good health shared his passion with his wife Donna for golfing, hiking, morning walks, fitness, music and exploring the great SW and the Pacific coast. He also loved a challenge at poker or cribbage. He was a member of the American Legion Post #66 in Green Valley.
Thank you to the Hospice Family Care, Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Homewatch Caregivers of Green Valley for their loving care and compassion to Bud in his final days.
Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson’s Support Group of Green Valley, the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson through the UofA Foundation or the American Heart Association.
Services for Bud will be by private invitation.