Obituary Details

Garland "Gale" G. Moore

(05/07/1928 - 05/29/2002)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 05/29/2002

Garland G. "Gale" Moore

Graveside services for Garland G. "Gale" Moore, 74, were held June 3, 2002, at Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, with full military rites.

Gale Moore died May 29, 2002, at his home in Guernsey.

He was born May 7, 1928, in Minitare, Neb., the son of Forest and Nadean (Reeder) Moore. He grew up and received his education, graduating from Torrington High School in 1945. He then joined the U.S. Army and served in Germany. He returned to Torrington and continued to serve with the Army National Guard in Guernsey.

He married Helen Ann Arland on June 10, 1950, in Walla Walla, Wash. The couple moved to Guernsey in 1970. He spent 38 years with the Wyoming National Guard at Guernsey, retiring in 1988 as Sgt. Major. After his retirement, he worked for the State of Wyoming at Camp Guernsey, retiring from there in 1996.

Gale enjoyed being a part time rancher and was an avid rock hunter. He liked spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Guernsey Fire Department for 23 years, serving as Fire Chief for 12 years. He was also a member of the Guernsey Rural Fire Zone and of the Torrington VFW Paul A. Johnston Post #2918.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Beverley and Odell Haynes of Lusk, Vicky and Steve Miller of San Diego, Calif. and Sandra and Ron Smith of Glendo; a sister and brother-in-law Berdean and Leo Walter of Torrington; special friend Linda Matzke of Casper; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Memorials may be directed to either the Guernsey-Sunrise High School Activity Department or the Guernsey Community Library.

Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington was in charge of arrangements.

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