David E. Moore, age 65, passed away at his residence in Kila on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009.
David was born July 15, 1943, in Havre, Mont., to Roy and Mildred (Marshall) Moore. He graduated from Havre High School in 1961. After graduation, he enlisted in the National Guard and then went into active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving in the Marines he returned to the National Guard where he stayed until reaching full retirement. Dave served as a police officer in Havre, then in Columbia Falls, Mont. He then went to the Marshall Islands where he worked as a security guard for a few years. He returned to Kalispell, Mont., in 1993, where he started working at the Alternative Youth Care Center, where he was employed at the time of his death. Dave was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and he was a volunteer EMT. Dave had a passion for horses. He was a member of the Back Country Horse Club where he enjoyed his time with the club clearing trails. His second passion was guns. He was an avid sports shooter. He was also a certified concealed weapons instructor. Dave had many other hobbies fishing, hunting, scuba diving, traveling, horseback riding, camping and wine making and was looking forward to doing them full-time. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mildred Moore; stepmother, Netti Moore; brothers, Vance, Lloyd and Earl Kardell; sister, Lucille Kickbusch; niece, Jola Dorlarque; and a son, Roy Alan Moore. Dave is survived by his stepdaughter, Tony Gervais of Hungry Horse, Mont.; daughter, Brenda (Chuck) Cox, son, Gary (Christine) Moore, and brother, Martin Kardell all of Havre; grandsons, Jason Cross of Billings, Mont., David Cross of Great Falls, Mont., and Alex and Geoffry Moore of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; granddaughter, Amber Cox of Havre; greatgranddaughter, Averi Lander of Great Falls; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Kimba Green. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home in Kalispell. A gathering of family will follow at the Outlaw Inn. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Back Country Horse Club in Kalispell or to a charity of the donor’s choice. You are invited to leave your condolences at www.buffalohillfh. com.