By HDN Staff
BISMARCK, N.D. Edward "Ed" Moore, Sr., 70, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001 in a Bismarck hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. CST Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in fort Yates, N.D. with Fr. Terry Wipf officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the Old Gym in Fort Yates. Monday visitation will continue one hour before the services at St. Peter's.
Moore was born on July 24, 1930 in Fort Totten, N.D. to Samuel and Mary (King) Moore. He is a Purple Heart veteran of the Korean War and received the Bronze Medal. He served in the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division from 1948 to 1952 as a sergeant first class stationed in Japan and Korea. He received an honorable discharge in 1952.
Moore was a police officer at Standing Rock Indian Reservation and later served chief of police until 1965. He moved to California in 1966 to receive training as a vocational instructor. He worked as a vocational instructor in Berkeley, Calif. until 1971.
He returned to North Dakota with his family to work at United Tribes Technical College from 1971 until 1984 as a vocational trainer.
He returned to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and began working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1985 as an education aide in Fort Yates. In 1988, the BIA honored him with a special achievement award for working with youth.
Moore worked in organizing youth activities for more than 40 years. He was involved in various youth organizations, particularly the Boy Scouts, boxing clubs, YMCAs and Little Britches Rodeos.
In 1962, he was the only Native American honored with the Silver Scout Award. He was a North Dakota Golden Gloves Champion and Upper Midwest Champion in 1960-61 and 1961-63. He was honored in 1978 as Golden Gloves' Man of the Year. He received numerous coaching awards and recognition from various organizations, such as the VFW, the American Legion, Elks Club and Moose Club.
Moore and his wife, Ella, were married for 47 years. They lived at Beaver Creek, Mont. for some time. He was director of Beaver Creek Youth Ranch for 10 years. They were named Senior Citizens of the Year in Montana in 1996 for their work with the elderly and the young in Montana.
In 1999, he was made an honorary graduate of Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates.
Moore was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Moore; brothers, Rex, Gary and Patrick Moore; sister, Helen Pittman.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae of Bismarck; sisters, Irene Gonder and Grace Belgard of Bremerton, Wash.; sons, Edward B. Moore of Fort Belknap, Samuel M. Moore and Raymond H. Moore of Fort Yates, Kelly P. Moore of Bismarck; daughters, Rosie Zavala of Bremerton, Wash., Audrey Healey and Anita Moore of Fort Belknap, Tamara Moore of Bismarck, Lisa Henry of Fort Yates, Michelle Beatty of Anadarko, Okla.; 33 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.