The long goodbye is over. Cletes Fay Moore, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away due to complications of Alzheimer's Friday, May 10, 2013 in Medford, Ore. Cletes was born June 13, 1937 in Arkansas to Robert (Pete) and Ruby Moore, one of eight children. The family moved to Talent, Ore. in 1955.
He married the love of his life, Betty Jean Cutburth in May of 1958. They had three children, Robert F., Terrie LeAnne (deceased), and Gary W. A career serviceman, Cletes retired from the U.S. Army in 1975 and returned to the Rogue Valley.
Cletes's greatest joys were chasing his dreams and looking for his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He enjoyed riding his four-wheelers over the sand dunes, dredging the rivers, and scouting the hills in search of gold. Cletes is survived by his loving wife, Jean and his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his four brothers and three sisters as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.