JERRY, YOU'RE A KEEPER
GERALD K. "JERRY" MOORE began his Eternal Patrol surrounded by love and family on 10/22/2019. His life was dedicated to helping others even when he didn’t have enough for himself. The eldest of 8 siblings, he was always willing to assist in their upbringing. While his father was deployed, Jerry would ride his bicycle to the grocery store to purchase food for his family. Biking, scooting, and motorcycling continued to be a weaving theme in Jerry’s life as he and his family gravitated to increasingly beautiful locales. In addition to overseas bike trips with loved ones in Peru and Ireland, he weathered the week long Ride the Rockies trip as well as the day long, 120 mile excursion that summits three consecutive peaks called the Triple Bypass.
Jerry, was only a fighter when he needed to protect someone, but he could certainly hold his own. He won the Golden Gloves in 1955, and he used that tenacity to protect his clan at family weddings. One morning soon after high school, his friends woke him and said they were joining the Navy together. He served above and below the waves on a radar picket ship off the coast of San Diego and on one of the last operational diesel powered submarines.
He met Rosalie, the love of his life, shortly
after enlisting, and at first she wasn’t impressed. Determined, he tracked her down two years later,convinced they were to be wed. He was right. Jerry and Rosalie traveled the country, had two amazing daughters, Theresa and Victoria, and spread joy and giving whenever possible. Theresa gifted Ro and Jer two grandchildren and the whole family was fortunate to live near enough to grow up together. In 2018, Jerry met the second love of his life, his great grandson Nolan. They immediately became inseparable.
Professionally, Jerry was just as generous as he was personally, giving and mentoring as often as possible. As a caddy, mailman, camera salesman, photographer, stock broker, manager, arbitrator and wrestling official he always strove for excellence. He saw and developed talent everywhere he could, often calling the parents of employees to tell them that their children were doin’ a bang up job. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and son, but to many he was also Jug, Chief, Pops, and Pard. Jerry’s family has grown with each soul he touched, and his wife has helped shoulder that weight for more than 60 years.
To that end, Jerry was more concerned about others than himself. Jerry, you were always the kind of man who saw every problem as an opportunity. We will miss you terribly and see you in everything we
do, and we promise that we will be okay. You worked so hard to spread kindness into the world, and you couldn’t have done a better job. You’re a Keeper.
The Moore family has created The Gerald K. Moore Memorial Charitable Fund to continue Jerry’s tradition of generosity. Rather than sending flowers to honor Jerry, we ask his friends and family to consider either contributing to this fund or making a donation to Mount Evans Hospice, an organization that provided extraordinarily competent and compassionate care for Jerry in his last days.
Jerry's memorial service was held November 22 with a Church Service at Mile High Church and Military Honors at Fort Logan National Cemetary and a reception at American Legion Post 1.
Jerry had a much bigger life than we could ever hope to fully commemorate with a service. If you would like to share any stories, photographs, or quotes with the rest of the community that is mourning Jerry, please send the material to email@example.com and we will compile the information for publication at a later date.
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