Funeral services for Dick Moore, 83 year old Buffalo resident who passed away quietly at his home in Buffalo on Saturday, will be held Friday December 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Summit Wesleyan Church in Buffalo with Pastor William Dunlap officiating. Interment will be held in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside rites to follow the funeral. Donations in Dick’s memory may be made to the Nazarene Compassionate Ministry in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com
Richard Arlen Moore Jr. was born on April 2, 1938 in Durand, Wisconsin to Reverend Richard A. and Rosabel Moore. He grew up and went to school in Durand and later moved with his family to Mercer, Wisconsin where he attended Mercer High School. He was married on January 14, 1956 in Wabasha, Minnesota to Elsie Horner and they made their home in Mercer, Wisconsin. In 1957 they moved to Miles City, Montana where Dick was in construction. In 1964 they moved to Bozeman, Montana where he continued in construction. From 1980 to 1996 Dick and Elsie moved to various states building churches. In April of 1996 they moved to Buffalo, Wyoming where they lived while traveling northern Wyoming as sales reps for “Books are Fun”. Ill health forced Dick to retire in 2010 and they settled in Buffalo where they lived until his death.
Dick was a member of the Church of the Nazarene where he served on various local and district boards. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting. He loved auction and garage sales and collected everything from pressure cookers, specialty hammers, coins and lots of old country records. He enjoyed playing the guitar and violin and loved to sing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Dick could fix anything from plumbing and electrical to Barbie Doll legs. He began recycling metals and would dismantle anything he could resell. He is survived by his wife Elsie Moore of Buffalo; one son Richard Moore III of Belgrade, Montana; three daughters, Susan Vigil and her husband Tom of Buffalo, Carol Archer and her husband Drex of Amsterdam, Montana and Elaine Zoucha and her husband Dale of Hillsboro, Oregon; one sister Marge Sleight of Park Falls, Wisconsin; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.