Rebecca Ann Moore Obituary
Rebecca (Becky) Ann McLean Moore was born on May 4, 1948 to Scotty and Elinor McLean in Prineville, Oregon. She passed away peacefully at home January 3, 2023 after a long illness.
She was loved by so many for her love of life, her beautiful faith, her joy and her willingness to make a new friend wherever she went. Her stories were her calling card, telling hers and yours as her own, because they were.
Her growing-up years were spent with family, friends, cousins, and in her parents’ grocery store in Prineville. She was a leader throughout her years in Crook County Schools. During her high school years, she held several offices in Girls’ League and in Student Government, including being the first girl in Crook County High School history to be elected Jr. Class President.
After high school she attended Marylhurst College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, and a minor in Psychology. In 1970, Becky was awarded “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” She also did graduate work at Eastern Oregon University and later took paralegal classes.
After college she went on an adventure with her college roommate and held positions in a department store in Denver, then returned to the northwest to hold positions at 1st Interstate Bank in Eugene, Portland and Seattle.
Becky married Marv Moore on June 1, 1974 and together they raised their two sons with whom she was so happy and proud. She often remarked on how much she enjoyed being a wife, mother, sister, aunt, and a grandmother. Becky was always so grateful for her life with Marv; the fun they had together and how well they understood each other, and most especially during her long illness.
Her family was always the most important thing to her.
Becky volunteered her time in the reading labs at her sons’ elementary schools which brought her great joy. Working with children or causes benefiting them was always something she cherished, and just one example of her generosity.
A devout Catholic, Becky celebrated her faith throughout her life, attending mass at many churches including St. Joseph’s in Prineville, OR, St. Stephen the Martyr in Renton, WA, Church of the Resurrection in Tualatin, OR, and St. John the Apostle in Oregon City.
Becky was able to travel to Italy, Greece and Israel with her mother. She also was able to visit New Jersey, New York, Niagara Falls, the Erie Canal, the Jell-O Museum in LeRoy, New York, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, cruised the Panama Canal. She also made trips to Florida, Hawaii, Nashville, Chicago, The Cook Islands, South Island of New Zealand, British Columbia, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas & La Paz, Mexico.
Despite these travels, she always found the most joy and comfort being with family in the places she loved on the prairies, mountains, and coast of Oregon where we gathered as family. She loved Prineville, grew up next to the Rye Grass Canal, and the only time she missed the annual family camping trip to the Ochoco’s was when she was about to give birth to her second son Louis.
She loved us, and she loved you. She loved unconditionally.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents, Scotty and Elinor; and her sister Terry McLean.
She is survived by her husband Marv, son Charles, daughter-in-law Kari, and grandchildren Elleanor and William of Bothell, WA, son Louis of Salem, OR, daughter-in-law Sydney and granddaughter Imogen; sister Rita of Oregon City, nieces Sarah of Bend and Julianne of Portland, sister-in-law Marge of Portland, and niece Tana and nephew Todd, as well as her large extended family including many cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that donations be made in Becky’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at: stjude.org/donate
Services are Jan 13, 2023: Rosary 11:00 am; Requiem Mass 11:30 am. Lunch following at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 417 SE Washington Street, Oregon City, Oregon. Live stream is available through St. John The Apostle website. Internment at Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville at a later date TBD.