Lavern Moore

Obituary of Lavern A. Moore

Lavern “Vern” A. Moore (71) longtime St. Maries and Emida, ID resident passed away on April 8, 2024 at Northern Idaho Advanced Care Hospital in Post Falls, ID surrounded by his loving
family. Vern was born to Gerald “Jerry” E. and Lois (Allen) Moore on April 30, 1952 in St. Maries, ID. Vern grew up between St. Maries and Emida, attending school through the 8th grade in Emida. Being raised on a farm, Vern was a natural athlete excelling in football and wrestling.  He then attended St. Maries High School and graduated with the class of 1971.

Following high school, Vern married Joy Boeshans and the couple had 2 children, David and Anna. He enlisted into the U.S. Airforce. After 4 years of service based out of Georgia and spending a significant amount of time in Thailand, he was honorably discharged and returned to St. Maries. Vern went to work in the woods logging and he also worked for the BLM and Mottern Ford. After 10 years, his marriage to Joy ended in divorce, but he was blessed with love again on April 12, 1986 when he married Tammie Pennington at the Hitching Post in Coeur d’ Alene. Their family’s joined, Vern with David and Anna, and Tammie with Kevin and Keith; together they had Kimberly and made their home near Emida. Vern also spent an impressive 37 years with Potlatch Corporation retiring in the Spring of 2014.

An avid outdoorsman, Vern loved hunting, fishing, and 4 wheeling; he enjoyed teaching his hobbies to his children and grandchildren. Family was everything to him, and although he loved his children dearly, he was quite smitten when the grandchildren came along, and they were his whole world. Vern also enjoyed spending time with his brother Ron cutting meat or haying with his brother Gene. The Moore boys started haying with horses originally and established a well-known and respected business. Christmas was a special time for Vern and his dad as they brought their draft horses into town and to the local tree farm for rides. Vern worked hard and enjoyed playing even harder, but he was also a very giving and generous man who would give you his last dollar or the shirt off of his back.

Vern is survived by his wife Tammie at their home near Emida; children David (Dee) Moore of Moscow, ID, Anna (Tom) Keightley of Lillian, AL, Kevin Moore-Pennington of Great Falls, MT, Keith (Katy) Moore of Lewiston, ID, and Kimberly Moore of Emida, ID; siblings Jerry (Jeri) Moore of St. Maries, ID, Gene and Nancy Moore, Ron Moore, and Bonnie (Bill) Swam all of Emida, ID; 10 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and his nephew Justin Swam.

Military honors will be presented at a later date and time to be announced.

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