Harold Evartt Moore Jr.
Harold Evartt Moore Jr. was born March 11, 1943 to World War II veteran Harold Evartt Moore Sr. and Mary Ester Moore in Lancing, Mich. where they lived with grandparents Carrie and Clifford Clapper. Harold moved to Alaska at a young age with his family who homesteaded a 140-acre parcel at what is now known as the Dowling and Lake Otis area. Here he grew up, helping with everyday duties and the family guiding service. For playmates he had bear cubs, moose calves and so on.
He graduated from West high 1961 and having great passion for “the big adventure,” admitting, “I’ve never passed up the opportunity of pursuing the grand adventure.”
He was born of the old school believing in the standards of yesteryear. Family and crew always came first. The truth shown in his eyes as he looked you in the eye firmly gripping your hand in friendship or business matters. In his voice a promise of binding contract to be fulfilled to do to the best of his ability whatever the job was, always getting his crew home safely to their family. He never lost a crew member or vessel during his entire career.
Moore wore many hats; bush pilot, platform roughneck, setnetter in the Clam Gulch area, gold miner and all manners of fishing. His golden time was highline crab fishing in the Bering Sea on the F/V Max for a decade of dreams. He was still sought after even in retirement. In Cordova for 20 years, he made lifelong family bonds never to be broken. Then to Seward to spend the remainder of his days where he took a friend of over 25 years, Lynn Bushnell, as his bride. As a wedding gift he bought her property with the promise that they would build their dream home and grow old together.
Survived by bride Lynn Moore, brother Thomas and wife Iris, children Karrie, Karol and Mark, Aunt Phyllis Clapper, cousin Allen Clapper, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, a very large extended family.
Donations can be made to First National Bank Alaska, account 70656723, to help with final expenses.
Arrangements were by the Cremation Society of Alaska. An online guestbook can be signed at www.alaskacremation.com.