Gordon Enoch Moore

Delta Junction, Alaska

Gordon Enoch Moore passed away May 5, 2021, suddenly from a heart attack. He was 70. Gordon was born Nov. 14, 1950, in Newport, Wash. Gordon attended Priest River Lamanna High School where he met his wife, and love of his life, Kathy Peterson. The couple were married 50 years until Kathy’s passing in 2019.

An enthusiastic outdoorsman and adventure seeker, Gordon move to Alaska in 1981, with his wife Kathy, and three daughters, Paula, Amanda and Joni Sue. Living in Sitka, Alaska, he worked as both a diesel mechanic, and then discovered his love of the ocean, where he worked as commercial fisherman. He and his family later moved to Soldotna, Alaska, where he found his true passion, and started his hunting guide business, Moore Alaskan Adventures. This career afforded Gordon to spend time in the mountains, working along side his wife, Kathy, who was the camp cook. Eventually Gordon and Kathy moved to Delta Junction, Alaska where they lived for the past 20+ years. Gordon was a proud member of the Operating Engineers, Local 302, where he worked until he retired.

Gordon enjoyed talking politics and sharing stories with his “coffee club” friends. They met every afternoon at The Cave in Delta Junction. He also had many friends throughout the community. He believed in helping others when help was needed. Kindness and a sense of neighborly responsibility was Gordon’s way of life. Gordon had a sense of humor that kept his friends and family laughing and wondering if he was joking or not.

Gordon is survived by his three daughters, Paula Mills (Shane), Amanda Hein (Kyle) and Joni Sue Hayes (Robert); grandchildren Justin Leichliter, Dakota Ramsey, Brianna Akers, Mariah Lauzon, Garrett Hayes and Connor Hayes; great-grandchildren Alexis Votava, Alivia Votava, Zenoch Akers and Zenaeya Akers and sister Sharon Ballard (Sam). Gordon was predeceased by his wife Kathy, his father John Moore, his mother Evelyn Moore and brother Randy Moore.

A potluck style Celebration of Life will be held at Nordman Resort, Nordman, Idaho at 1 p.m. June 27, 2021. Please come and share with us your stories you have of this very special man as I know there are many.