Kenneth C. Moore

Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kenneth C. Moore, 97, former Director of Insurance for the state of Alaska, passed away Jan. 10, 2010, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie and his sons Bruce and Kelly. He is survived by his sister Virginia Hall, his son Casey Moore, and his daughters Leslie Jadin and Kristy Krahl.

Born on Jan. 6, 1914, in Loveland, Colo., Moore graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1937 and served in the U.S. Army in World War II from 1942-45. His military service ranged from teaching recruits to read and write to action as a sergeant major in Gen. George S. Patton’s army at the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, he worked for General Adjustment Bureau in Colorado, New Mexico and on national disasters throughout the country for 31 years, from 1945-1976. His family wrote his record of performance and integrity within the industry led to his appointments as Superintendent of Insurance for the state of New Mexico from 1976-1978 and Director of Insurance for the state of Alaska from 1979-1984. In 1985, Kenneth and Nellie retired to Santa Fe where they enjoyed hiking, camping and volunteering.

In Santa Fe, Moore was an active volunteer with First Presbyterian Church, Food for Santa Fe and many other organizations. He also served on the boards of the Beverly Farm Foundation and Guardianship. His family wrote the motto by which he lived was to give as much as you can and then give some more. His giving actions impacted the lives of all those he touched. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Moore’s commitment to helping others can be sent to Food for Santa Fe, P.O. Box 31086, Santa Fe, NM 87594-1086.

A memorial service and celebration of a life well-lived was held Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe.

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