Tributes for

Moore, Jerry

Charles Jerome “Jerry” Moore, 84, joined his beloved wife in heaven on January 21, 2014. Jerry was the eldest of seven children, father of five, and a grandfather and great-grandfather. As a boy growing up in Devils Lake, North Dakota, he sold newspapers, worked at his father’s bulk oil plant and was the custodian at the town newspaper. He worked at Shark’s Men Store in Devils Lake during high school and learned about impeccable dressing and how to be an expert present wrapper. In high school, he met the love of his life, Joan Redman; they married in 1950, and moved to Santa Ana, California. Initially, Jerry worked as a hod carrier, until he was introduced to the insurance business, thus beginning a fifty-year career as an extra-ordinarily successful Life Insurance salesman. Jerry cared deeply about the lives, families and businesses of his clients. He helped innumerable families and people in the business community. His unparalled integrity and commitment to community and family created a lasting impression for anyone who knew him. He had a marvelous sense of humor, and a generous spirit. He was the Chairman of the Mater Dei Century Club dinner to raise funds for Mater Dei High School athletics, at a time when fundraising on a high level was not done. He served on the Board of Directors for Providence Speech and Hearing Center in Orange for over 20 years. He was recognized by his peers for his work on the Estate Planning Council and Orange County Life Underwriters Association. He was a perennial member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a top recognition for insurance salespeople. A staunch Catholic, Jerry was a lector at St. Joseph’s Church in Santa Ana for over 40 years. He volunteered with the parish efforts to feed families in need, and often reached into his own pocket to help out. He was an avid outdoorsman, passionate always about hunting, backpacking and walking. But of all his accomplishments, the role of which Jerry was most proud, was that of husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his five loving children, Deborah Moore Brent, Steven Moore, Barbara Moore, Rebecca Moore Flati, Kathleen Moore Turner, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Jerry Moore was known for his kind and thoughtful nature, and a smile that was bigger than life. Throughout his final days, he was surrounded by his family and friends, all of whom will miss him greatly, and never will forget his love and passion for life. A vigil will be held on Friday, February 7th at 7:00pm, and a funeral mass at 11:30am on Saturday, February 8th, both at St. Joseph’s Church in Santa Ana. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the St. Joseph Building Fund or the Wounded Warrior Project.


Mortuary: Brown Colonial Mortuary

Florist: Aladdin Florist