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Dennis Moore

October 7, 1940 — October 25, 2016

Dennis Floyd Moore, 76, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Peoria, AZ, surrounded by his family. Dennis was born October 7, 1940 in Payson, Utah, the third child of Floyd Thorstein and Grace Heath Moore. He was reared and educated primarily in Payson and graduated from Payson High School. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in political science and did graduate work at Brigham Young University and Bradley University. Dennis worked in municipal government as a town manager in Coventry and Winchester, Connecticut for over 12 years before having to take a disability retirement as a result of health issues caused by his having contracted a severe case of polio as a child. During his tenure as a town manager, he also served as President of the Connecticut Town and City Management Association and member of the International City Management Association. For a number of years, he was involved in the Rotary Club of Winsted serving as president. Following his retirement from professional life, he served in various capacities in the Town of Winchester including as a selectman on the town council, president and member of the board of education, vice chairman of the area community council to the Winsted Memorial Hospital and treasurer of the Winsted Youth League Dennis is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his lifetime, he served in a number of capacities for the Church including Branch President, Bishop, Bishopric Counselor, High Councilor, Area Welfare Specialist, High Priest Group Leader, Temple Ordinance Worker, Family History Missionary and home teacher. He also served as a missionary for the Church in the Florida States Mission. He met his wife, Donna, in New York City and they were married in the Logan Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on August 20, 1975. They reared their children in Connecticut where they lived for 32 years before moving to Peoria, Arizona in 2007. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, doing family history work and attending the temple. He is survived by his wife, Donna, son and two daughters, Ryan (Rebecca) Moore, Goodyear, Arizona, Karan and Natalie Moore, Peoria, Arizona; four grandchildren, Lauren, Christopher, Aaron and Jacob Moore. He is also survived by two sisters, Judy Steele, Santaquin, Utah and Lorraine (Marvin) Baker, Salem, Utah. A funeral will be held to honor his life on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Peoria Stake Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 12951 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria, Arizona. Prior to the funeral a public viewing will be held at the Stake Center beginning at 9 a.m. He will be buried in Brigham City, Utah on Friday, November 4, 2016. Prior to the burial, there will be a memorial service to be held at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah at 12 p.m. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints General Missionary Fund or the Temple Patron Assistance Fund. The checks should be made payable to Corporation of the President and mailed to 50 East North Temple, Room 1521, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Please include the purpose of the check (general missionary fund/temple patron assistance fund) as well as in memory of Dennis Floyd Moore, 9760 W Echo Lane, Peoria, AZ 85345.

Visitation Details

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 9:00am - 10:45am, Sun Valley LDS Ward Chapel

Service Information

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 11:00am, Sun Valley LDS Ward Chapel

Interment Details

Brigham City Cemetery

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