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Alaska resident Harlan "Hod" E. Moore, 77, died Aug. 31, 2007, at Providence Alaska Medical Center after a long illness.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery on Ninth Avenue.
Harlan was born June 23, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., and was raised in Spokane, Wash. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University and earned a master's degree in soils engineering from Harvard University, where he studied under the renowned Professor Arthur Casagrande.
Harlan, known to his friends as "Hod," served as a 2nd lieutenant in an Army engineers unit in Korea from 1951-1953. As a platoon leader during the Korean War, he exhibited outstanding technical knowledge and conscientious application to duty in the performance of his assignments. He earned many commendations including the Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
Before moving to Alaska, he worked for the Corps of Engineers in Walla Walla, Wash., in the Walla Walla District for 12 years He was past president of the Walla Walla Chapter and Washington Society of Professional Engineers.
In 1971, he came to Alaska and took a job as an engineer in the Foundations and Materials Branch of the Corps of Engineers. He quickly advanced to Chief of Soils. He was awarded the deFleury Medal for excellence and retired in 1990 as the Chief of Engineering Division.
He was a board member of the Bristol Environmental and Engineering Services Corp., a subsidiary of the Bristol Bay Native Corp.
He was an avid hunter and fisher who found fulfillment in Alaska and lived his life to the fullest.
Hod and his former wife, Rosemarie Moore, had five children. Surviving him are: Julie Matthews and husband Skip of Anchorage, Kenneth Moore and wife Anne of Walla Walla, Mary Magleby and husband Kent of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Jim Moore and wife Anna of Walla Walla; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Crollard of Bellevue, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. Harlan Moore was a nurturing father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Moore; sister, Shirley Stearman; and his parents, Dr. Kenneth and Sylvia Moore.
His family added: "The company of his family brought a twinkle to his eye and a chuckle at their antics.
"Hod Moore and his partner and soul mate of 36 years, Karola Stone, resided in the home they built in South Anchorage. Building was Hod's passion and he was a skilled carpenter and craftsman. He worked with a tenacious spirit until the project was completed. In retirement, he traveled around Alaska and also enjoyed trips to Hawaii and several cruises, including the Panama Canal."
Condolence cards are welcome and may be sent to the Moore Family, P.O. Box 110-882, Anchorage, Alaska 99511.
Arrangements are with Witzleben Family Funeral Home.
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