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Glen Edward Moore

Agoura Hills, CA

Glen Edward Moore was born to Madge and Orval Moore September 13, 1930 in Whittier. He passed away September 28, 2017 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks.

Glen was raised in Whittier in a simpler time where he and his siblings attended school and had many adventures together. He was involved in Boy Scouts and enjoyed the outdoors. In 1950, he was called to serve his country in the Army during the Korean conflict. While based in Germany for nearly 2 years, he was able to see much of Western Europe.

After the war, he returned home where he was employed with General Telephone Company. He began his career by climbing telephone poles making repairs to cables. Glen wed Linda Goodwin in 1963. Their union produced two children. Mark arrived in 1964 and Michael in 1966.

If you look in the dictionary under “kid magnet”, you would most likely find a picture of Glen. Children had a keen sense that this man would give them attention and he delivered without fail. Michael recalls hearing a knock at the door when he was approximately 3 years of age. Upon opening the door, he saw a couple of neighborhood children. Thinking that they finally wanted to play with him, his hopes were dashed when the children asked, “Can Glen come out and play?”

Glen was a terrific father. He was patient, kind, caring and supportive. He was very involved in Michael’s life. He took on Little League head coaching duties, was a mentor, a constant source of encouragement and was always eager to listen. They shared many wonderful times together that will be cherished for the rest of Michael’s life.

Glen took Vashti Barnett as his wife in 1978. They both worked for GTE and retired at the same time in 1987. Glen had attained the position of engineer after completing 37 years of service. Retired at the age of 57, Glen & Vashti enjoyed their time together traveling, camping, seeing old friends and spending time with family. At the age of 60, he and Vashti obtained guardianship of Vashti’s 2 year old grandson, Richard Barnett, and helped to raise him in their “golden years”. They did so willingly and without hesitation because of their love and hope for this young child.

While raising Richard, Glen thought it would be beneficial to enroll him in Boy Scouts as it was something that Glen had enjoyed in his youth. Glen got involved as well. Assisting the local BSA Troop #754 in Newbury Park, He helped to mentor and encourage the youth and served as Scoutmaster for 3 years. During his association with the troop, 37 young men, including Richard, earned Eagle Scout status.

In 2009, Vashti passed away suddenly. Glen continued to push forward. He found comfort with friends and family. He loved visiting with people from all walks of life and could strike up a conversation anywhere at any time. He was a joyful person and it was plain for the world to see.

Glen enjoyed everything outdoors; day hikes through the entire trail system of the Santa Monica Mountains, backpacking excursions, the beach and playing cribbage, most especially with his brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Vashti, son Mark Alan Moore and brother Rioh Moore. Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Michael Moore & wife Kasey of Midland, Texas, Brothers Charles Moore & wife Beverly of Fullerton, California, Elbert Moore and wife Pat of Whittier, California, sister Barbara Steele of Tucson, Arizona, grandchildren Megan & Max Moore of Midland, Texas and Richard Barnett of Simi Valley, California, and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Bonnie Schmeski for taking care of Glen’s affairs since his stroke. Your hard work, caring & kindness were invaluable to us. The family would also like to recognize Lois Baker for her devotion, love and friendship to Glen. Your companionship thrilled him and kept him motivated these last years.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, 101 E. Wilbur Rd, Thousand Oaks. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 3 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

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