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Richard Moore, MD

November 30, 1934 — July 30, 2016

On July 30, 2016, Dick passed away at home as he had lived - peacefully, with dignity and surrounded by those he loved. Dick was born on December 29, 1935 in Hayden, Colorado, the son of Laura and Ed Moore. Dick knew at an early age that his calling was to become a physician. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1960. Dick followed up with postgraduate training in Pediatrics; serving his Pediatric Internship at Denver General Hospital (1960 - 1961) and his Pediatric Residency at University Hospital, Denver, Colorado, where he was named Chief Resident in Pediatrics (1963 - 1964). He served his Fellowship in Handicapped Children, University Hospital, Denver, Colorado (1964 - 1965). Dick was awarded a Wyeth Fellowship (1961 - 1964). He served as a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. As a pediatrician, Dick tirelessly served Boulder and the surrounding communities for over three generations of patients. He began his pediatric practice at Boulder Medical Center. Later, with his wife Phillis, he built his own pediatric practice. That practice continues today following his retirement from medicine in 2007. Always dedicated to the training of others, Dick was a clinical professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During his tenure as a physician, he served as the first Chief of Pediatrics at Avista Hospital and prior to that as Chief of Pediatrics at Boulder Community Hospital. Dick brought his intelligent, concerned nature to his patients and their families always making time to ensure they received the best of care. He loved his patients and his dedicated staff. Mostly, Dick loved his family. He married his adored "City Girl" Phillis Collins on March 15, 1958. Together, they loved and nurtured their three children, Randy (preceded him in death), Laurie (Jeff) Walentine, Chris (Liz) Moore and four grandchildren, Collin and Connor Walentine, Sawyer and Hayden Moore. Dick was a true renaissance man. He could renovate a house, teach his children and grandchildren to fish and ski, brew beer, make sausage and bake bread from scratch. He thrilled in traveling with Phillis and his family. Whether it was a safari through the heart of Africa, exploring the ruins of Europe, riding a camel to the pyramids in Egypt, sailing the Caribbean or touring the volcanoes and beaches of Hawaii - he shared his zest for new experiences and learning with his loved ones. The countless camping trips with his lifelong friends of the "Unbridge Group" were cherished by all. These memories help provide comfort to family and friends as they grapple to cope with their loss. Dick is also survived by his brother Larry (Toni) Moore, Craig, Colorado, Nancy (Gene) Reinhold, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Phyllis (Jerry Booth) Moore, Hayden, Colorado. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS Your contributions will help honor his life and help fund children's causes that he held dear to his heart including juvenile diabetes and assistance for children with developmental disabilities. The Community Foundation, Moore 4 Children Memorial Fund, 1123 Spruce Boulder, Colorado 80302 www.moore4children.org
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