RED BLUFF, Calif. - Representatives from the "Red Bluff Round-Up" announced on Friday that the former longtime director and president of the popular rodeo Frank Moore has passed away at the age of 88.
Reps write in a press release that Moore passed away while surrounded by family and friends on Nov. 14, 2020.
Moore is known in the community as an icon, graduating from Red Bluff High School in 1951. Soon after that he was drafted into the Army and served stateside during the Korean War.
After he was discharged he was asked to join the "Round-Up" as a volunteer. During the early 1960s Moore brought the Northern California franchise of the Portland Glove Company, with a route that extended as far north as Yreka, Calif., east to Reno, Nev., and south to the Bay area. Loved ones describe him as hard-working, and he eventually became regional manager.
He worked for Portland Glove and Wells Lamont for 35 years before retiring.
He eventually became president of the "Round-Up," 1991 and served in that role till 2003.
Moore was a member of the Red Bluff Elks Lodge for more than 64 years and hosted their annual Trail Ride at the Nunes Ranch in Viola for more than twenty years.
If anyone is interested in honoring Moore's life, donations can be made to the "Frank Moore Scholarship."
Contributions can be mailed or delivered to the "Red Bluff Round-Up," attention Frank Moore Memorial Scholarship, 670 Antelope Blvd. Suite 2, Red Bluff, California, 96080.
No word yet on services being held for Moore.