Obituary: Wendell W. Moore |

Obituary: Wendell W. Moore

Memorial services will be March 1 for Wendell Willard Moore, who died Feb. 25, 2001, at Barton Memorial Hospital, following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 48.

Mr. Moore was born June 13, 1952, at Alma, Mich. He graduated from Mile High Academy at Denver, Colo., in 1972, and married his high school sweetheart, Donna Vandeman, in 1974. He received a degree in physical therapy from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif., in 1975, and worked as a therapist in Ukiah, Redding, Sonora and Paradise, Calif. Mr. Moore moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1989, and was manager of South Lake Tahoe Physical Therapy Clinic from 1989 to 1996. He started the Barton Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department in 1996 and served as the director of physical therapy until his death.

Mr. Moore enjoyed restoring vehicles, 4-wheeling and remodeling the family home. He was the biggest fan of his sons’ athletic activities and loved spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his smile, sense of humor and dedication to his work.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Donna Moore of South Lake Tahoe; sons, Ryan Moore of San Francisco, Travis Moore of Rocklin, Calif., and Steven and Matthew Moore of South Lake Tahoe; sisters, Doraleen Mallernee of Soquel, Calif., and Marlys Schraven of Columbia, Md.; brother, Quentin Moore of Santa Rosa, Calif. He was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Violet Moore.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m., March 1 at Lake Tahoe Christian Fellowship, 3850 Blackwood Road. Private family inurnment is planned.

Donations in Mr. Moore’s memory may be made to the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League, P.O. Box 17962, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151 or the American Cancer Society.

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