Hail Verdugo Woodlands!

With a heavy heart and warm memories, we say goodbye to our “Brother in Follies.” Art Moore. Art was truly beloved by the Dads’ Club and our entire Verdugo Woodlands Community. At 104 years young, Art was the most Lovely of all Ancient Lovelies.  We are, Forever in Follies!

Please remember Art’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Art was always a welcome sight at all the Fathers’ Follies rehearsals and performances and would always be gracious to take a moment with the “New Dads” and allow a photo taken or offer a kind word of encouragement. Art will always be remembered as “one of us.”

Arthur Chase Moore of Glendale passed away on November 8th at the age of 104. He was born in Poseyville, Indiana on March 24, 1913 to Henry Arthur and Mary Moore and the third of ten children. He helped work the family farm and in 1931, after difference of opinion with his father on how to stack hay onto a cart, he hitchhiked to California. He worked for Lockheed Overseas Corp in Burbank, Ireland, Iceland and France, then for Marquardt Corp and Electrolux. In 1951, he married Ruth (Paugh) Cleland. In 1953, they broke ground on the family home on Wabasso Way. Art was an active member for many years of the Verdugo Woodlands PTA and the Dads Club. He was also instrumental in the building of the Youth House on Canada and was awarded a lifetime membership in the California PTA. He loved the Fathers Follies and was active as an Ancient Lovely until last year. He was an Assistant Scout Master of Troup 13, Glendale, where many lifetime friendships were made. More than anything, family was the most important to him. He is survived by his wife of 66 years Ruth, sons Jerry Cleland (Marlys), Pat Moore (Teri) of Fremont, Bruce Moore (Claudia) and daughter Karin Jonke. Also Grandchildren, Debi Larkin-Chavez, Kevin Cleland, Jeff Jonke and Shannon Moore and 6 Great Grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters. Services will be held at Forest Lawn Glendale, Little Church of the Flowers on Tuesday, November 21 at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verdugo Woodlands Dads Club, 1728 Canada Blvd., Glendale 91208 are requested.