Galen Joseph Moore | 1982 – 2021 | In Loving Memory

It is with great sorrow and sadness to announce that our son Galen Joseph Moore died unexpectedly on January 1, 2021, in Oceanside, CA.

Galen was born on September 9, 1982, in Salem, OR residing throughout the valley his entire life. He had an energetic zest for life making every day April Fool’s Day for those around him, showing his mischievous sense of humor. He cared deeply for humans, especially those in need, taking donuts to the homeless on mornings when he worked at the Doughnut Factory.

While attending Lone Pine schools, Galen participated in Little League baseball, basketball and high school football alongside his friends Ezra, Brian, and the one attached at the hip by friendship and brotherhood Mr. Ben LeTallec. Oh, what a comical, fearless, and dangerous pair they were.

Although he loved hanging at the beach with friends, studying the cosmos, or dreaming of working on an Alaskan fishing boat, the Owens Valley was embedded in Galen’s soul. He craved the outdoors, loved our mountains, eyes gleaming eager to see what a day of hunting or fishing alongside his #1 outdoor buddy, his dad Tim would bring.

Galen was a dedicated Denver Broncos fan, even with a Bronco emblem tattooed on the back of his head. He loved playing guitar, writing songs, and listening to his own distinctive genre of music that made up his playlist called life. Depending on the mood he could be headbanging to Slayer or groovin’ to the soulful songs of Jerry Garcia. Mother and son dancing to Eyes of the World
at a Grateful Dead show and the love they both shared for music as well as his love for his mama’s southern cooking will never be forgotten.

Galen is survived by his spouse Veronica Hunter-Moore, parents Sylvia & Tim Hutchings of Olancha, CA, his father Lance Moore (Carissa) of North Carolina, brothers Dustan Moore (Jennifer) of Big Pine, Colin Moore of Ventura, Jesse Hutchings (Lilli) of Spring Creek, NV, Cameron Moore of NC, sisters Crystal Hutchings of Valley Center, Syeira Moore of NC, sons Galen Acero Moore, Raymond Hunter, numerous nieces & nephews, and stepdaughter Kacie Miller of Big Pine.

Services will be held at 11:00am Saturday May 29, 2021, at Santa Rosa Catholic church in Lone Pine, with internment to follow at the Mt. Whitney Cemetery. Please join the family after the services for a luncheon at the Mt. Whitney Golf Course to celebrate Galen’s life, tell stories and help us say goodbye to our beloved son, brother, husband, father, and friend.

In lieu of flowers, please do one of the following in his name; hug or call your mother if you can, do a random act of kindness for someone truly in need, or stop and truly listen to Galen’s favorite- Estimated Prophet or any song by the Grateful Dead.

Please remember that every person has their struggles, insecurities, and afflictions. Whatever preconceived judgments you may find yourself having-remember that everyone is fighting a fight, and everyone has a story to tell of how they got to where they are.
Please take the time to listen once in a while.

3 Responses to Galen Joseph Moore | 1982 – 2021 | In Loving Memory

  1. Kimberly Moore-Miller (Aunt Kimmie) May 24, 2021 at 11:31 am #

    As Galen’s aunt and also his Godmother, I am devastated to hear of his passing. I was there the moment he entered this world, having driven his mother to the hospital for his urgent delivery, and I would have loved to be able to share in this celebration of his life, and to say a final farewell to him. Galen was always so full of life, and family was truly the most important thing to him. He always told me that he dreamed of a big family reunion one day, where everyone would all gather together and celebrate our love of one another. He was extremely tenderhearted, and was so generous with his love, smiles and laughter. Despite hard times, he was one of those people who always saw the sunnier side of things, and he believed that better days would always come. Galen shared his faith with me, so I know he was a Christian and believer in the Lord. I have no doubt that he is now in the loving embrace of Jesus and the many loved ones who’ve gone before us, and I know I will see him again on the other side when my time comes. I’m sorry we didn’t get the chance to see one another during recent years, but I enjoyed our phone calls, and keeping in touch through Facebook over the years. The memories made with him, especially when he was a little boy, are held fast in my mind, and are captured in photos I will cherish forever. I love you Nephew!

  2. Galen Acero Moore May 14, 2021 at 2:12 pm #

    Don’t be sad that you lost someone, Be glad they loved and are living peacefully on heaven. You’ll always be missed father

  3. S Swann May 14, 2021 at 11:26 am #

    May the four winds blow you safely home, Galen.


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