While doing my daily homeschool blog searches today I came upon an announcement that Dr. Raymond Moore has passed away.
Better Late Than Early by Dr. and Mrs. Moore was the first book that we read about homeschooling. This book helped us to decide that we would homeschool our son. I highlighted these sentences in the book in 1990:
During the first crucial eight years, home schould be the child’s only nest and parents the teachers for their children. These are the years when the child requires affection and emotional security more than learning skills, when he shuld be able to get ready for life unfettered by school rules.
Those sentences helped give me the confidence to follow my heart. I also recall that he and Mrs. Moore gave several talks in our area years ago and that my husband enjoyed attending one of them. During that time, he and Mrs. Moore stayed at a friends home and they were kind and gracious visitors.
I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Dr. Moore’s family, friends and the Moore Foundation.
Here is the notice:
Notification of Death
Dr. Raymond S. Moore
Dr. Raymond S. Moore passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, at the age of 91 after having suffered a massive stroke on Fatherâ€™s Day. He is survived by his wife Bernice Reid Moore; brother Charles and two sisters Loraine Webster and Helena Reid; son Dennis Moore; and daughter Kathie Moore Kordenbrock, her husband and three sons.
Over the past several decades Dr. Raymond & Dorothy Moore (deceased) were known and loved as homeschooling pioneers. Together they authored numerous books on homeschooling. Raymond was a missionary, a world traveler, lecturer, author, educator, and a consummate gentleman. His highest goal was to serve God as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian. His family and friends knew him as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend.
Two memorial services are planned in celebration of his life:
August 11, 2007, 4:00 p.m. Tentative
Sunnyside Seventh-day Adventist Church
10501 SE Market Street, Portland, OR 97216-2951
August 18, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Central Seventh-day Adventist Church
6045 Camellia Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Raymond S. & Dorothy N. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund at Weimar Institute, Weimar, CA 95736.
â€œâ€¦for them that honor Me I will honorâ€¦â€ I Samuel 2:30
It is at times like these that our hope of heaven is so sweet.
Posted by Mary