Skip to comments.Dr. Raymond Moore, Grandfather of Homeschooling, has died.
Posted on 07/14/2007 12:56:48 AM PDT by Shimmer128
Dr. Raymond S. Moore passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, at the age of 91 after having suffered a massive stroke on Fathers 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.
for them that honor Me I will honor
I Samuel 2:30
It is at times like these that our hope of heaven is so sweet.
One of the first books I ever read on homeschooling. He was instrumental at helping me see the damage caused by the artificial schedules thought up by state school types.
I remember once he called me to discuss the history of the modern home school movement, which I had asked about when calling the Moore Institute.
oh was I ever thrilled. He was such a great man, so kind.
I met him too, at one of the first homeschool seminars I went to, about 14 years ago.
I’ve been a lurker for a while, but your post inspired me to join FR...
My parents both received their master degrees from Andrews University in Michigan in 1973. Dr. Moore was doing his research (I believe with the Hewitt Institute) at that time. My parents often tell of the Friday evenings when they and other students would go to the Moore’s home, where Dr. Moore would share his research and ideas with the group. As a result of those evenings, my parents became ardent homeschool devotees and homeschooled their three kids... They also had the honor of Dr. Moore performing their wedding in ‘73 as well.
He was a great man with a great legacy.
Wow, thanks for telling us this!
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