Vada Moore

Vada Lucille Moore of Anchor Point, 76, died Oct. 23, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

A celebration of Vada’s life is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Chapman School gym in Anchor Point. Her urn will be scattered with her husband, Stanley’s, next summer.

Vada was born Wednesday, Oct.19, 1938, in Bakersfield, Calif., to Albert Squires and Ruth (Buttles) Squires, where she went on to finish her education at Lee Vining High School in 1956 and Bakersfield Junior College in 1957.

She moved to Alaska in 1963, living in Kruzof Island, Willow and Anchorage before moving to Anchor Point. She worked for Homer Air and Warehouse Inc. before retiring in 1998. She volunteered with Anchor Point Fire and EMS, Helping Hands and the Anchor Point Community Association, and won Senior Citizen of the Year in 2003 and 2013. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi and Pioneers of Alaska.

Vada enjoyed beading, gardening, reading, sewing and having barbecues. Her family said, “She always had a smile and tried hard to help everyone she could. She will be greatly missed for a very long time.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ruth (Buttles) Squires; husband, Stanley “Bud” Moore, and sons Sean, Quinn “Pat’” and Scott Moore.

Vada is survived by her daughter, Cindy Maxim of Fairbanks; son-in-law, Mike Maxim of Anchorage; grandson, Jesse Maxim of Anchorage; granddaughter, Michelle Dawson and her three children, JJ, Myah and Decarlo; and niece, Shanna and husband, Marc Roderick and their three children, Neill, Aurora and Ethan.

Please visit Vada’s online memorial and sign her guestbook at