Vera Lorene Moore Muth


Vera Lorene Moore Muth, a WWII veteran, passed away peacefully of natural causes in her 100th year, the morning of April 14, 2022.

Vera joined the Navy’s WAVE program in 1944. She proudly served as one of the 86,000 WAVES releasing thousands of men for duty at sea and in the combat zones. Vera worked as a Navy Communications Specialist at U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA, and was honorably discharged in 1946, receiving the American Theatre and Victory Medals. Vera attended Wittenberg College in Springfield, OH, and had a career as an executive secretary in multiple companies that included Boeing and General Motors. Vera served as secretary for the Vandalia, OH, City Council, and supported community services. She loved gardening, knitting, and was an avid bridge player.

Vera and her husband raised two highly accomplished daughters and had fond memories of watching their girls perform at ballet recitals. Vera and her husband initially retired to Port St. Lucie, FL. and later settled in Boynton Beach, FL. As a widow at age 90, she moved to Kirkland, WA. Kirkland’s lakeside walkability suited her and Vera’s “coffee with a touch of milk” was known by the nearby baristas.

At a Seattle veterans’ memorial dinner, at age 94, Vera received a standing ovation in honor of her WWII service to which she whispered, “I know it is for all of us”.

Vera Lorene Moore was born August 15, 1922, in New Paris, OH, to Orville E. Moore and Anna Grottle Moore. Vera was the third youngest of nine children and is survived by daughter Melinda Muth, (Ian Hill) of Sydney, Australia; granddaughter Jillian Pfifferling (Evren Ozdemir) of West Hollywood, CA; niece, Tricia Moore Stromberg (Russ) of Kirkland, WA; Sandy Marcum of Richmond, IN; and many other nieces and nephews in WA, AZ, IN, and OH. Vera is pre-deceased by her husband of 60 years, Louis W. Muth (2009), and daughter, Theresa Muth (2010).

An April memorial service was held in Bellevue, WA. An urn with Vera’s ashes will be placed in the FL Boynton Beach Mausoleum with her spouse and daughter.