Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Seley Moore was a long time member of the Alfa community
I was fortunate to meet Seley Moore at many Northwest A.R.O.C. events from the 1980's. His wife, Lorna Moore, was President of the N.W.A.R.O.C. and A.R.O.C..
He had a Giulia Super among various Alfas over the years.
Below is a nice write up about the Moores by Fred Russell in the August, 2017 newsletter of the N.W.A.R.O.C.; please look it up with some photos.
" Last Saturday (July 29, 2017) family and friends gathered at the Bremerton Airport Diner for a very nice memorial for our former club members Lorna &
Seley Moore, while the Bremerton Sports Car Club provided a distant soundtrack of cars and people having fun. Seley passed away last April, while many of you may remember that Lorna died in 2002 after battling cancer. Both were very active members of our club, which is what you'd expect from two people who were passionate about each other and whatever they focused on... cars, jobs, school, politics, travel, geology and friends. Seley, one of a few boys from a Montana family, was quiet and never wasted words, though compared to his brothers and father, he was a chatterbox. He lived life as an engineer, thoroughly understanding the mechanics of whatever surrounded him. He attended the University of Idaho, getting his degree in Civil Engineering before moving around a bit while an officer in the US Navy. Eventually settling in Silverdale in Kitsap County, Seley ran for and won the position of Commissioner of the Silverdale Water District, and apparently did it well enough to get re-elected twice more. Lorna, born in Oregon in 1941, was one of four daughters born to Hugh and Marie Fountain. Lorna had
joked that her parents were both fountains and that the girls were little drips. Seley once said "When Lorna and her sisters get together, they talk so fast my ears can't keep up with them." Lorna married Seley in 1963 and started what turned out to be 39 years of perfect partnership. While in the Bay area, she joined the Naval Officer's Wives Club. It didn't take long for her to run for and become president of the club. Lorna had strong feelings on politics and worked to support candidates multiple times as campaign chair or other roles. Later in life, her activities led her to become chair of the Kitsap Republican Party "the party with the
values of Lincoln"... a group that could use her help again today. Both Seley and Lorna enjoyed Alfa Romeos and joined the Northwest Alfa Romeo Club, becoming very active with events and leadership. Drives, chili cookoffs, parties and national conventions were all key events for them. Following her passions and history, Lorna became our chapter president, then later became national president of AROC in the early 90s. The loss of Lorna was very hard on Seley, taking a toll on him and the family. After a few years he settled into a retirement home and enjoyed sharing stories of life, which included plenty of Alfa club tales. Family and friends each took turn sharing stories at the memorial on July 29th. Dan Jardine brought numerous photos from over the years, showing our many Alfa Romeo club events, our younger faces and happy Lorna & Seley Moore images. If you ever shared a driving event with the Moores, you'd learn a lot about the trees, terrain and history of what you passed, and I could almost hear the conversations in Dan's photos. There was also a display of elephant-themed jewelry that Lorna loved, as well as a memory board and an Alfa Romeo club cookbook. We had the newsletter from 1993 showing Lorna receiving the Alfista of the Year award, which you may know was renamed in her honor after her passing. The stories shared proved the wonderful impact they had on each other and those around them, and reminds us that the club is a wonderful extension of our family.
- Fred Russell"