Funeral services for James Ray Moore, 77, Lawrence will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2011 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lawrence. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City, KS. He died December 16, 2011 at home.
James was born on December 30, 1933 in Dodge City, KS the son of Glenn and Alta Marie (Beals) Moore.
He grew up on the family wheat farm in Gray County, KS. He attended schools in Montezuma, KS, graduating from Montezuma High School in 1951. He then attended Kansas State University and The University of Kansas where he received his B.S. in Business Accounting in 1963 and his M.S. in Accounting in 1964. He went on to receive his J.D. in Law in 1967.
He began his professional career with the international public accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company (predecessor of Ernst & Young) in their offices in New York, Kansas City and in Honolulu where he held the position of Director of Taxes.
He also served as Director of Taxes for Dillingham Corporation, a multi-national conglomerate at their corporate offices in Honolulu.
He was a CPA and an attorney at the Douglas county appraisers office for 17 years before retiring at the end of 2009. He had certified Public Accountant certificates in Kansas and Hawai’i and was admitted to the Kansas and Federal bars.
He was an active member of the Lawrence Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include two nieces, Carol L. Anderson, Roseville, CA, Susan M. Pueschel, Kamuela Hawai’i,; and two nephews, Steven R. McCullough, Bonner Springs, KS, and Darrel D. McCullough, Littleton, CO. He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Conard, June 2002.