Richard "Dick" Moore with Lady Julie
Dick Moore, born in Los Angeles, CA, moved to Albuquerque at a very early age and initially lived on the eastern outskirts of town (population 35,000+). Dick went to school at Monte Vista Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, and New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM where he graduated from high school.
After graduation, Dick went to the University of New Mexico (UNM), took a break and went in the army for 3 years (17 months in Korea), and then went back to college. While Dick was at UNM, he met his wife Julie and they were married in 1963. Julie graduated with a degree in Public Health and worked at Bernalillo County Health Department. Dick and Julie had their daughter Andrea before Dick received his BBA from UNM. Immediately after graduation, Dick went to work for AT&T in Shreveport, LA. While in Shreveport, their son, Richard Jr., was born. The Moore family moved to Baton Rouge & Denver; Julie working in nursing & public health and Dick at AT&T.
In 1974, Dick left AT&T and went to work for a company, in Rochester NY, that sold computer systems to AT&T. Julie became the Director of Clinic Services for Monroe County. The kids grew up, went to college, graduated, got married and moved away.
In 1977, Dick was raised a Master Mason by his Dad who was a Mason and a Shriner in Albuquerque. Dick could have become a Shriner in Rochester, NY but opted to wait because he knew so many Shriners in Albuquerque. Julie’s Dad, Jules Sadilek, was Recorder Emeritus at Ballut Abyad.
While In Rochester, Dick left the computer company, became a management consultant for companies like IBM, EDS & GTE, and subsequently co-founded two corporations. Julie retired from the Health Department and became a very successful contract technical writer for Kodak.
When Dick and Julie moved back to Albuquerque in 2000, both eventually retired; Dick became a Shriner in 2001, joined the Greeters in 2005; was the co-captain of the Greeters in 2007 & 2008 and became the New Mexico Shrine Center Treasurer in 2012.
Julie and Dick have been very involved in the Shrine Circus since Illustrious Sir Bill Broughall’s circus. Julie has been creating procedures so that the wheel doesn’t have to be reinvented each year and Dick has been involved in the computerization of the circus operations. The job isn’t finished but it is a long ways down the road.