Ryanna McClure Moore, 93, was born in the Philippines, the daughter of the late Carlin and Emelia McClure. Her father was a successful American businessman with interests in Manila PI and Albany, Oregon.
The family was in Manila at the outset of World War II and was unable to evacuate before the Japanese invasion. They were then interned by the Japanese and Ryanna spent more than three years in Japanese captivity. Following her rescue by the American 11th Airborne Division she returned to the United Sates and was active in the Red Cross. She was stationed in West Germany, supporting American occupation forces. There she met and married Col. Robert K. Moore, then Capt. Moore.
Ryanna was active in many social organizations, including the Masonic Order of the Eastern Star, where she served two terms as Worthy Matron of her chapter Ryanna, Robert, and their daughter, Marianne, moved to Florida from West Virginia in 1988, where they settled at the Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne.
Ryanna died Thursday, April 9, 2009, at 1 Place Like Home.
A graveside service will be Saturday, August 13, 2011, 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery with Rev. Larry Gamble officiating.