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Orlin C. Moon

d. January 9, 2015

Orlin C. Moon, 80, passed away at his home of natural causes on Friday, January 9, 2015. He was born November 10, 1934 in Holbrook, Idaho to Archie Cleve and Ireta Tubbs Moon. He was raised and attended schools in Oneida, Bingham and Bannock counties. He grew up farming with his family until his father moved to Pocatello to work for the railroad in the 1950s. Orlin was later drafted into the Army and he served as a tank driver with the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment. While in the Army he met and married the love of his life, Betty Matthew, and they were married for 49 years until her passing in 2009. He worked for over thirty years as a Carman with the Union Pacific Fruit Express. He enjoyed raising and training both cutter and flat racing quarter horses. He won the Intermountain Championship Cutter Races in 1964 and again a year later after it had been renamed the World Championship Cutter and Chariot Race. He was a phenomenal horseman. He continued to cutter race throughout the 1970s and he raced horses on the flat track into the 1990s. He also liked to play bingo at Fort Hall and he bowled on a number of leagues over the years. He especially enjoyed bowling with the seniors. Orlin is survived by his sons, Orlin Kent and Monty Cleve; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his daughter, Sue Ann; his parents; his brothers, Donald and Gary; and his sisters, Linda Wickhorst and Margaret Thompson. His family would like to thank the caring staff of Encompass Home Health & Hospice. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Colonial Funeral Home 2005 S. 4 th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho 83201 208-233-1500. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11 AM at the Springfield-Sterling Cemetery, 1917 West 850 South, Springfield, Idaho 83277 Condolences can be made to the family online at

Graveside Service

01/14/2015 11:00

Colonial Chapel

2005 S 4th Ave




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