March 15, 2009

Needles boy passes away

Tom More, 11/9/1919 - 3/4/2009

Orange County Register

With wonderful memories and saddened hearts we say goodbye to Tom More, aka the "Pigeon Boy". He faithfully released a flock of pigeons during kickoff at Fremont High School every football season; also famous for his "T. More was here" everywhere.

He was 89.

Born in Needles, Ca., raised in Los Angeles only to return to Needles to become a Conductor on the Santa Fe Railroad. He delighted the passengers with folklore of the Indians, desert flowers, turtles, landmarks and the "Harvey Girls".

Blessed husband of Corinne; father of John (deceased) and Chris and daughters-in-law, Anne and Lynn; grandfather of five; great-grandfather of four; uncle to two nieces and three nephews; one sister, Mabel More Schargitz.

He will be greatly missed. A picnic will be held March 28, starting at 1:00 p.m. at Catfish Paradise Park, AZ. Corinne Moore 1-760-326-5005.