Ethan Moores Obituary, Death- Ethan Jarrod Langden Moores, 21, peacefully passed away, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at his home in Mount Vernon, Washington, after a 3-year courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer discovered 10 days before his high school graduation.
Ethan and his twin brother were born prematurely at 28 weeks at Skagit Valley Hospital on January 20, 2002, to Traci L. Moores. Once stabilized he and his brother were transported, via helicopter, to UW Medical Center, where they thrived in the NICU through many trials and setbacks. After two months they were transferred back to Skagit Valley Hospital for another month until ready to go home. Conway became their home until the family moved to Mount Vernon in 2008. Ethan attended Conway Elementary School, graduating in 2016. Then it was on to Mount Vernon High School graduating in 2020. Ethan played football with the Mount Vernon Youth Football League, Senior Dawgs, and the Mount Vernon Bulldogs football team in high school.
He was also on the Mount Vernon High School track team and at the state track meet in May of 2019, placed third in the 100-meter dash. Through his grandfather’s research, Ethan had the honor of becoming a member of the Sons of the American Revolution from the service of his 7th great grandfather, Ebenezer Howes, during the Revolutionary War. Ethan is survived by his mother Traci Moores and her partner Shay Sullivan and his son Shay Jr., twin brother Elijah Moores, brother Jordan Moores-Outland of Mount Vernon, sister Aumnee Oliver (Evan Moe) their children Grayson and twins Emmary and Millie of Renton, and Ethan’s girlfriend Kaydee Curbow of Burlington.
Survivors also include his maternal grandfather (Papa) Steve Moores of Conway, aunts Vicki Moores of Burlington and Tami (Kevin) Delisle, cousins Courtney Butler and Bradin Harrison of Mount Vernon, uncle Jim Thorn of Spokane, great aunts Susan (Ray) Luchi of Payson, Arizona, Kelly Wylde of Mount Vernon, Kathy (Brian) Steen of Burlington and Jo Ellen (Steve) Hoag of Stanwood, great grandmother Arlea Meyer of Mount Vernon, as well as many cousins in the area. Ethan was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother (Nana) Claudette Moores in September and great grandparents, Harold and Kay Severson; Frank M. Moores and Kenneth White.
A memorial service and celebration of Ethan’s life will be held on Saturday, July 8th from 1-4 pm at the Bethany Covenant Church, 1318 S. 18th St, Mount Vernon. Please come celebrate and share Ethan’s life with family and friends. Suggested memorials to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, 120 Wall Street 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005-3904; American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741; GBM Foundation, 6350 Lake Oconee Pkwy, Suite 110-117, Greensboro, GA 30642; or a charity of choice.