In Memoriam: Charlee Moore 1928-2018

Bob and Charlee Moore 2The OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness is saddened to announce that Charlee Moore, Bob's Red Mill co-founder and benefactor of our institute, has died at age 90.

Charlee lived a full life raising a family and, along with her husband Bob, building a business dedicated to their belief in the power of whole grains to improve health. Charlee's initial interest in healthy eating inspired not only her family, but also people across the globe through Bob's Red Mill products and later through her and Bob's philanthropic generosity.

Dedicated to helping the world understand the impacts of nutrition on the health of our society, Bob and Charlee donated millions of dollars to support nutrition education and research. In 2011, they pledged $25 million to establish the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness after learning about OHSU's groundbreaking research exploring the developmental origins of health and disease.

Today, the OHSU Moore Institute is working to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease throughout life by promoting healthy, nutrient-rich diets based on wholesome foods before conception, during pregnancy and lactation and in infancy and early childhood. Without the vision and commitment of people like Charlee Moore, we wouldn't be able to achieve this lofty goal.

Charlee's obituary and an announcement from Bob's Red Mill provide additional details into this extraordinary woman's life.