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Woodinville Graduate Parker Moore Gone But Not Forgotten

He was a probably at a high point in his life last night coming off the big win. Parker Moore and the Wildcats’s of Linfield had to beat Pacific University to make a 6th straight appearance in the NCAA Division III football playoffs;

Woodinville Graduate Parker Moore Gone But Not Forgotten

He was a probably at a high point in his life last night coming off the big win.  Parker Moore and the Wildcats's of Linfield had to beat Pacific University to make a 6th straight appearance in the NCAA Division III football playoffs; something the Cats did easily 59-0.

When he went to the 7-11 in McMinnville, Oregon last night after 11 Pm, Moore 20 years old, was just starting his adult life and looking ahead.  That would all change in a moment that he, nor anyone, could have ever expected as a man in the store attacked him with a knife fatally wounding him.  

#44 from Woodinville was Parker Moore. He lost his young life on 11-15-14.

#44 from Woodinville was Parker Moore. He lost his young life on 11-15-14.

Life was taken a short while thereafter from Parker Moore after being transported to the hospital.

The killer actually came back into the store after police arrived and after some sort of interaction and some gun fire he too lay dead.  One Joventino Bermudaz Arenas, 33, had ruined himself and taken a member of the Linfield (OR),  Woodinville (WA), and the Pacific Northwest football community; and more importantly his direct family and friends who by all accounts we have read are many in number and of course suffering immense grief and sadness.

We can ask why God would let this happen or be mad that some insane person did this.  

Tonight however we just all want to offer huge prayers and condolences to anyone this effected.  So many NW prep football players that we have covered and followed are still competing in the the game at Linfield.  We heard many stories and already know what the loss Parker's death represents.

They say to focus on how a person lived and not how they died and I believe that.  From my view Parker was a star streaking across the night sky for all to see.  Watching his High School film showed us a true competitor that could explode off of the ball and beat bigger and faster players.  He seemed to have a laser focus on finding the man with the football and unleashing a hurricane's fury on them  

He was remarkable in this film.  See it here-

Watch Parker Moore's Video from Woodinville High School

When these sort of things happen we try to reflect and connect and support those left in the wake of the tragedy.   What sad condition or dementia Arenas must have been suffering to cause him to take this magnificent life I do not know.  

But he took it and it will never return.  Now the people Parker impacted will forever carry him and his ideals and memories forward.

Sawyer Whalen of Woodinville High plays for Dartmouth now.  He played with Parker Moore and was friends with him and tonight he was kind enough to share his memories with us.

"He was an incredible athlete, teammate, and friend. He helped Woodinville football to their first 12-1 season (2011) in the school's history. He was a leader on the field and in the classroom. He was the type of kid who would never give up. He knew he wanted to keep playing football and never let the whole recruiting process, which can be so difficult, effect his passion for the game and his passion at becoming better whether it be in the classroom or building his character.

Parker was a great guy always laughing and making people smile and that is the thing I think people should remember about him. He was so fun to be around and never made anyone feel less of a person than him.

He was the type of person that made you feel welcome no matter who you were. Our football team in 2011 was the closest team I have ever been a part of and he was one of the core dudes. He was a member of what we called the "Boom Squad" (Linebackers) and he was by far an inspiration to our defense that played so well that season. It has been a rough day for the Woodinville family and it has not been easy losing a brother.

Losing a teammate and a friend has been very hard for all of us especially in such a tragic way as this. It is hard not to be angry because of the way it happened, but after having many long talks with a lot of the guys from home I think the important thing is to remember the good things about Parker, and not necessarily the tragedy of his passing.

Everyone knows that Parker was a great man and was the type of guy I would want my daughter (when I have one) or my sisters to marry. A true stand up guy.

Smart, caring, loving, and a heck of a football player."


Sawyer Whalen of Woodinville, Washington remembered his team mate and friend Parker Moore who was killed November 15th, 2014.

Sawyer Whalen of Woodinville, Washington remembered his team mate and friend Parker Moore who was killed November 15th, 2014.



Another Close Woodinvillle friend and team mate of Parker's was Dane Hawkins- Dane updates our story today with his Memories-


"Parker was simply my best friend. There's no other way to word it. Since second grade we trusted each other, relied on each other, and looked after each other. Parks and I did everything together and I'll never forget the memories we made. We planned our life together. Trey, Parker, and I were going to buy out a culdesac and have our own private area to raise our family and be together forever. Our kids were going to be best friends just like we were.

Parker was an amazing person. He had such an intelligent head on his shoulders and the biggest heart in the world. I trusted him with my life and he did the same with me. The amount of hours we spent just the two of us talking and exchanging advice will never be forgotten. He made me happy and was my escape when I needed it. Parker never let me down and he never will.

I'll love him forever and I'm so blessed that my best friend is now an angel to guide me. I know he will be by my side forever I just wish it was physically. I can't accept what happened and not being angry is the hardest part. He wouldn't want me to be mad though, Parker would want me and our friends to move on in life and make him proud.

Parker Moore remembered by his Woodinville Team Mates

#11 is Dane Parker - #44 is Parker Moore. The two boys could not have been closer-


Parker is and will always be the spitting image of how I want me future son to conduct himself. Parker was funny, compassionate, respectful, and successful. I cannot describe a more perfect person and leader. He knew right from wrong and had the best balance in his life.
I can't listen to certain songs anymore or go certain places because it's too hard but I would have rather had Parker and lost him than never of had him at all. What happened to Parker is senseless and not fair but it happened to him because Parker was a good enough person to move on to a happier place. Parker passed God's test and my only goal from here on out is to make him proud of me. I want to live my life like Parker. And someday when I see him again I know the void will be filled finally and Parker will tell me I made it.
The support from Woodinville and Linfield has been tremendous and I want to thank everyone for that. Most of us will never understand this but it's not something we can understand.

My last time with Parker was in August and I vividly remember him putting his arm around me and saying, "Dane, you're my brother and my best friend. I'll have your back for life and together we're invincible." It's true, when I was with Parker there's nothing we couldn't do. The amount of trouble we got into together, experiences we had, and memories made will be with me forever.

I love you Parker and I always will. No one will replace you in my life and I can't wait for the day I can be with you again. You don't deserve this and I don't know where to begin my life without you're friendship and guidance. All I know is you're the man, you're my best friend, and you're my brother. People always said Parker and I were similar enough to be brothers and it's because we were. We are, and we always will be.
RIP Parker Archie Moore.
I love you,

Dane Richard Hawkins"

 His close friend and Team Mate from Woodinville Added this tonight-

November 17, 2014

Parker Moore is my best friend. I've known him through football for years

but it wasn’t until high school that we became best friends. Parker always had the

extraordinary ability to include everybody. He was always among the most popular

people I knew, but never fit into one clique over another. People were drawn

towards him. He was always a very genuine person who treated everybody with

respect, and that is why he was so well liked. Parker was gifted in many ways, and

he always impressed me with his ability to have balance. He was always a

tremendous competitor with an unbelievable work ethic so it’s no surprise that he

was a great football player and all around athlete. All year round he was a great

example of how to work hard and lead by doing. He was always a successful student.

Parker Moore Was Murdered But Friends Remember Him

"Parker always had the
extraordinary ability to include everybody."

Parker also always had a strong relationship with his friends and family. I can’t

think of a single time when Parker wasn’t there for me. He was strong in his faith

and a great example to me and everyone else around him. Parker also knew how to

have a great time. I’ll never forget our endless memories on the boat in the summer,

road trips, or playing golf in any and every imaginable condition. Whatever the

activity was, Parker would just do anything to make it happen. He was just that kind

of guy that was always up for anything. Parker and I always looked forward to the

future years, and I believe he had much left to do in this life. Unfortunately he won’t

get that opportunity, but he will always be watching after me and all of those close

to him from above, and I am lucky to have an angel to guide me from here on out.

I love you Parker,

Trey Fornelius


What are we or anyone to do? 

All we can do.  Support the family.  Support the schools and communities.  And Remember Parker Moore.    

We ask any of you that wants to or can to leave a comment here at NWPR and we will post them right below this story.  Share the story with your friends and family and ask them to leave a prayer, some well wishes, or any thoughts or memories here as well and we will make sure his family gets them.

Tonight Heaven is holding Parker in her embrace and the Lord is looking down on all of us hoping we protect and love one another.  In times like these they say to Hug your loved ones tight.  

I know that is what I am going to be doing.




RIP Champion - Parker Archie Moore

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Woodinville Graduate Parker Moore Gone But Not Forgotten

Parker Moore Of Woodinville Killed

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  1. John Hamilton

    November 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Dirk, thank you for this fitting tribute to Parker. You capture so much of the passion and leadership we saw on in the weight room, practice field and on game day.

    WHS Coaches

    • Dirk Knudsen

      November 16, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you Coach- We had to do something and this story will stay in our Alumni section for a long time to come. You can see it is reaching a lot of people – already almost 3,000 people have shared it and they are all praying for and thinking about all of you and his family tonight. God bless you all.


  2. Jennifer K C

    November 16, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    My heart is broken and I am completely devastated for his family and friends. What a beautiful life taken so senselessly. My deepest sympathy to his parents, sister, friends, and everyone else this outstanding young man touched.

    • Dirk Knudsen

      November 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Thank you Jennifer – You know all we can do is support and pray for everyone effected by this –

  3. Pete DeLaRosa

    November 17, 2014 at 4:40 am

    thank you so much for taking the time to write this truly heart felt article. Only the Lord knows why this happened and you are right, we can sit here and go over in our minds why this happened, or we can come together as a community and love each other more.

    • Dirk Knudsen

      November 17, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Pete- This is what I am saying. How do we shower his family with anything but prayers and love. Everyday I try to help someone if I can – and I can do more. So for the Holidays I hope we all do- double our efforts to care for each other. best wishes-


  4. Tracie Mashburn

    November 17, 2014 at 8:34 am

    our Prayers go out to Parkers Family and friend all his loved ones,, I am heartbroken, our small town with this tragic loss of a humble young man,,, I just needed to give my love and prayers!! He is looking down on all the love everyone had for him! He is in The Lords arms!!

  5. Sarah Cox

    November 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

    What beautiful words. My son met Parker in August when he went to linfield. They were teammates and quickly became friends. Parker was also his RA. My son said he was exactly as described an incredibly nice guy who was supportive and encouraging. He was a man of his word. He touched many lives in such a short time. My prayers are with his family, friends, teammates and the woodinville and Linfield communities.

    • Dirk Knudsen

      November 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Thank you Sarah- I have 3 boys all about his age and know many families that this touched- I had to say something. He should never be forgotten and his family needs prayers and love now more then ever- God Bless- Dirk

  6. Mary Landmann

    November 17, 2014 at 9:42 am

    That was a beautiful tribute to Parker! Thank you for doing justice to a fine athlete, student, son, brother and friend. Sawyer\’s words were on the mark, impressive and thoughtfully loving. Well said! My heart hurts for his family and those closest to Parker but he was truly loved and cherished by so many. He was one of a kind. I always thought of him as a hero and now he is our local angel. RIP Parker <3

  7. dawn

    November 18, 2014 at 2:52 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, the family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers, May Parker sleep well. I did not know the young man but the story touched my heart. I truly am sorry for their loss

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