Jennifer Camus Moore
Jennifer Camus Moore
 The woman who died when her car was buried under 15 feet of cascading Columbia River Gorge mud Jan. 13 was a member of St. Henry Parish in Gresham.

Jennifer Camus Moore, 50, was driving eastbound on I-84 at about 12:45 a.m., the rear car in a family caravan. Charles Moore, in the vehicle ahead, was chatting with his wife via cell phone when he suddenly heard her screams and crashing noises.

The landslide crashed onto the roadway amid heavy rain and high winds near the town of Dodson. Charles Moore searched frantically after the slide. Days later, crews are still looking for Jennifer Moore’s car and body.

“Considering all factors, the mission is now a recovery,” said a statement from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

I-84 was cleared, but a portion of the Historic Columbia River Highway is buried in deep mud and logs.

The Moore family lives about a mile east in Warrendale. Charles and Jennifer were about to celebrate their 18th anniversary. Their two children attend Jesuit High School in Portland.

Jennifer Moore was an oncology charge nurse at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland.

“I want to thank all the search-and-rescue teams that have been putting themselves at risk,” Charles Moore told KOIN news. He went on to discuss his wife.

“All of her friends that I’ve ever met, all of her patients, they all say the same thing: She’s a really hardworking nurse,” Charles said. “I had to go off work a couple years ago and she took a second job. She’s a hardworking person and a good person.”

“She was so sweet, smart, helpful and fun,” said Peggy Haskins, who worked earlier with Jennifer Moore at Kaiser. “She loved her children passionately. It's no wonder she is loved and respected.”

Jennifer Moore was part of Oregon’s Filipino community in which she had many friends. “The whole community continues to pray for her and her loved ones,” said Pia de Leon, a leader of the community and pastoral associate at St. Clare Parish in Portland.