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Ambrose D. Moran, Pleasant Valley

Ambrose Dye Moran was born Sep 12, 1883 at Shelbyville, Missouri to James F. Moran and Mary E. Cliff.

January 25, 1940
Ocea Ellen (Clift) Moran,1859-1935 is buried in Shelbyville, Missouri # 87419695.

April 2, 1915 Yuma Colorado " L. E. French sold automobiles to A. D. Moran and Charles Mekelburg last week." 1917 1920 Yuma County Ambrose 36 and Ethel 37 have Elwin J. 15, Charles A. 13, Bertha 11, Ocie 8 , these three born in Nebraska, and William W. 2

March 8, 1908

August 8, 1929 “Mr. and Mrs. Lutrel Haskins, of Republican City Nebraska, were visiting their aunt Mrs. A.D. Moran... Mr. and Mrs. Haskins were recently married and were returning home from their wedding trip in the mountains.”
In 1930 Ambrose and Ethel have Charles A. 23, Ocie E. 18, Bertha H. Gowen 21, William 12, and Raymond two months.
June 7, 1947

August 24, 1933
September 22, 1938

Funeral services for Ambrose D. Moran, 74, were held at the Yuma Methodist Church on Saturday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Moran died on Wednesday afternoon of last week very suddenly, following a heart attack. He had been in fairly good health and had been able to be on the street to visit with his many friends every day up to the time of his death.
Rev. C. Laffoon and Rev. Willis Goettell officiated at the funeral service. A quartet composed of Thomas Fitzgerald, Richard Brownlee, Richard Hoch, and Ernest Anderson, Jr. sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," and "Lead Kindly Light." They were accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Alvin Perlenfein.
Casket bearers were George Barker, Carroll Josh, Marion Rogers, Frank Kipp, George Fix, and Bert Monk.
Interment was in the Yuma Cemetery, with arrangements by Morris Mortuary. Mr. A. D. Moran was born September 12, 1883 in Shelby County, Missouri and passed away in Yuma, Colorado Wednesday, July 10, 1957.
His youth was spent in Missouri where he attended school and later met and married Ethel Haskins on March 219, 1902.
In 1905 they moved to Republican City, Nebraska where they lived for ten years, moving to Yuma where they made their home on the farm 23 miles north east of Yuma for 40 years.
He has been a long-time member of the E.U.B. church at Pleasant Valley where he attended whenever possible. He was a loyal supporter of every worthwhile community project.
He had been in failing health the past four years.
He leaves to mourn his passing, six children, two sisters, 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1945.
Yuma Pioneer, Yuma, Colorado July 18, 1957


December 31, 1931

In 1940 Yuma County, Charles is 33, A. Rosalie 23, Robert C. 2, and Russel R. 1.
On the same page are Rosalie's parents - Harley Garton 67, Edith 48, Harley 13,

Charles A. Moran died June 2, 1976 at Silver Cross Hospital, Lake County, Illinois following a serious illness. He was born May 21, 1906 in Republican City, Nebraska and then came to Colorado in early childhood. On March 7, 1933 he married Rosalie Garton. Fours sons were born into their home, also surviving is a daughter-in-law.
Charles was the grandfather of five girls and three grandsons.
Charlie was a lifetime member of the the Pleasant Valley Church in the country formerly Evangelical United Brethren, now United Methodist, about 30 miles from Yuma. In Colorado he was farmer. He was a tool repairman until the last couple of years when he and his wife were keepers of the Lords House, Richard St., United Methodist Church. They had an affiliate membership there. He sang choir there.
His father and mother, Ethel and Ambrose Moran, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, his two sisters, three brothers, his mother-in-law, several nieces and nephews, cousins as well as a host of friends.
Yuma Pioneer, Yuma, Colorado June 10, 1976
James Elwyn Moran, Charles and Rosalie's son, died at birth April 19, 1943.

Robert, their oldest son, was killed in August 2008
A well-known Yuma couple, with longtime ties to the Colorado ranching industry, died Sunday when the small plane they were in crashed on its approach to the Yuma Municipal Airport.
Killed were Yuma residents Robert C. Moran and his wife, Dorothy H. Moran, both 71. Also killed was the pilot of the plane, Paul R. Nunn, 63, who was married to Dorothy's sister, Sharrie.
Friends of the Morans said Monday that the Morans were as nice a couple as could be found.
Dorothy Moran's parents, Harley and Naomi Chandler, were a pioneer ranching family in the Yuma area.
Both the Chandlers and the Morans were wonderful people, said neighbor and rancher Tom Blach.
"They were good neighbors," said Blach. "They were good people, good country people."
They went out of their way to be friendly, he said. You could drop by any time for a piece of pie or ice tea. "You looked forward to seeing them."
Barbara Noble, who lives across the highway from their ranch, said that Robert and Dorothy grew up in Yuma, where they were high school sweethearts.
"They were wonderful, fun-loving, lots of laughs," said Noble.
After they married, they moved to Denver and then to California. After Robert Moran retired from a job as a mechanic on heavy equipment, they moved back to Yuma and Dorothy's family's ranch.
Noble said the couple had traveled to Pueblo over the weekend to visit family and attend a charity event.
She said the Morans and the Nunns traveled widely throughout the United States in the plane that crashed.

June 9, 1938
William Moran in 1940 Yuma is a service station owner 22, married to Ester Evelyn 23, Oklahoma, a teacher. She was born Oct 9, 1916 in Choctaw, Oklahoma to Art Wright and Lemmie Whisenant.

William W. Moran 1917-1986 # 47206843 is buried in Fort Collins, with Esther E. 1916-2002.

August 30, 1923
February 10, 1927
In 1929 Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Moran were living at Red Cloud Nebraska.
In 1930 Harlan County, Nebraska, James E. Moran 26 is living with uncle William Haskins 57. Opal L. Moran is 27 niece, married, and Dorothy Moran niece is 6 born in Colorado.

Dorothy was born August 3, 1924 in Yuma to James E. Moran and Lucy O. Morton, had name in 1947 Jean Reynolds, Dunlap in 1957, Jean Moran Church in 1971.
She died in Riverside County, California.

In 1940 Yuma Cpunty J.Elwyn is 36, Opal L. 37, Dorothy J. 15.

James born Feb 6, 1904 , died July 3, 1991 in Sacramento County, He’s buried in Sacramento

June 30, 1932 "Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Moran and Dorothy spent Sunday at the A.D. Moran home.
1942 "On June 28, Freda Butcher became the bride of J. Elwyn Moran."


October 17, 1929
Bertha (Moran) Gowen died in 1993, and is buried in Yuma # 49997293.

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