Gerald Lowell Moran
August 18, 1933 – April 5, 2021
Gerald Lowell Moran 87, passed away April 5th at Spring Creek Healthcare Center in Ft.Collins, CO. He was born August 18th,1933 to Gerald Olin Moran and Ruth Daisy Rogerson in Ft. Morgan, CO. He grew up in Walden,CO and graduated from Jackson County High School. He later then joined the military and a short time later was honorably discharged.
Lowell lived a full life and lived it like he wanted. He was a well known rancher and "North Parker" having lived his whole life in and around Walden, CO. To him there was no greater place on earth.
Lowell is preceded in death by both his parents Olin and Ruth, his wife Karolyn, his two children Kenny and Kristy, his two siblings Robert "Lawerance" and Shirley, and his stepson Greg Buethe.
He is survived by his step daughter Kim Simonson and her family, step daughter Brenda Lang and her family, step daughter Roxann Rupar and family, Marina Finkey and her family, his sister in law Kerry Moran, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He will be truly missed by his friends and family and his daily visits to the Moose Creek Cafe for coffee or the Stockman Bar for a game of crib. Lowell didn't want any kind of service but a memorial will be held at a later date.
Gerald Lowell Moran
April 8, 2021
Good-bye, old-timer. 😢. You lived a full life and that stubborn streak lasted you well into years I didn’t think you’d achieve - I give you kudos for your determination and being hell-bent on making it, I admire you! So much stronger than you looked, you ‘gave ‘em hell’ til the end, Crow.
Thank you for all your patience with our family all these years, I’m going to miss the orneriness and ear-to-ear grins you wore with those devil horns perched under your hat. 😆. Rancher or not, your humor was contagious! I’m grateful to have known you & adored viewing the good you shared with your beloved community, as well as my mother, Karolyn. You tolerated each other so well. 💕
Your contribution to Civil Air Patrol was commendable to my twin Sons who chose to follow in your path. Fellow Pilot and officer to the Air Patrol was viewed with great interest and respect. Thank you for your service and, additionally, to the Armed Forces of the Military. As a Grandfather & father image, we got to share the best of both! We all loved listening to your past stories, even if we had to pry them out of you. 🥰
Lastly, “Peace to You”, ✝️ you’ve earned it! These last years have been hard on you and personally, I’m glad to see you finally rest, though I will think of you often, with fondness and always with Love. ❤️ Please tell Mom we miss her, too.
Photo shown is from 1985
April 7, 2021
I remember those farm animals you had and the chickens in the hen house and having AJ go get the eggs with you when he was little. AJ talked about his last visit with you at the house when he popped in recently, after not seeing you for a long time. He says you got right out of your chair and recognized him right away and shook his hand. AJ really enjoyed seeing you! You made a lasting impression on AJ ever since he was little.
You were always up early during the hay season to get out on the tractor to help other farmers cut the hay or fertilize. Always a hard worker!!!
You welcomed my family into your home at anytime. When I asked you how are you doing, you would always say “terrible” but usually with a smile. You were always very kind and would do anything for everyone if they needed help!!
When you drove to town I remember you only driving maybe 10 to 15 miles an hour and I’m sure people wondered if you were going to get where you were going.
I have many more memories of family getting together for holidays and birthdays and could rattle on and on.
I’m sure heaven is a great place to be and now you are with mom again! You will be missed!!
Roxie and Family