Obituary: Charles L. Moran |

Obituary: Charles L. Moran

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Charles L. “Chick” Moran died Nov. 21, 1999, at the Hospice of Denver after a prolonged illness. He was born Aug. 27, 1918, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Leo and Myrle Moran.

He enlisted in the Navy when he was 18. He came to Nevada during World War II when the Navy sent him to the Naval Air Station in Fallon for training. After the war, he returned to Nevada and made it his home.

Mr. Moran retired from the state of Nevada as a real property appraiser and in this capacity traveled all over the state. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying. He was active in the Civil Air Patrol and participated in many searches for downed planes in the area.

During his last years, he and his wife spent much time in old mining camps in Nevada gathering and selling stones to artists for sculpting and memorials.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John.

Among his survivors are his wife, the former Fran Rackley, and son, Charles G., both of Castle Rock, Colo.; grandchildren, Thomas and Carli; brother, Robert, of Lacy, Wash.; sister, Katherine Faris, of Council Bluffs; numerous stepchildren and grandchildren and a niece and several nephews.

Cremation was the the Dove Society in Bloomfield, Colo. At his request, his ashes will be spread over the Nevada mountains he loved.

A memorial service will be held after Thanksgiving.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice or any charity benefiting Alzheimer’s research.