Harold Moran, a man of boundless warmth, laughter, loyalty, and love for his family, passed away peacefully on October 31, 2023. Born on February 25, 1930, Harold's life was marked by generosity and the joy of lifelong friendships. He loved Jesus passionately and supported missions and missionaries all over the world, including building a remote airstrip runway in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, which he dedicated to his loving father, James Albert Moran.
1 John 3:16-18 says, "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth."
Described as friendly and generous, Harold was a man who believed in the simple truth that there were no strangers, only friends yet to be met. His love for his family was deep and unwavering, and he imparted lessons of generosity and love to those around him. A man with a contagious laugh, he was a beacon of light to his family and friends and will be deeply missed.
Harold had a remarkable career in construction development. His greatest achievements included starting his own construction business while working the second shift at Martin Marietta; he had the pleasure of seeing his business grow and prosper over the years through God's blessings including building Denver First Church of the Nazarene. Harold had a passion for attending Denver Broncos football games with his family, the highlight being his attendance at the 1998 Super Bowl win against the Green Bay Packers with 7 extended family members by his side. The family believes this extra support ensured that win!
Harold's legacy is one of profound generosity and selflessness. He stayed close to his friends through the years, creating lifelong bonds that enriched his life and those of others. His warm nature and hospitable spirit touched the hearts of many, prompting a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come.
In addition to his many achievements and friendships, Harold had a special relationship with each of his 16 great-grandchildren. His love for them was evident in each interaction, a testament to his dedication and love for his family.
A Celebration of Life for Harold will be held on November 21, 2023, at 10:30 AM at Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation in Lakewood, CO. Friends, and family will gather to remember Harold's enduring spirit, honor his life, and celebrate the love he shared with all who were fortunate to know him. A lunch reception will follow the service, and then the graveside service will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 1:30 pm.
Harold is survived by his beloved wife of 73 years, Harriette Ann (Miller) Moran, and children Barbara & Stephen White and Greg & Connie Moran; his cherished grandchildren Christina & Peter Selvig, Karen & Travis Olmstead, Brittany & Chad McGuckin, and Neil Moran, and 16 incredible great-grandchildren who will continue to carry his lessons and love in their hearts. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Margaret Moran, his two brothers, Ross and Don Moran, and countless cherished friends and extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations through www.EverLoved.com to be given to Harold's favorite charity, the Barnabus Fund, which was started by one of his pastors to support people in need. Harold donated faithfully to this fund yearly at Christmas and as many times as he could during the year. This fund is based on Barnabus, who was known as a "son of encouragement" in the book of Acts in the bible.
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