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Ray O. Moran

Born: 1/6/1918

Died: 1/23/1997

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Ray O. Moran, age 79, of Coleman, Oklahoma, passed away on January 23, 1997 in Durant, Oklahoma.

He was born on January 6, 1918 in Coleman and lived there his entire life. He married Willie Lee Jackson in Billings, Montana on August 12, 1944. He was the son of M. Liffie and Margie A. Moran.

He was a retired rancher and farmer, a lifetime Certified High School Teacher of Johnston County School system, retired elementary school principal of Coleman, Party Chief - Seismographic Unit - Atlantic Richfield Co. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940 from the Oklahoma State Teachers College (SOSU). He was instrumental in the development of the Coleman Water System and Coleman Community Center. He was often called by the honorary title of Mr. Mayor. Ray always enjoyed a lively discussion with friends and family. He enjoyed teaching, singing and farming. He is loved by his family friends, students and community members.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 200 in Wapanucka, BPOE Elks Lodge of Durant, Johnston County Historical Society, Johnston County Chamber of Commerce and the Church of Christ Coleman and the Oklahoma State Teachers Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a bother, Pat Moran.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Lee Moran of Coleman, Oklahoma; a son, Ray O Moran Jr, of Wichita, Kansas; two daughters, Donna G Moran of Coleman and Margie L Lanning of Midland, Texas; two sisters, Camilla Pevereto of Beaumont Texas and Laine McLaughlin of Coleman; eleven grandchildren, Shelly Carpenter, William Carpenter, Chris Lanning, Jeff Lanning, Sarah Lanning, Tessa Lanning, Kenneth Moran, Jody Moran, Jaime Moran, Kathy Moran and Jarred Moran and three great-grandchildren, Dayton Balderston, Magdelina Baca and Drake Carpenter.