Gene Craige Moran
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 24, 1946
  • Place of birth:
    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 19, 2016
  • Place of passing:
    Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
A proud man, who lived life on his own terms.

It's VERY hard to say good bye. So to you Dad, Grandpa, Papa it's Cya latter!

We spend a lifetime chasing happiness when in fact, it's in front of you all the time. We take for granted that things will never change. My cousin said in a card to us " Uncle Gene was his own unique man" I could not have said that any better. As I write this today I'm reminded that only weeks ago we, my father and I prayed together to the Alpha and the Omega and we both cried. He was saved by the grace of our heavenly father. My dad had accepted Christ into his heart. My life was purposeful at that very moment. Knowing that this journey on earth has ended, Dad's legacy will continue through his children and grandchildren and great grand kids as we all share his story. Dad told his other daughter my wife Kerri Jo the day before his passing, I'll see you on the other side. I now know that to be true.

So how can I sum up my Dads life, he imprinted us all in many ways. He was a self made man, all of his kids have taken this trait to the work force. We lived through the highs and lows together. We traveled the world together several times over. We were a family.

In my(our) last few years with my Dad he dropped his tuff guy exterior. Said how much he loved us all. He was no longer the tuff guy most knew him to be. He was just Dad, Grandpa, Papa and Great Grandfather. He was there anytime we needed him with lots of good advice.

The photos here depict a life lived. We his children were given a good life, we in turn gave back to Dad in an effort to show him we apprecated him and the father he was to us all.

My Mom was his forever ROCK for 43 years regardless of life's turmoil she was relentless to care for Dad and his well being. Mom worked extra hard burning a candle at both ends to make sure in the last years of Dads life he was taken care of no matter what. My sisters Sabrina, Anji and Andrea took extra attention to give my Dad the love he so much enjoyed.

Dad's life was blessed with his many Grand Kid'o's Ashley, Bryan, Summer, Celeste, Truman, Aubrey, Gage and Great Grandson Leon. Lots of birthdays, holidays, singing, colorful pictures and countless stories.

Dad known to his friends by many nick names mostly "Mean Gene"! Will be missed by those my dad loved to harass!

When someone leaves our life and we can no longer see them, or hear them, what proof do we have that they existed? Take a look at our family. Gene Craige Moran(Dad, Grandpa) was here and he imprinted us all.... Peace to you my(our) earthly father.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dan Draney on 23rd October 2016


God bless you and your family.  Very saddened to hear of Gene's passing.  

Thank you for contacting me Sabrina.  

Gene was a good man and friend.  Always enjoyed his company and talks while visiting in Vegas.  Loved our lunches and dinners we had together.  Gene reminded me of an older brother.  We connected right away.  Will miss him dearly.

Jayne, I am giving you a big hug.

With all my respect and love,


This tribute was added by Karin Gibford on 12th October 2016

"I knew Gene as my beloved dear friend Jayne's husband.  I gave Gene a card that told of how much God loved him and the plan of salvation.  Jayne told me he read it several times.  My daily  prayer was he would receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior before his last breath. Thank you Jayne and Mark for assuring me he did just that! What great peace to know Gene is born again and in heaven with Jesus forever.  No more more more more suffering!  I will get to see him again one day too!"

This tribute was added by Yuko Hashimoto on 12th October 2016


You have so much love from your wife Jayne and all of your family.  Now you can rest in peace.  No more pain or fear or tears.

Our Deepest Sympathies,

Yuko & Jack Hashimoto"

This tribute was added by Steve Goldman on 6th October 2016

"We were with Gene, his wife Jayne & his son Mark & his family in Bonita.  My mother & I really enjoyed being with them.  It was Gene's Grandson Truman's 17th birthday.  We all had a great time together.  My mother & I send along our thoughts & prayers to all of your family."

This tribute was added by Ron Goulden on 5th October 2016

"Gene, we were long-distance friends, but I enjoyed out conversations and exchanges. I wish I had gotten to know you when we lived in Poway. I'm proud to call you 'friend'."

This tribute was added by John Moran on 5th October 2016

"Quote by Christopher Walken....“Someday you will be faced with the reality of loss. And as life goes on, days rolling into nights, it will become clear that you never really stop missing someone special who’s gone, you just learn to live around the gaping hole of their absence. When you lose someone you can’t imagine living without, your heart breaks wide open, and the bad news is you never completely get over the loss. You will never forget them. However, in a backwards way, this is also the good news. They will live on in the warmth of your broken heart that doesn’t fully heal back up, and you will continue to grow and experience life, even with your wound. It’s like badly breaking an ankle that never heals perfectly, and that still hurts when you dance, but you dance anyway with a slight limp, and this limp just adds to the depth of your performance and the authenticity of your character. The people you lose remain a part of you. Remember them and always cherish the good moments spent with them.”"

This tribute was added by Stephen Richards on 4th October 2016

"May God & his Universe bless you with eternal wings. You were a loved man & great father, nevertheless Grandfather... And still are.. You are not missed as much you are loved to the highest degree. Until we are blessed to see you again with less hardship, Rest In Peace!
I love you Geneo, SSR
Stephen Richards"

This tribute was added by Dawn O'Brien on 4th October 2016

"Sadly, as a neighbor, I only knew you for a few years but you made an impression on me.
You reminded me so much of my dad, stoic, strong, and kind.
Anytime I needed help you were always looking out for me.
Hanging out in my backyard will not be the same.
I will forever miss our "across the fence" conversations.
I can see you know enjoying an ice cold corona and the best cuban cigar as you look down over your loved ones.
I"ll miss you Gene"

This tribute was added by Neeka Coughlin on 3rd October 2016

"Uncle Gene - thank you for taking the time to find me and welcome me into the family.  I wish I had known you longer - but I am so very thankful for the time that I did get with you...  Love you."

This tribute was added by Michael Keaton on 3rd October 2016

"To my big older younger have made a huge impact on my life through so many of my ups and mostly downs. I thank god for your family in my life. I love you guys with all my heart your dad raised a great son i thank god for the man i never knew. God bless my brother."

This tribute was added by Gerry DiStefano on 2nd October 2016

"I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Gene when he was in Columbia visiting my brother Mark. Easy to see how he influenced and led his family, as he was truly a strong, proud and accomplished man. So glad to know he gave his heart to Christ - this assures us of meeting again and enjoying all God has in store for His children. Until that day, rest easy brother. Mark, our love and prayers go out to all your family....."

This tribute was added by Joe Marquis Jr. on 2nd October 2016

"Gene ever since I've known you I can say this without a doubt, your a man's man and will be truly missed. I can still remember your handshake the day I left for Costa Rica and how strong and firm it was even in the condition you were in. Even then you refused to let anyone feel sad. I will miss you friend I thought of you like a second Father and even my own Dad would not disagree. Your daughters, son, wife, and family will always be part of my life. I know we will meet again so until then rest in peace......."

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