Miles James Moran (December 13, 1958 — February 5, 2017) |

Miles James Moran (December 13, 1958 — February 5, 2017)

Miles James Moran passed away on February 5, 2017, at 6:31 am at the age of 58 in Roswell, NM. He had the comfort of his wife Elizabeth Ann Moran holding his hand while he peacefully transitioned to the land of the Lord.

Miles was born in Aspen, Colorado, on December 13, 1958. However, he was mostly raised in Rifle, Colorado, with the graduating class of 1978. During his younger years, he started his hard work ethic as a ranch hand with the Jewells family. Miles was known all around the valley for his fast cars and rodeo chasing attitude. He would have been seen with his cowboy hat and gold rodeo belt buckles. Shortly after high school he proudly became a service member for the U.S. Navy. After a short time in the Navy due to a knee injury, he had his first child with Nancy Gray, her name was Nicole Marie Moran, on May 20, 1979. On July 15, 1980, he was blessed with his second child Miles James Moran, Jr.

Miles Later met his wife Elizabeth Ann Hanson on March 15, 1981, followed by the wedding on June 19, 1982. After attending UTI in Phoenix, AZ, he proudly served with the U.S. Army. While in the army stationed in Germany Miles and Elizabeth had their only child together, Daniel Kent Moran, on September 18, 1988. Miles later returned home to the Roaring Fork Valley in the early 1990s. Miles then went back to college at CMC with the advancement of technology for network engineering, then employment was followed CMC. Miles then started his passionate rewarding career in the Oil and Gas industry as a safety coordinator. Miles then followed the industry for the last 15 years ending up with Concho Resources in New Mexico.

Miles’ memorial service has not been set at this time; however it will be in Grand Junction at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery sometime in March. There will be a short listing back in the paper for anyone that would like to attend when a date is set.

Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

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