Joseph Roy Moran Jr.


March 30, 1951  – June 8, 2021


Joseph Roy Moran Jr,  (JR)
Born March 30th,1951 in Everett, Washington.
Passed June 8th, 2021 in Kirkland, Washington.

Survived by
Joseph Moran III, son residing in Everett, WA
Rebecca Robb, daughter, residing in Everett, WA
Cheryl Rueter, sister, residing in Le Mirage, AZ
James Moran, brother, residing in Kirkland, WA

Joe preferred to go by the nickname JR.

He graduated from Marysville High School, class of 1969, attended his freshman year at the University of Washington.  At that time JR enlisted in the Navy and served for six years in the service.  He attended boot camp at Camp Lejeune North Carolina with subsequent training and Field Medical School at Camp Pendleton California.  He joined the Navy and spent his entire military career stationed as support for the Marines.  When JR completed his military service he attended, and graduated from, Texas A&M University.

JR married Caryn Dianne Smith from Houston and they subsequently had 3 children together while residing in Texas.

JR dedicated his life to studying and sharing his knowledge of Bible scripture and theology.  JR had a passion for teaching anyone who would listen.  He had his teaching credentials and taught school in southern California early on.  He has touched and impacted a lot of lives on his journey, he was loved and will be missed by many.

8 Responses to “Joseph Roy Moran Jr.”

  • James Moran says:

    Well my big little brother, how did we get here? When we were kids I wanted you to notice me and when we became adults you wanted me to notice you. How crazy is life. I love you my brother, you were a prince among men. I know you are seated at the big table now! I hope you get to see all those we’ve loved and passed before us. You are and will be greatly missed, your bro.

  • Abagail Moran says:

    Uncle Joe,

    It would have been nice to have more time to hear all your wild stories. It was fun tagging along with dad and visiting you. I enjoyed listening to you guys reminisce about how things used to be… Rest easy.

    Your niece

  • Sherry Rueter says:

    I know you liked JR but you know what? You will always be Joe to me, my big brother. I have loved you my whole life and will miss you so much.
    I am so happy that you get to be with Jesus and all of your loved ones that have gone before you. Till we meet again, rest in peace…always in my heart,your Sis

  • Sherry Rueter says:

    My big brotherJoe…I have loved you and worried about you for a lifetime….I will miss you. The giggle, the stories, the talks about the people you loved and lost….you’ll always be in my heart. I’m so thankful that you are walking with Jesus and all of your loved ones again. Till we meet again…thanks for loving your Sister..even though it was hard for you to say! I always knew it…

  • Rebecca Robb says:

    Well life was not perfect, but we shared so many wonderful memories. Your love for the Lord greatly inspired me to be who I am today. I love you and miss you but I know will see you on the other side. You can finally rest dad and know that I am okay.

  • Criselda ( Cel ) Burrows says:

    My deepest condolences to the family .
    I’ve known JR since March of 2014, since then it’s been a pleasure to get to know him and take care of him.
    He was very kind and easy going, and wants to be independent.
    He’s always been so appreciative to me and with all the staff.
    JR, we will miss you dearly

  • Debra Luck says:

    JR thank you for who you were. Your faith was an important part of all you gave your country, your students and your family. May God grant you an eternity of peace with indescribable beauty and may your broken, tired body be not even a distant memory..,

  • JAY MAR BOLAJO says:


    Thanks for all of the things you taught me through your stories of your experiences. You were such a smart and well read guy. I’ll miss our conversations. I am glad I was able to help care for you these past few years.

    Rest in peace my friend.

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