Myral Delbert Moran

Myral Delbert Moran

Moran, Myral

1956 – 2020

Myral Delbert Moran was born December 5th 1956 in Oklahoma City, OK to Herbert Arnold Moran and Kittie Dahleen Moran. He Graduated from John Marshall High School in 1976 and attended Central Texas University.

Myral married his high school sweetheart Gayla Ann Petty on March 11, 1977 and was a devoted and loving husband for 43 years and enjoyed traveling with Gayla to try new small town diamond in the rough restaurants. They also enjoyed riding 4 wheelers together, gardening and growing vegetables in the back yard.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1978 to 1981.  He was a Cannon Crewman in the 18th Field Artillery Battalion.  He earned the Good Conduct Medal; Expert Badge with M-16 Rifle Bar; Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; and Expert Badge with Hand Grenade Bar. Myral attended boot camp at Fort Sill, and was stationed at Fort Hood. He was deployed twice to Germany, from Fort Hood, for six and eighteen months during the Cold War.  His deployments to Germany were part of national deterrents against the USSR. Upon completing his enlistment he was honorably discharged and returned to Edmond, OK, and began working at Nestle-Purina until his retirement after 36 years.

Myral took great pride and joy in his son Coby. He loved watching Coby play football, basketball, and baseball, attending every practice and every game. He was so proud of the man Coby grew up to be. Myral was blessed with a loving daughter-in-law, Jenn Moran and two wonderful granddaughters, Ella Joy and Hunter Elaine. Myral loved being Papa to his granddaughters, and loved spending time with them doing things like riding 4 wheelers, fireworks, fishing and enjoying breakfast at Jimmy’s Egg, Virginia’s and Rocky Mountain Grill three of Papa’s favorite.

Myral loved retirement and having time to do whatever he wanted to do. He enjoyed going to breakfast, playing golf and spending time at the Gun Club. He loved sports and tried to watch as much as he could get away with. He loved hunting and spending time building memories on hunting trips with family. He really enjoyed smoking meat for family get-togethers.  We did the Ancestry test and Myral became very interested in his family history and started researching as often as he could. He has two family reunions we looked forward to attending every year and he would share all the information he found with the family.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Myral looked forward to socializing each month with lifelong friends that he grew up with and went to school with that we nick named “The Old Gang.” We had so much history and memories with them. He also enjoyed getting together and going to cookouts with his retired friends from Nestle Purina, which we did regularly.

Myral was proceeded in death by his parents Herbert and Dahleen Moran; his Paternal Grandparents Rupert and Mary Ella Moran; and his Maternal Grandparents Luna and Kittie Webb. Myral is survived by his wife Gayla, son Coby and his wife Jennifer, and granddaughters Ella Joy and Hunter Elaine Moran.  Myral is also survived by his brother Dennis Moran; sister RaDonna Bellah, her husband Mike Bellah; brother Michael Moran; and brother Doyle Moran, as well as other nieces and nephews.

The family is requesting that everyone please wear a mask.  Public visitation will be Friday, November 13, 2020 from 12:00PM to 8:00PM at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, OK 73003.  Services will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00AM at New Song Church, 3601 S. Broadway, Suite 1400, Edmond, OK, with interment to follow with Military Honors at Memorial Park Cemetery 13313 North Kelly, Oklahoma City, OK 73131.  There will be a room at the service with a video camera for anyone who would like to share their feelings or a story about Myral.

3 thoughts on “Myral Delbert Moran”

  1. Lynn Welchel

    So sorry for your loss.We miss Myral so much,here at Jimmys Egg on Broadway. He always had a smiling face and ki
    nd words for everyone.
    We got a new kind of wheat bread,only get it when they are running short on our normal wheat bread. Myral loved that new bread,I have to agree its very tasty. He crosses mind every time I serve that bread,at first it was sadness,and still is,but it does put a smile on my face when others tell me how much they like the new (mistake) bread.Myral would always say is there any mistake bread left.We do miss him alot,and hope you and your family are doing well.God bless.

  2. Mary Brundage

    I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I have you in my prayers and know the loss of a family member. Peace and understanding to you all.
    Mary Brundage

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