Born: 7/13/1936, Battle Mountain, Nevada
OraLynn Means, 84, a lifelong Moab resident died peacefully at the home of her daughter Jacque, with her loving family by her side. OraLynn, one name spelled as two, hated to be called Ora, (you were automatically supposed to know it was one name.)
OraLynn was born July 13, 1936 in Battle Mountain, NV to Oren L. and Ruby Allen Moore. She spent her youth in Orem, UT, and Green River, UT. She moved to Moab when she was 19 to be near her parents. She loved her six children with all of her heart and soul, they were her whole world. She said they were God's gifts to her. She loved Iris's and couldn't wait to show off the newest bloom of exquisite colors. She was an excellent cook, she cooked at Allen Memorial Hospital for 25 years. She loved making flower arrangements. She loved her collection of gems and knew all of them, loved to show them off to everyone. There wasn't anything she couldn't do. Mama could make a meal fit for an army out of nothing. Mama loved golf and football, she was not a church goer but was religious in her heart and believed in the word of her Lord. OraLynn went back to school after her oldest kids were small to get her high school diploma. She was the hardest worker and never complained (except about other peoples' cooking).
Mama was a very quiet private person with an amazing heart and the gift to make everyone loved and welcome. She loved and would get excited over every birth of her grandkids. She loved all of her families ex's as they were all still family.
OraLynn was preceded in death by her parents Oren and Ruby Moore, her son Lloyd Guy Beeson, grandson Guy Russel Beeson and a sister Bonnie Larsen.
She is survived by her five children, Oren Dee (Dorella) Beeson, Palmer AK, Bonnie Jo (Angelo) Melo, and Price UT. Jacque Amber Roedel, Moab UT. Colby Lynn Means, Moab UT, Stacey Quinn Means (Kevin Sheets) Moab UT. Her brothers and sisters; Roy (Paula) Moore, Moab UT, Harold Moore Moab, UT, Lloyd Moore, Pahrump, NV, Rex (Linda) Moore, Eureka NV, and Trudy Moore, Huntington UT. Grandchildren: Christina Mohr, Scoot (Kim) Beeson, Jeremy (Amber) Beeson, Kirsten (Jeremiah) Avery, Callie Melo, Justin Woodard, Aaron Woodard, Coy(Kalan) Woodard, ThuThuy Woodard, Lucenda Woodard, Jason & Lethu Standage. Great Grandchildren: Samantha(Tim) Marler, Kyra, Taylor, Chase, Keisha, Kaylee, Audrina, Cole Dee, Courtlyn, Terryn, Harlie Jo, Sabre, Gatlin, Malina, Nyah, Kian X, Jace (America), Brendon, Kilee and Kayson Wayne. Great-Great Grandchildren: Ava, Sebastian, Jasper, Korbin, Tempest and Halle. Also survived by Don (Chris) Woodard, Margo Beeson, numerous nieces and nephew's and many friends.
Mama was our hero and inspiration, forever in our hearts, never out of our thoughts. We love you Mama, Remember Me in Memories.
Funeral Services will be Monday September 28, at 11:00 at the LDS church at 475 West 400 North. A viewing will be held Sunday September 27, 2020 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary. Burial will follow the services at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
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