Betty MoranElizabeth G. Moran, age 76, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2006.

 She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bernard V. Moran Jr.; daughter, Patricia Moran Longerbeam and her husband, Orville; son, Michael Patrick Moran and his wife, Melanie; five grandchildren, Anne Marie Longerbeam, Paul Thomas Longerbeam, Megan Moran, Michelle Moran and Mallory Moran; four sisters, Mary L. Fellencer, Patricia A. Hogan, Gretchen Greismer and Alma M. Kenneth; one brother, William F. George.

Mrs. Moran was originally from Allentown, Pa. She was a graduate of St. Genevieve's College in Asheville, N.C. She was a dedicated secretary/bookkeeper at St. Joseph's School in Petersburg for 29 faithful years and was a longtime active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, August 21, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Father Robert Spencer, celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. A Christian Wake service will be held 7 p.m. Sunday, at the church.
[From Richmond Times Dispatch]

Everyone called her Betty. I can't remember not knowing her or her husband Bernand (err, Mr. Moran). They lived in Petersburg near some other family friends and I can remember vaguely being in her house and playing some games in her den. The exciting thing that ever happened was when I was in first grade, I was climbing a tree in her yard and I do remember being in that tree, but the story is told to me something like this:

[Terry Climbing in the Tree]
Pete: Terry get out of the tree
Bernand: It's OKay, Michael cut out all the dead limbs today-[CRACK Sound]
[Terry falls out of tree and is unconscious on the ground]

I ended up being in the hospital for just a little while and I missed the last few days of first grade… but Betty always felt bad about that… concussion=missed school. Ahh, those were probably brain cells that I would have killed off with beer later in life anyway!

Betty had been pretty sick for a while and from what Pete said that she almost died a year ago. So, one of God's Angels has returned… Please pray for her family as they grieve her loss…

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