Mona was born in McCook, Nebraska on March 1, 1924 to parents Ida and Roy Cadman. She loved McCook and, in later life, one of her most persistent memories was of the tornado that hit the town and tore the roof off her family’s house (later rebuilt). As a young girl she moved to Brush, Colorado where her dad was transferred to serve as the dispatcher for the Denver Zephyr railroad. She attended Brush High School where she was a majorette for the marching band. She met her husband, Charles (Chuck) G. Moore, in Denver and they were married on February 14, 1946 after he returned from serving as a Marine in the South Pacific. During the war, Mona volunteered to be trained as a teletype operator and served in that position for the duration.
Mona and Chuck resided in Denver for the remainder of their lives where they raised two children, Richard and Janis. Although her primary role was as a loving and wonderful wife and mother, she also worked at a number of jobs, primarily in the banking industry. Once, while serving as a teller, she was held up at gunpoint. Before being ordered by her supervisor to hand over the money, she tried to convince the young man that he was making a mistake that he would regret for the rest of his life.
Mona always greeted everyone with a smile and a laugh and was regarded by all who knew her as a kind, generous, and non-judgmental friend. She was able to spend all but the last year of her life independently in her Denver home where she enjoyed family, scrapbooking, gardening, and talking to the neighbors.
Mona is survived by her daughter Janis J. Moore and her son Richard C. Moore, his wife, Katherine A. K. Moore, and their children, William C. Moore, Emily K. Moore, and Kevin R. Moore, all of whom live in Denver and the surrounding area.
Mona was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck, and her three brothers, John, Frank, and Ty.
Mona will be interred alongside her husband at the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. Graveside services will be held on February 19, 2016 at 11AM Staging area "A" at Fort Logan National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family would like for donations to be made in honor of Ramona Moore to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Colorado (http://www.alz.org/co/in_my_community_donate.asp).