May 13, 1969 ~ February 7, 2020

Born in: Evergreen Park, Illinois
Resided in: Arvada, Colorado

Dan E. Moran, of Arvada, Colorado passed away on February 7, 2020.

Dan was raised in Wheat Ridge, Colorado where he attended Wheat Ridge High School and went on to earn a degree in Zoology from Colorado State University. Dan later found the career he loved; being a firefighter. As a husband, father, son, uncle and firefighter, Dan will be missed greatly by all whose lives he impacted.

He is survived by his wife, Jenn; daughters, Taylor and Madyson; mother, Jean; sister, Jennie; brother-in-law, Bruce, and sister-in-law, Kathy, along with 7 nieces and 10 nephews. He was preceded in death by both his father, William and brother, William.

Dan fought a courageous two and a half year battle with leukemia; an eighteen year career as a firefighter/paramedic with West Metro Fire was unfortunately cut short by this line of duty illness.

A Celebration of Dan’s Life will be held on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 1pm at Red Rocks Church (Arvada Campus), 7100 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, Colorado 80003. A light reception of beverages and desserts will be immediately available after Dan’s Celebration of Life at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Dan’s honor to Rocky Mountain Blood Cancer Assistance Fund:

Commerce Bank

Attention: RMBCAF

8450 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 150

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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Celebration of Life: February 17, 2020 1:00 pm

Red Rocks Church - Arvada Campus
7100 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003

(303) 395-0840

Reception: February 17, 2020 3:00 pm

Red Rocks Church - Arvada Campus
7100 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003

(303) 395-0840

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Dan E. Moran's name.

Rocky Mountain Blood Cancer Assistance Fund - Commerce Bank, ATTN: RMBCAF

8450 E. Crescent Parkway, Suite 150
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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  1. I hadn’t seen Dan in years but I followed his last battle. His kind friendship transcended years. I remember him fondly. Peace to the family. Class of 1987 Wheatridge HS.

  2. Like Kim, l hadn’t spoken to Dan in years, but followed his final chapter on FB & Caringbridge. I have such fond memories of him growing up and pray for peace and comfort for his wife, girls, families & friends during this sad time. ❤️🙏 Once a Farmer, Always a Farmer ‘87

  3. Our family is saddened by Dan’s passing and we send our condolences to his family. We didn’t know him in recent years but definitely remember Jr. High. And we are part of the Colorado Firefighter community and so we would see his name occasionally. He was a frequent visitor at our house in those old days, we all cared about him. He gave us a most wonderful gift once- a black kitten named “M&M”, she was a real darling. I will always remember a very cute young Dan sitting on our front porch eating sandwiches, or riding home from some school event in the backseat of our car. We are so sorry for your loss and sorry for his suffering.

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