Kenneth J. Moura
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MISSOULA-Kenneth J. Moura, 70, of Missoula, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18,2014, at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes.
He was born on March 7, 1943, in Jamaica Queens, N.Y., to Jose Joaquim and Evelyn Irene deMoura.
Ken joined the Air Force in 1961 and was a military police officer until he was honorably discharged in 1965.
He was stationed , eventually, at Malmstrom Air Force Base. On Aug. 15, 1964, he married his soul mate, Leona Watson in Fort Benton. They moved to Seaford Long Island, N.Y., then moved back to Montana and had a son and daughter together in Great Falls They eventually moved to Missoula to reside for the next 33 years.
Ken spent many years managing and owning motels in Great Falls and Missoula. In later years, Ken enjoyed working at the Village Senior Residence. A high point in his life was taking his family to meet his relatives in Portugal.
A loving and attentive husband, father and grandfather, his family was his focus and pride. Survivors include his wife, Leona, of Missoula; son, Jason of Missoula; daughter, Anna (Mark) of Missoula; grandchildren, Iona, Joey and Octavia of Missoula; four brothers-in-law and their wives, 14 nieces and nephews; and a brother, Roberto "Bobby" Moura of Portugal.
As per his wishes, there will be no funeral at this time. The family will hold services at a later date.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 29, 2014