Melba Jean Moran
1922 - 2020
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Melba Jean Moran

Born September 25th, 1922 to Ralph and Rena Siegner in Port Orchard. Her grandparents John and Larinda Gorst came to Port Orchard, then called Sidney in 1888 and settled in Gasst. She attended the all Central School in Port Orchard and graduated from South Kitsap High School in in 1940. She worked for Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Bremerton and for the Port Orchard Federal Housing Authority during World War II. She Married Harry Moran in 1941 and they lived in the Manchester area most of their married life. He proceeded her in death in 2001. She was a member of South Kitsap Artist Sidney Museum and Arts and the Kitsap County Historical Society. She was also proceeded in death by her two sisters, Laurice Hayden and Celeste Reed. Survivors are daughters Cynthia Frawley and Diane Kilgore. There will be a private family service.

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Published in Kitsap Sun on Dec. 14, 2020.
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8 entries
January 2, 2021
Melba was one of a kind! She was a very special lady to me and my mother (Violet) and We loved her dearly Melba’s hugs brought me comfort especially after I lost my Mama. My heart goes out to her family ((Hugs)) may you al feel the love and comfort I am sending you.
Susan Harty
December 27, 2020
Melba will be missed. She was always kind and nurturing. Being around her was like being surrounded by unconditional love and always made you feel better.
Rose Mastberg
December 18, 2020
For over the 3 years that I knew you after I started working at Conifer Ridge Apartments you were a blessing to me and always put a smile on my face no matter what kind of day I was having. I will always remember you will see you when I get to heaven.
Brian Frantz
December 16, 2020
We sure miss and love you. Hard to believe that you are gone
after being a special part of our lives for so long.

We find peace in knowing that you lived such a wonderful long life
and that you are with dad now.

Your daughter Diane Moran Kilgore and son-in-law Walt Kilgore1
Diane Moran Kilgore and Walt Kilgore
December 16, 2020
Melba was the most loving woman. She was a huge part of my youth. She and Harry were very special to me. My love to Dee and Cindi.
Leslie Dolan Gustafson
December 12, 2020
Melba was my second mom! Melba and my mother Charlotte Moore Burrell were best friends for about 70 years. We treasured our visits to Port Orchard and their family’s to our home. Cindi and Dee became sisters. We vacationed at the ocean and state parks. Melba was fun and we loved when she made up plays for we 7 girls to act out!! When I started painting in oils, Melba became a great mentor and full of enthusiasm for my work. Harry and Melba and Cindi and Dee - it almost became one long name - a joy in my life. Its alway a blessing to have a Melba in your life. I too am comforted that Melba is again with Harry. May all your memories comfort you Cindi and Dee! Here’s Melba & Char in high school.

Love, Judy
Judy Burrell
December 11, 2020
we had great summers out at the lake, we made apple cider in the fall, we went sledding in the snow and mom made snow candy. it was an idyllic childhood. melba was a great producer, she was creative and gave us a constant stream of fun.
i miss her and our phone chats. oscar misses her too.
cynthia moran frawley
December 10, 2020
Melba was a beautiful loving person who was loved by everyone who knew her, i called her mom, she would always call me her boy and was so greatful for living here at conifer ridge where she was residing. she loved painting and was so good at it, she did a portrait of my dog bandit boy and it looked just like him, i miss her so much, but she she happy and with her husband Harry now where they will spend eternity together. miss ya momma melba, love always your boy jackson the handsome maintenance man hehehe. she would laigh when i said that. she loved how i would make the ladies in the social room laugh all the time. she inspired me to be a better perdon, for that mom i thank you.
jackson powers
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