Joe A. Moreno

J. Moreno PicJoe Moreno, 84, passed away peacefully on April 17 at Laramie Care Center surrounded by family.  He was born May 13, 1931 in Raton, New Mexico to Jose and Louisa (nee. Gallegos) Moreno.

Joe married Benigna Diaz on October 6, 1955 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Last October the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

He served in the Navy for four years during the Korean War and achieved the rank of Major in the Wyoming National Guard having served for 22 years. Being in the Guard allowed Joe and Benigna to travel all over the state.

Joe was an avid horse enthusiast and endurance rider. He was also dedicated to physical fitness and ran in the Boulder Boulder until the age of 73. Joe also enjoyed reading and dancing. He was a general contractor, specializing in residential and commercial construction.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Billie Jo King, sisters Geraldine Lopez and Connie Lauck, brothers, Albert Casados and Benny Sharrow.

Joe is survived by his wife, Benigna Moreno, children, Renita (John) Costin and Ed Moreno, all of Laramie. He is also survived by his brother Louis Moreno and grandchildren Rhyd Moreno, Sean Costin and Katie (Parker) Babbitt.

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Condolences (25)

  • Mary C. Roybal

    Benny, Ed, Reni and family, My deepest Sympathy at the huge loss of your dear husband, father & grandfather, Joe. He always seemed so happy and so very proud of you his family. I will always remember your family as one of Laramie's Best. May God Bless you and give you comfort. Mary C. Roybal

  • LTC (Ret) Dale R. Wood

    Make he rest in peace. Thank you for your military service.

  • Anonymous

    I send my prayers and thoughts to all of you at this time. I remember Joe always had a smile on his face no matter what was going on. Your parents and my parents Gil and Emily were such good friends. The memories they shared when they took trip together sounded wonderful. Love to all of you at this time. I pray that God will help heal the hurt in your hearts. God Bless. Ellen Gashler

  • Eddie Guerrero

    So sorry for your famly. Uncle Joe was always with a smile and helpful and understanding whenever people were around. He actually made everyone at ease and comfortable. I am sure he is in the house of Our Lord. Aunt Begnina, Eddie and Reina, I hope you all heal as this has to be one of the hardest time of emotions for all of you. With lots of love and total respect, Eddie Guerrero and family.

  • Anonymous

    Benny, Renita, and Ed, So sorry to hear about Joe. I just recently found out and wished I had your numbers to visit with you. If you read this Benny, please call me. I am thinking of you and would like to talk to you. My number is 303-817-7107. We had the best of times. God bless all of you. Emelina Garcia

  • Willie and Mary Caldwell

    Our condolences to the Moreno family. I have known Joe and is family for 26 years now. It is with great sympathy to Ed, Reni, Bernie, and the rest of his family, my prayers and thoughts are with you always. Joe was the hardest working man I knew still working on the job sites in his 70's out producing much younger men. He helped me many times while I was in the building supply business. He taught me a lot about the business. Rest in peace my friend, ride on cowboy. You can now put your hammer down, as you are now with the greatest carpenter our lord and father. Mary and I send our love and prayers to help the Moreno family. Love Willie and Mary Caldwell

  • Tyler J King

    Joe was my first baseball coach for midgets. I will always remember Joe as a great person and mentor. Eddie my condolence to you and your family.

  • Kevin Geis

    Benigna, Eddie, Renita, and family my prayers go out to as you celebrate the life of Joe and work through the pain of his passing. As a young man Joe influenced me in many positive ways. His encouraging words, invest of his time to give me support in many different ways has made a difference in my life. I always viewed Joe as more then the father of my good friend Eddie. He was a man I looked up to and respected. I classify it an honor to have known Joe. Kevin Geis

  • Anonymous

    To The Moreno Family... Our Condolences... Ed & Renita... Your Father was one of the Best... From The Dunivent Family...

  • Charles Padilla

    To Benigna, Eddie and family, I'm very saddened to hear of Joe's passing. He was always good to me and deeply cared for my mom and dad also. May God be forgiving and merciful on his soul. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Anonymous

    Rest in peace dear uncle Joe. We all love you and had the greatest respect and admiration for you. Peace in the hearts of your family. Your niece, Mary Ann Gallegos

  • Richard & Virginia Romero

    Sorry for your loss may Joe rest in peace


    thaughts and prayers to the family.Joe gave me my first carpenter job,i remember telling him i dont know anything about carpentry,he told me get out there and work ,ask alot of qustions you will be ok, then he showed me how to read a tape measure,and cut a strait cut..he will be remembered .he could out work anyone that came on the job.he doesnt have to build anymore houses he has a beatifull home in ya man!!!

  • Ken & Sue Patel

    We are very sad to know that Joe, a very goodhearted family man and human being is no longer with us. We pray to God to bless his soul and offer him eternal peace. God give strength to his wife Benina, daughter Renita and son Ed to withstand the loss. Joe will be remembered for his kindness, integrity and work ethic.

  • Anonymous

    It is hard to know if there is any words can be of comfort....I hope so. You have all my good feelings and hope for brighter times for you all! Jean Rehmeier

  • Gary Wade

    Ed, Renita, and family, We were so saddened to read of Joe's passing this week. You are in our thoughts. Gary and Jane Wade

  • Bill and Chris Curran

    Reni, Ed, and family we were so sorry to hear about Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Bill and Chris Curran

  • Ruth & Laura Gonzales

    Our deepest sympathy to the Moreno family. God Bless you during this difficult time…

  • Lee Lopez

    To Aunt Benina, Ed and Renita, My deepest sympathys. Uncle Joe was a great man. It was a pleasure to work with him. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. Love Lee Lopez

  • Zane and Gladys Geis

    Ed and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Your Father always had a smile .

  • Kevin Gleaves

    Joe was an important part of my life. He was a mentor and someone I looked up to in my teenage years. I had a strong desire to work in the construction business. One day I walked on to a project where he was building a home and asked for a job. He said sure come to work. That led to a number of summers working for Joe. He was charismatic and I liked being around him. He was the type of person I wanted to be like. I know his influence has been felt by many people throughout his life. I am glad that I knew Joe. My wife and I send our condolences and love to the Moreno family.

  • The Hohnholz Family

    Our condolences to the family. You are in our prayers.

  • Chris and Erica Mazurie

    Thoughts and prayers. Reni , Ed and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Chris and Erica

  • Anonymous

    Rest in peace, Joe. I won't forget you. -Dave W.

  • Dan Coe

    A great man who will missed. RIP Joe as you ride endless Happy Trails.


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