Jose Mario Morones

Jose Mario Morones was born April 30th, 1962 in San Julian, Jalisco, Mexico to Jesus and Antonia Morones.  He passed away March 24th, 2023, at the age of 60 years old.

In the late 1970’s, Mario made his way to the states. After traveling the states he settled in Wyoming and worked as a sheep shearer for several years.  Eventually he met his beautiful wife Monica Dawn Gonzales, and soon after, they married on May 6th, 1989 in Laramie. They raised four beautiful children together. In 1997 he started working for the Union Pacific Railroad, which he was loyal to for 24 years. 

Throughout the years he had many hobbies he enjoyed that included hunting, fishing, camping, and 4-wheeling, and of course family vacations.  He loved going to Mexican dances, playing pool and poker, but most of all, he loved watching his Denver Broncos.

As many of you know he was a very hard-working man and went above and beyond to support his family in any way he needed to. Throughout his hard-working life he was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer in late 2021.  He fought a good battle for as long as he could.  A fighter so strong who never gave up, but the day came, God called him home.

I will love you forever and always.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Paula Morones; mother, Antonia Morones; brother, Javier Morones; and his grandparents.  He is survived by the love of his life, Dawn Morones; his four beautiful children, Desiree (Gerardo), Andrea, Amanda, and his only son, Mario Morones. He is also survived by his five handsome grandsons,  Antonio, Alejandro, Azaiah, Isaac, and Niko; his father, Jesus Morones; his siblings, Enrique (Christina), Sergio (Maria), Martin, Jesus (Angelica) Maria (Esaul), Joaquin (Stephanie), Isabel (Felipe), and Bertha (Ruben); mother-in-law, Marilyn (Panfilo) and father-in-law Edward; siblings-in-law, Paul, Stephen, Marc, Theresa, Eddie, and Richard Gonzales; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jeanie Ray Cancer Center, 255 N 30th St Laramie, WY 82072, Mario would really appreciate your contribution to go to them.  The family would also like to thank MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston, Texas for their care.

Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. Rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2023 at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Funeral Liturgy will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 at St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.

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Condolences (13)

  • Juanita Grimsley

    Very sorry to you and your family Dawn. Deepest sympathies! 😞🙏🏼

  • Veronica Mehling

    Mario was a railroad friend of ours. Hard working man and a good guy. He will truly be missed. The Mehlings

  • Anonymous

    Dawn, deepest sympathies to you and your family. The Teigen family.

  • Jimmy & Jesica Mora

    We are so sorry for your loss. Lifting up your family during this difficult time. You are in our prayers.

  • Aida Ramirez & Familia

    With all due respect, our deepest condolences for the loss of your father and husband. We too know the emptiness that follows a loss and want you to know we pray for you. My brother loved to talk about his Tios with pride. May he fly high above with my brother until we meet again. Amen.

  • Craig & Melody Nottage

    Dawn, we are so very sorry to hear about Mario. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Martha y Abundio

    De parte de toda nuestra familia Cortez Michel sentimos con profunda pena la pérdida de un gran ser humano como lo fue Mario, nuestras más sinceras condolencias para toda la familia.

  • Edward Cassidy

    Dawn, we send our sincere condolences. The Cassidys

  • Edwin Leyba

    Sorry to hear about Mario, Dawn praying for you and family, take care God bless.

  • Ponciano Villasenor

    Sentimos mucho su pérdida de Mario pedimos a Dios por su eterno descanso y para su familia el consuelo as us corazones, descanse en Paz 🙏

  • Beth Sanchez

    Dawn, I’m so very sorry for your loss. So sad ❤️

  • Anabell Wurth

    Dawn: Dear niece and great nieces and nephew. I'm very sorry for the loss of your husband and your children's father. He will be missed by many, but it is very hard to express in words alone how very sad this is. I love you all. He is with God.

  • Alicia Jane Gonzales

    Our deepest sympathy to dawn and her children. Christopher and I love you all and are very sorry for your loss. May GOD be with you in yours time of need and you find solace in knowing Mario is in no more pain and has made it to paradise with the lord Your souls will be together again someday. Love, Alicia Jane Gonzales


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