Lee’Al Patricia Kooken Moran, “Wowiye pahta wiya” (Ties the Cloth Woman), 38, died Feb. 28, 2023, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She was born Aug. 8, 1984, in Helena. On Aug. 10, 1986, Tony and Jackie Moran brought her home where she joined her younger brother, Ryan, and was later joined by her brother, Jordan.
In 1989, she went to Southside School. She graduated in May 2004. One of hers greatest joys of life was attending school.
She got tremendous support from Hi-Line Homes program in Glasgow and also received care from Home Care Services in Glasgow.
She absolutely loved a wide variety of movies, including Pretty Woman, La Bamba, Free Willy, Home Alone 1 & 2, Ninja Turtles 1, 2 & 3, Dennis the Menace and Beauty in the Beast. Another huge love of hers was music, dancing, singing and marching bands. Singing and music were always a big help calming and soothing her on all the numerous medical appointments and procedures.
Her all-time favorites things were lining up all her ensure cans, cups, drawing and making a mess with tissue and paper. She was always demanding someone get that broom, dustpan or vacuum.
She loved outings which included multiple trips to Williston, Wolf Point and Scobey to the parades to watch the marching band. She also loved going to visit Grandma Bell (Taunya Wasser’s mother) in Scobey where they would play the piano, violin and organ.
She loved going to her Grandma Mary’s house for Christmas and tearing up all the presents she knew would be there.
Her smile lighted up the room wherever she went. Her voice would echo throughout the house, filling it with warmth and love.
She is survived by her mother, Jackie; brothers, Ryan, Jordan, Tom, Cody and Rudy; sister, Maria; and grandmothers, Agnes Moran and Vivian Herschel of Fort Belknap.
Services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Following will be the burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.