Miriam Tittmann Moreng passed away Feb. 6, 2015. Her beautiful and smiling face along with her sparkling hazel eyes will be forever missed. Miriam was a gardener by every meaning of the word. She found peace and reflection in her bountiful vegetable gardens, and joy in raising and nurturing farm animals and pets. She always loved turtles.
Miriam married Robert E. Moreng in 1950 and together they lovingly raised a family including: George (Sylvia), Nathan (Robin), Jon (Carol), Diane (Garry), Michael, Charlie (Mary), and Joseph (Janet), all whom survive. She was blessed with 14 grandchildren: Kate, Jared, Aaron, Kelsey, Jesse, Lauren, Melissa, Stacey, Bridget, Justin, Carley, Kevin, Audrey, Amy, and one great grandson due in May.
Miriam and Robert moved to Fort Collins in 1955 where Bob became head of the poultry science department at Colorado State University. Miriam enjoyed her years working on the family farm and Diamond Peak Ranch. She was once employed at CSU as a seed analyst. Miriam accompanied Bob to foreign countries and, after his passing in 1995, she traveled to Africa, rafted the Grand Canyon, visited Mexico and enjoyed trips within the U.S. She was a true adventurer, never afraid to consume a fried grasshopper, bake a pinto bean pie, or make endless products from rhubarb.
Miriam’s interests included art, reading, weaving, baking, bee keeping, and writing. She loved fishing on Diamond Peak Ranch and was able to continue this passion through her late 80s. Miriam seldom complained and exhibited toughness during life’s challenges.
Miriam’s wish was that she be cremated. A celebration of her life will be held in the spring. Miriam’s family appreciates the love and care given her by granddaughter Stacey, her special friend The Colonel, and by the wonderful staff at Columbine Health Systems. Condolences can be sent care of Allnutt, 650 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO, 80526.
Memorial contributions can be made in Miriam’s honor to the Robert E. Moreng and Miriam Tittmann Moreng Scholarship, Colorado State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, 301 University Ave., Fort Collins, CO, 80523-1101.