In Memory of




Obituary for Betty Lou Moreno

Betty (Damron) Moreno, age 78 passed away peacefully in her sleep at Our House Senior Living Center, Cedar City, UT. She was born on August 30, 1943, in San Diego California to Joseph Vernon Damron and Ruth Elizabeth (Smith) Damron.
Betty was raised in San Diego were at a young age she was working as a waitress at her aunt’s restaurant and developed her passion for the restaurant industry. After a short courtship, she was married in 1963 to Fred Moreno. Together they had three boys, were she stayed home to raise them. She was deeply involved in the extracurricular activities of her boys, whether she was the baseball team mom, soccer team mom, or just swimming with them. She was the mother that all children wish they had. Her love for children led her to getting involved with Child Services of San Diego as a foster parent. Over the years she was the foster mother of 6 children ranging in age from infant to 7 years of age. Betty moved to Parowan in 1978. Her passion for restaurants and talent for cooking came to fruition while in living in Parowan. Over the years she ran restaurants in Brian Head and two in Parowan. Crimson Hills, her last restaurant, was known for its authentic Mexican food always served with a smile. Crimson Hills was a favorite with locals, and it remembered by many to this day. She met many people during these business ventures who became lifelong friends. Everyone who knew Betty loved her kindness and her willingness to give anyone the shirt off her back; even though she herself did not have much. She loved the people of Parowan and remained there until she was not longer able to live alone.
Betty was preceded in death by her father, mother, and sisters Dale (Damron) Brown and Mary (Damron) Daniels. She is survived by her three children SFC (RET) Fred J. Moreno, age 59; Troy C. Moreno, age 56; and Nick F. Moreno, age 53. She has 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She will be missed by many other relatives and friends.
The family will be holding a private celebration of life for Betty. Her ashes will be scattered in the family plot with her mother at the Parowan cemetery as she directed.