Adolph Moreno

Adolph MorenoAdolph Moreno passed away on April 20, 2020, one week after his 67th birthday.

He is survived by his wife, Shelli Moreno, his children and their spouses/significant others, Elysia and Adam Henderson, Gabriel and Jacquelyn Moreno, Steffeni Moreno and James Bistany, and Christian Moreno and Haylee Ullock; grandsons Grayson and Luke; brothers and their spouses, Joe and Christina Moreno, David and Gloria Moreno, Rick and Nettie Moreno and Henry Moreno; and sisters and their spouses, Hilda and Barry Phillips and Grace and Wade Norton.

He lived in Ridgecrest for four decades and worked the entirety of that time for Searles Valley Minerals. Fifteen years ago, Adolph began a journey to see people’s lives changed. He believed deeply that prayer would heal those in need. His belief became practice and a lifestyle as he looked for opportunities to pray for anyone he came across. Whether it was in the marketplace or at his own visits to facilities for his recent treatments, he would ask nurses, doctors or other patients if they had anything they needed prayer for. Nothing was too big.

Guided by his love for others, Adolph would spend however long it took to pray for any number of ailments: headaches, back pain, disease, and cancer. He saw positive results at almost every encounter, and this drove him to be the man we all knew and had come to trust.

When he was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney cancer last September, he was given only eight weeks to live. His faith carried him eight months, and even through the progression of the cancer and subsequent kidney failure, he never experienced physical pain.

His passing has left a hole in the Ridgecrest community, but his legacy as a man and father who desired more than anything to see people free of their pain inspires all. Those of us who interacted with him remember a friend who loved well and did not waiver in his faith.

In light of recent California state restrictions, the family has decided to forego a memorial at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations to aid with the mounting medical costs incurred can be sent to P.O. Box 668 Ridgecrest, CA 93556.

— Submitted by the family of Adolph Moreno

Story First Published: 2020-05-15