Steven Moore, 76, of Cozad died unexpectedly at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.

Steven was born June 9, 1943, to Lester and Ida Moore at Joplin, Mo. He grew up on the Moore family ranch, north of Hayes Center, and graduated from Hayes Center High School.

After high school, Steven ranched with his grandfather, Sam Moore, on the family ranch. He was married for a short time then married Helen Suda from Palisade. They lived on the ranch and adopted a daughter, Candy, and late divorced.

Steven eventually left the ranch and began trucking, but never lost his love for the ranch and his cattle. He bought his own truck in 1999 and continued driving until retiring in 2005. Steven now had time to remodel the house.

In 1997 Steven met Gladys Baylie and her son, Sam. Steven and Gladys made their home in Cozad and have been together ever since. Steven was a good man. He was hardworking and liked working with his hands.

He leaves behind his significant other, Gladys Baylie and her son, Sam Baylie; cousin, Sammy (Jerry) Hansen and second cousins, Traci (Dave) Hoatson and Tammy (Terry) Simmons, all of North Platte.

Steven was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Ida; and grandparents, Ida and Sam Moore, Sr.

Funeral service will be on Monday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements, with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service at Odean Colonial Chapel.

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