Lana Jean Moriarity-Ready peacefully transitioned to heaven on November 16, 2020 after facing dementia and lung cancer. Lana was born on April 2, 1948 to William Moriarity and Velma Moriarity (Reaves) in Richmond, CA. She graduated from El Cerrito High School in 1966 and went on to climb the corporate ladder at Insurance Education Association and had a successful career there starting as a secretary then becoming an educational director and ultimately a vice president.
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Lana was married to Douglas “Doug” Ready on October 3, 1982 in Concord, CA. They later moved to Montana and spent time with Lana’s sister and brother-in-law enjoying the local landscape. After Doug passed away in 2006, Lana became a close friend and companion with her neighbor, (Robert) Larry Coons. They traveled together to places like New York City and Australia and enjoyed a glass of scotch on the deck in the evenings and fine food made at home or at local restaurants. Lana enjoyed spending her free time gardening, especially planting and tending to her flowers, and interacting with the wildlife that was abundant around her home.
Lana was preceded in death by her mother, Velma, and father, William, her twin sister, Laura Gill, special friend, Larry Coons, and her beloved dogs Casey and Lucy. She is survived by her brothers Mike (Kathy) and Mark (Nancy) Moriarity and nieces Jessica and Tara as well as Doug’s children and grandchildren. She will be missed by her family, as well as her friends Tawny and Judd Stark, Capri and Walt Musselman, Matt and Kathy Usuriello, and Susan Young and Patty Glen and their families, along with others who have spent time with Lana and cared for her along the way. We would like to thank Big Sky Senior Services, Synergy Home Care, St. Vincent Healthcare, Riverstone Hospice, and St. John’s Wyndstone/Novak Cottage for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Lana’s memory to Rimrock Humane Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.