Mikel Jay Moreno

January 29, 1988 - May 19, 2006

Mikel Moreno was born in Yuba City, California, beloved son of Julio and Cindy Moreno of Marysville; grandson of Cotton Rosser and Linda Rosser.

Mikel attended Lone Tree School and was an honor student and all-around athlete at Bear River Intermediate School. At Wheatland High School he lettered in football, basketball, track and was a great friend to many. Mikel won many coaches and athletic awards throughout his school years. Most recently Mike was chosen King of the 2006 Prom. He was awarded an academic letter for maintaining a 3.5 GPA and a graduate in the class of 2006. Mikel was accepted at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

Mikel was a fixture at the Flying U Rodeos and PBR Bull Ridings. His extensive talents of mixing the music for each performance; flanking his bulls Monsoon, Reindeer, Hot Water, Waterproof, Water Patrol as well as sorting stock with the crew and feeding at days end. A true passion of Mikel's was assisting his dad in the training of the young bulls at the ranch after school. In 2003, he was awarded the Rodeo Stock Registry "Breeder of the Year" in Stephenville, Texas. Mikel's hobbies included paintball, and it was his "Make a Wish" grant for paintball equipment. Like all young men he loved music, recording tunes into his ipod, and driving his truck with the speakers blaring. Mikel collected sports memorabilia which included collectable cards and jerseys. An avid Kings fan with his dad as well as Mikel was a loyal viewer of the Food Network with his mom.

He was known throughout the country for his courage and strength battling cancer for three long years. Mikel was surrounded by many friends and family throughout his courageous fight. Mikel's legacy will be carried on through the bucking bulls breeding program that he and his dad started years ago with the great sire, White Water. Mikel will be greatly missed in the hearts of family, friends, cowboys and everyone that had the true privilege and pleasure of knowing him. Mikel will be remembered through the foundations and scholarships that have been established in his name.
For details contact: Stockmens Bank, 9340 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95624 (916) 685-6546.

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Mikel Jay Moreno - January 29, 1988 - May 19, 2006

Mikel Moreno of the Flying U Rodeo Co.

Mikel J. Moreno ABBI Scholarship Awarded


I Still Miss You
by Damaris Calderon

It's been some time, since you've been gone I thought by now, I would be strong I think of you, and shed my tears I wonder who, will still my fears.

Your memories remain, inside my heart My soul it seems, to be torn apart You told me secrets, I hold so dear I only wish, you would be near.

I still miss and love you, can't you see I wish to hold, and talk with thee So many things, I could not say And now you've gone, so far away.

You taught me to, in God believe
You said he would always, take care of me So take my hand, and guide me there And save a place, one day to share.

I love you Mom & Dad

No Person is Ever Truly Alone
by Richard Fife

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did
And who they were
Becomes a part of all that we are,

Mikels dog Kemo, and the Schneeberger boys 2009

Mikel Jay at Costa Mesa calf riding he was the Champ

Mikel at Red Bluff Opening Ceremonies

Mikel in his Truck Homecoming parade

Mikel at Homecoming his girls l to R Michelle, Heather, Rachelle, Rachel

Big Mike and Outstanding Football Player played both Offense and Defense his goal was to play at USC

"Great Friends" Michele , Jarret , Mikels dog Kemo an Mikel on his Four Wheeler

Mikel as a baby and his cousin Linsay Lee

Mikel at his Benefit Roping

Mikel "Freshman Basketball" at Wheatland High

Mikel and Marie Fowler Bone Marrow Donor

Mikel with his girls Danielle, Heather, Jessica, Sophia, Katie Mae

Mikel behind the Bucking Chutes his Favorite Place

Mikel and Nic, Devin an Ashley Friends Forever

Mikel Jay Moreno

Mikel Jay Moreno

Mikel & katie Stineman Prom King & Queen

Mikel Jay Moreno

Flying C Livestock