Jewel Mae Mooney of Prineville Oregon passed away quietly on April 27th 2021 of natural causes at the age of 95. She spent her last years as a resident of Helping Hands Senior Care Center.
Jewel was born February 6, 1926 to Katie and Robert Moore in Arpelar (Indian Territory) Oklahoma. Jewel was a proud member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Mooney Sr., their son Randy Mooney, grandson James Mooney, brothers, Troy, Roy, Hugh, and Ray Moore, sisters Edna Doggett, Gladys Constant also Sloane Mooney an adopted son of Ryan Mooney.
Together Jewel and Homer raised five sons, and her spirit is carried on by four surviving sons and their spouses; Homer Jr. (Judy), Jerry (Jo), Phil (MarCya), and Greg (Carrie) Mooney; nine grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Besides being a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Jewel was the head cook at Ochoco grade school for over 20 years.
Jewel's fondest memories were of hunting, fishing and camping with her large family.
Jewel was a longtime member of the Rufus, Oregon Baptist church and her faith was an important part of her life. She loved reading her bible and telling her family and friends about Jesus.
All who knew Jewel loved her sense of humor and hospitable nature. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at the Prineville funeral home on Saturday May 8th at 3:00 pm and a graveside service on Monday April 10th at the Juniper Haven Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband of 59 years.
In Lieu of Flowers Memorial donations can be made to The American Cancer Society or the Wounded Warrior Project.
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