Everett Wayne Mooney, 82, passed away at his home in Hood River, Ore., on Thursday, July 10, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Everett was born on April 1, 1932, in Gillette, Wyo., to Guy Mooney and Lola (Forbes) Mooney.
Everett and his family moved from Wyoming to Hood River in 1936 when Everett was 4 years old. He lived in the Hood River Valley his entire life. After graduating from Odell High School in 1950, Everett joined the Air Force.
In September 1956, he married Margaret Ruth Walkin and they started their building business together. Everett was self-employed as a building contractor for over 50 years in the Hood River Valley. He and his family also ran a small orchard for over 40 years. In his free time, Everett enjoyed camping and fishing with his family.
Everett is survived by his wife, Margaret (Marge) Mooney; his son Guy (Alisa); daughter Sherry (Annie) Mooney, of Seattle; and son Grant (Ginnie) Mooney; grandchildren Brandon (Alisha) Mooney and Colton Mooney, of Herriman, Utah; and one great-grandchild, Reagan Mooney (Brandon and Alisha).
Everett is also survived by sisters Oramay Hartley and Patty (Ray) Galligan, and brother Fred (Patty) Mooney, all of Hood River.
He was preceded in death by his son Greg Mooney and his sisters Winnafae Adams and Norma Lee Hayes.
Visitation viewing is set for Wednesday, July 16, from 5-8 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center, 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Graveside services are set for Thursday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Butte Cemetery, 2687 Van Horn Drive. Please join the family in celebrating Everett’s life at the family farm immediately after the graveside service at 4776 Highway 35, Hood River.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Gorge in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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