Oramay Hartley passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 8:10 p.m. at the Hood River Care Center. She was 87 years of age at the time of her passing.
Oramay and her twin sister were born May 16, 1930, to Guy Emerson Mooney and Lola E. (Forbes) Mooney. The family was devastated by the Dust Bowl and moved to Parkdale, Ore., in 1936. They settled in Dukes Valley, where Oramay and her siblings attended Centralvale Elementary school and later went on to Odell High School. Oramay met her first husband, Walter Wayne Swaim, in high school and were married in 1946. Wayne was drafted into the army and Oramay traveled to be with him in Germany. They traveled all around Europe, but were very glad to get back home. When they returned, they made their first home on Portland Drive in Hood River.
Oramay packed fruit for 47 years in the different packing houses throughout the valley and in Underwood, Wash. She loved to crochet, making many afghans, doilies, and bedspreads. She and Wayne loved going fishing, spending many summer days in their favorite fishing spot in Prineville, Ore., with their two daughters, Jo and Ann. Oramay was a meticulous housekeeper, a great cook, and loved working in her yard. She loved her John Deere lawnmower and mowed her yard twice a week because she loved the way the lawn looked after being freshly mowed.
Oramay is preceded in death by her father, Guy Mooney, mother Lola (Forbes) Mooney-Mack, identical twin sister, Winnafae, her sister Norma (Mooney) Hayes, her brother Everett Mooney, her daughter Jo, grandson Ike Huskey, as well as her husband, Wayne, in December of 1993.
Ora later married Harland Hartley. They made their first home together in Stevenson, Wash., and then to the Pucker Huddle area of White Salmon, Wash. After Harland passed away, Oramay moved to Providence Down Manor in Hood River, where she made many, many friends. She remained at Down Manor until she got sick and had to move to the Hood River Care Center. Her caregivers loved her because of her spunk and attitude.
Oramay is survived by her daughter, Ann, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, her brother Fred Mooney (Patty) and sister Pat Galligan (Ray).
Graveside services will be held at the Idlewilde Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson's Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Visit www. AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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