F M Mooney, 96, died quietly Thursday, Feb. 21.
He was born to Noah and Oleva Stockman Mooney in Vinson, Okla., Harmon County. He was the second child in a family of 12 children. His family moved to Bovina, Texas, Parmer County in the early 1930s. As a resident of Parmer County, located in the Texas panhandle, he suffered through the entire dust bowl period.
He and his family came to California in December 1936 to visit relatives. They liked California and never returned to Texas or Oklahoma.
Mr. Mooney served in the Army Engineers in New Guinea during World War II. He became an industrial construction carpenter after serving in the Army.
Upon retiring, he moved to Oakdale to help take care of his parents where he remained until he moved to the Kiernan Assisted Care Home in Salida.
In Oakdale he may be remembered as the man attending all the yard sales wearing an old style aluminum hard hat. He lived his life very quietly and will be remembered lovingly by many.
He is survived by his sisters; Oneita ‘Skeet’ Warden of Bakersfield, Flora ‘Ginger’ (Tom) Woodward of Earp, Carroll Mendonsa of Oakdale; brothers, Dean Mooney of Modesto, DeWitt Mooney of Palm Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.