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Hooker, Naomi Moffett Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon

Naomi Hooker, 91, of Pendleton, a former Baker City resident, died May 17, 2004, at a foster care home.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Ritualistic rites will be conducted by Esther Chapter 11, Order of Eastern Star. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.

Mrs. Hooker was born on Nov. 14, 1912, at Junction City to John Henry and Katie Hayes Moffett. She attended school at Lane County, graduating from Crow High School.

She married Raymond C. Hooker on Aug. 19, 1933 at Goshen. They moved to Baker City in 1955. In the latter 1950s, she worked at Jack’s Third & B Market. She worked for Baker Veterinary Hospital with Dr. Billy Kuhl through the 1960s.

Her husband died on Feb. 5, 1978. In 1993, she moved to Pendleton to be near her daughter.

Mrs. Hooker was a member of the Baker City Christian Church and Esther Chapter 11 of the Order of Eastern Star. She and her husband shared a love of children and cared for many other people’s children as well as their own.

She worked in the church nursery and taught Sunday School and was a 4-H and Girl Scout leader. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend.

Survivors include her children Ramona Ann Stock and her husband, Floyd, of Baker City, Naomi Karie Hickerson of Pendleton and Sarah Carolyn Rehberg and her husband, Bern, of Swarthmore, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Velda Moffett Stewart, Faye Moffett and Vera Moffett; grandchildren, Julia Lee Hickerson Lyons of Elgin, Jenny Lyn Hickerson Brown of Shoreline, Wash., Jodi Rae Hickerson of Pendleton, Jay-R Ken Hickerson of Woodinville, Wash., Raymond Alexander Rehberg of Swarthmore, Pa.; stepgrandchildren, Bern Rehberg Jr. and Jason Rehberg; great-grandchildren, Jason Jones, of La Pine, Nicholas Jones of Elgin, and Corey, Simon and Tucker Brown of Shoreline, Wash.; great-great-granddaughter, Kiley Jones of La Pine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hooker; her parents, John and Katie Moffett; her six brothers and sisters, Eunice Taylor, Elithe Crawford, Beatrice Lednicky, Wallace, Cedric and Montgomery Moffett; and her stepgrandson, Richard Rehberg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 21, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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