Mozell Bracken, 92, of Baker City, died Jan. 31, 2005, at her home with all of her six surviving children at her side.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Bill Cox of McEwen Bible Fellowship will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a reception afterward at Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St.
Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
Mozell was born at Marion, Ill., on Oct. 20, 1912, to John and Emma Douglas Strobel. She married Edward R. Bracken on Aug. 18, 1929, at Corning, Ark. The Brackens moved to Baker City in 1946 where they raised their eight children.
Everyone who knew her, knew Mozell for her loving kindness. She enjoyed singing, especially to her grandchildren, cooking and was especially known for her Christmas fruit cake and fudge. Children had a special place in her heart. No child was denied her love; her home was their home.
Mozell gave encouragement when people were down the most; she only saw the best in everyone and only gave the best — her heart and her love.
Survivors include her children, Roy Bracken and his wife, Ronda, Paul Bracken and his companion, Vickie Storie, Liz Risley, Peggy Owens and her husband, Sterlin, Joyce McGaughey and her husband, Joe, and Margaret Elliott; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nellie Arnold, Valetta and Red Sumpter, Helen Ennis and Billie Jean Fortenberry; sisters-in-law, Virginia Walker, and Pauline Robison; 29 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1984; her parents; her stepfather, Alfred Walker; sons, Edward R. Bracken Jr., and Stanley Bracken; grandsons, Joseph McGaughey, Bill Bracken and Roger Bracken; two great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild; two brothers, Roy Strobel and Herman Walker; and son-in-law, Larry Elliott.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor