Naomi Hooker

Naomi Hooker

Nov. 14, 1912 - May 17, 2004

Naomi Hooker, 91, of Pendleton, died Monday, May 17, at a foster care home.

Funeral services were held May 21 at the Baker City Christian Church.

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

On August 19, 1933, she married Raymond C. Hooker in Goshen. They moved to Baker City in 1955. In the latter 1950s she worked at Jack's Third and B Market and worked for Baker Veterinary Hospital with Dr. Billy Kuhl through the 1960s. Her husband died February 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 Oregon Eastern Star. She shared a love of children with her husband and cared for many other peoples' children, as well as her own. She worked in the church nursery, taught Sunday School and was a 4-H and Girl Scout leader.

Survivors include her children, Ramona Stock of Baker City, Naomi Hickerson of Pendleton and Sarah Rehberg of Swarthmore, Penn.; five grandchildren, Julia Lyons of Elgin, Jenny Brown of Shoreline, Wash., Jodi Hickerson of Pendleton, Jay-R Hickerson of Woodinville, Wash., and Raymond Rehberg of Swarthmore.; two stepgrandchildren, Bern Jr., and Jason Rehberg; five great-grandchildren, Jason Jones of La Pine, Nicholas Jones of Elgin, Corey, Simon and Tucker Brown of Shoreline; and one great-great-granddaughter, Kiley Jones of La Pine.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, six brothers and sisters and one stepgrandson.

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

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