Hazel Lucille Moorman of Prairie City died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Blue Mountain Hospital after a brief illness. She was 94.
At her request, there will be no formal services. Family and friends gathered to honor and celebrate her life on Saturday, March 20, at the Strawberry Mountain Grange in Prairie City.
Mrs. Moorman's ashes will be taken by her family to be buried with her husband at Redmond Memorial Cemetery in early summer.
She was born June 12, 1915, in Brookland, Texas, to Hezekiah Lee and Lilly May (Dick) Morton. She graduated high school in Hammon, Okla., in 1933. On March 15, 1941, in Weiser, Idaho, she married Richard Clinton "Dick" Moorman. He died in Bend in July 1991; at the time they had lived in Prineville for about 20 years, and were members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.
She was a member of Prairie City American Legion Auxiliary 106 and attended Grace Chapel at the time of her death.
Mrs. Moorman enjoyed family picnics, camping, playing cards, rock hounding, reading, volunteering and traveling the back roads of several states with her husband. They helped raise several nieces and nephews, especially Wayne Volk, to whom they were second parents.
Mr. Moorman did mill work and construction which took them to Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, California, Utah and Idaho before settling in Prineville. They enjoyed playing cards and pool at the Senior Center and she donated countless hours volunteering at Neat Repeat. She also worked for a time at Patrick's Centwise Drug in Redmond.
Survivors include two sisters, Sister Jo Morton of Mt. Angel and Helen Hatfield of Texas, sister-in law and special friend, Joyce Morton; six nieces, eight nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews. Two brothers, three sisters, two nieces and two nephews preceded her in death.
Mrs. Moorman lived at Blue Mountain Nursing Home from June 2008 to shortly before her death. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Nursing Home Resident Fund through Driskill Memorial Chapel 241 S. Canyon Blvd. John Day, OR 97845.