Marlene Marie Mooneyham, 86 years old, passed away on July 25, 2022. Marlene was born at home in Josephine County on Feb. 17, 1936 to Clyde and Lexie Fields. She and her future husband of 53 years, David Mooneyham, were raised in Grants Pass. They were married on Oct. 23, 1953 and had three children while living in G.P. —Rick(Robin) Mooneyham, Teresa (Richard) Harpham and Kyna.

They moved to Rio Dell in 1959. She enjoyed her family, friends, gardening and eventually her grandchildren and great-grandkids. We moved to Fortuna in 1968, when the freeway was built around Rio Dell. Shortly after that Paula (Oden) Steed joined our family, another sister.

Marlene spent several years working at Crown Redwood in Fortuna. After David retired they moved to Ruth, then Dinsmore, where they spent time hunting, fishing on Ruth Lake in their Bass Buggy. After David passed away in 2006, she moved back to Fortuna to be closer to family.

Marlene is survived by her sister, Shirley (Bob) Allen of Rogue River, Oregon,her son Rick (his sons Jesse and Clyde, her daughter Teresa (her daughter Karmen and son Hank), her daughter Paula (her sons Andy and Jamie Oller, son Evan Steed and daughter April Steed) and numerous grandkids and great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by husband David, daughter Kyna and great-granddaughter Keesha. She will be interned at Ocean View Cemetery with David and Kyna.


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