Francies Lee Mooney

Francies Lee Mooney, 75, died on June 6, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born Francies Lee Hedges on Dec. 30, 1933 in Fallon, NV., to Keith and Emma (Turner) Hedges and was followed by a brother, Earl Hedges.
    
After divorcing and remarrying, Francies’ mother Emma gave birth to Bud Owen.  Her father also remarried and had a son, Wesley Hedges.

Francies married Donald Thomas Mooney on Dec. 1, 1949. After returning
from the Korean Conflict, they settled in China Lake, Calif., where Don
became a police officer for Ridgecrest Police Department. Francies
worked and retired from the Classified Document Center of the
Department of Defense at China Lake. Prior to that, she had worked for
the postal service.
   
Francies enjoyed needlecraft, sewing,
playing bingo and the Vegas slots. She volunteered in the Senior Center
and loved to take short road trips.
   
Francies leaves behind
her brother, Bud (Sherri) Owen of Arizona, brother Wesley Hedges
(Cindy) of Corona, Calif., daughter, Kathy (Ralph) Corn, of Ridgecrest,
Calif.; son Mike Mooney (Jan) of Eagle Point.; five grandchildren, 15
great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.  She was preceded in
death by a son, Donald Thomas Mooney Jr.
   
Francies and Donald
spent several months living in Eagle Point in 2000 before returning to
the warm desert weather of California. Donald is buried in the Eagle
Point National Cemetery. Francies made a special friend while living in
Last Vegas. Donna Gagnon visited her every day and stayed by her
bedside to the very end. God does place people in our lives for a
reason even if we don’t know why. Francies was an organ donor and her
great gifts will make someone else’s life worth living. Her wishes were
to be cremated and placed with her loved ones that have passed on
before her.
 

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