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Annette Mae Mooney September 16, 1943 - January 9, 2021

Annette Mae Mooney

Annette Mae Mooney, age 77, passed away peacefully January 9, 2021 in Boise, Idaho as a result of congestive heart failure. She was born September 16, 1943 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Walter and Mae Pancheri, the third of four children and the first daughter. She had two older brothers, Odell and Jerry and a younger sister and best friend Gloria. She grew up in the farming community of Osgood, just outside of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

She attended Idaho Falls High School and graduated in 1961. Education was one of her top priorities and she instilled this in her children and grandchildren. She said, “I feel that education is the key to success.” She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Idaho, Moscow with a Bachelor of Science in Science and Home Economics and later completed two master’s degrees at Boise State University, first a Master of Business Administration and then a Master of Public Administration.

During her first quarter of undergraduate studies, she changed universities in order to marry Charles Edward Mooney II (Chuck), a high school classmate from Idaho Falls. They welcomed their first child, Charles Edward Mooney III in 1963. They lived in Moscow until Charles’ graduation from law school and then moved the family to Seattle. Before their move to Seattle, while at home in Idaho Falls for the summer, Annette gave birth to their second child, a girl they named Kristin Anne. They were in Seattle for a couple of years and this is where she gave birth to their third child, a girl they named Mardi Lynn. After her divorce from Chuck, she moved the family to Boise, Idaho.

Annette also thought hard work was an important attribute and demonstrated this by always working 2-3 jobs throughout her career. She worked for Boise Cascade for 9 years before going to work for the City of Boise as the City Clerk for almost 30 years. Her side jobs included Marriott, Hickory Farms, The Mode and Best. She taught her children and grandchildren that working was a joy and should be enjoyed.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved teaching Relief Society, visiting teaching/ministering, and genealogy especially indexing. So, you can imagine her joy when she discovered she was a descendant of the pilgrims of the Mayflower. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and the Society of Mayflower Descendants and was part of The Great Expectations book club for decades. One of her favorite past times was spending time in her yard, she loved her vegetable and flower gardens. When not in her garden, she enjoyed attending many sports competitions, dance and music recitals, and other activities her grandchildren participated in. She was their biggest fan.

Annette loved to travel. In her lifetime, she was able to visit Columbia and Peru in South America; Italy, Greece, Austria, Sweden and England in Europe; Thailand in Asia; Cancun in Mexico; Hawaii and Alaska and most the United States. One of her favorite destinations was Disney World with her children and grandchildren.

Annette is survived by her three children Charles (Bonnie) Mooney, Kristin (Chris) Sparks, and Mardi (Jim) Munn. She has eight grandchildren that adored her: Joelle (Eric) Gonzalez, Josh Mooney, Jaela Mooney, Jadrian Mooney, Maire McDonough, Michael McDonough, Chevelle Sparks, and Cordell Sparks. She is also survived by her sister Gloria (Steve) Ludlow and her three sisters-in-law’s: Marylyn Pancheri, Carol Jo Harker, and Jill (Larry) Foltz. She also has many nieces and nephews that she enjoyed spending time with. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two older brothers.

Our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt will always have a special place in our hearts.

Her children would like to thank the nurses and doctors that took care of her at St. Luke’s, they were especially kind.

A private funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm noon, on Friday, January 15, 2020.  To attend the service virtually, please visit: https://youtube.com/channel/UCLDZ7tKuuyfma_wVlHJLswQ

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A private funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm noon, on Friday, January 15, 2020.  To attend the service virtually, please visit: https://youtube.com/channel/UCLDZ7tKuuyfma_wVlHJLswQ

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    Marvis Firmage says

    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. She is an amazing lady and I have fond memories of her, especially as she worked in her beautiful garden.
    The picture of her is just as I remember her. She enriched my life.

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    Connie Carlson says

    Larry and I knew Charles and Annette from I. F. High, where Charles, Annette and Larry were classmates and then we lived by them at the University of Idaho in the fall of 1961 to the spring of 1962. They were dear friends. Annette had such a great laugh and a wonderful smile. She was smart and talented and a very gracious lady. We will miss her.
    Larry and Connie) Carlson

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    Marie Jensen says

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. I have so many fond memories of being with her. Sometimes at DUP, sometimes at single Family Home evening, sometimes at Book Club. Also, being in her home as her Visiting Teacher.. Her garden and yard was the best in the neighborhood. She taught me so much about growing food in my yard. I will miss her! I love the picture, she always had a smile on her face.

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    Charlotte Howard says

    As a member of a wonderful group of book-lovers with Annette, I know we each will miss our dear friend every month. We have enjoyed her happy countenance, her amazing insights, her ever-changing delightful home, her giggle and her generosity for over 40 years. No need to say how much we will miss her. Thanks, Annette, for all you have given us.

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    Sherry Bithell says

    I have so many fond memories of knowing Annette for 55 years. I always admired her work ethic and her love for education. In addition, Annette knew how to have fun. Our time goes back to the University of Idaho and the law wives bridge group, then picking up where we all left off when we arrived in Boise. Our bridge games were led by Barbara and then as our lives took separate turns, bridge dwindled down to dinner with Annette, Barbara, Jackie, JoAnn and Sherry. We would meet several times a year for an evening of merriment and fine dining. I will miss Annette at those dinners. Annette and I drove together to those dinners and often discussed our Church callings. From those discussions I know Annette had a deep love for the Church and Jesus Christ. She was a good steward of her talents and was accomplished in so many ways. I will miss her.

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    Charlene Smith says

    I, too, am a member of the book club. I was one of the later members but still had association for many years with her. I was impressed with her professional accomplishments, her education attainments and her wisdom. I looked forward to hearing what she thought about the books we read, with all her insight. She was so vibrant when talking of her Italian heritage and the trip your family took to those family homes in Italy. Your mom has left a great legacy for her posterity…just too soon. I will miss her presence.

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    Dane H. Watkins says

    Dear Mooney Family,
    Both Sherry and I wish to express our sincere condolences for the loss of Annette, she was a great woman and we are grateful for her friendship and service in the community. She will be greatly missed.
    Sincerely,
    Dane & Sherry Watkins

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    Dick and Sandra Bybee says

    Dick and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We were friend with Annette at idaho Falls High School. She was a gracious lady who accomplished so much in her lifetime. She will always be remembered by her friends and family.

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