Pine Valley, Oregon
Fredrick Michael “Fred” Moody, 53, a longtime Pine Valley resident, died April 22, 2001 at his home.
His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pine-Eagle High School in Halfway. Leonard Hill will officiate. Vault interment will be in Pine Haven Cemetery at Halfway. Visitations will be until 7 o’clock tonight at Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at PEHS Friday. There will be a celebration of life service in his honor at the Lions Hall afterward.
Mr. Moody was born Nov. 14, 1947, at Boise. He lived most of his early years in Baker City and in the Eagle and Pine valleys. He attended the first two years of high school in Richland, then the last two in Halfway, graduating from Halfway High School in 1966.
After high school he lived for 18 years at Tri-Cities, Wash., where he spent the majority of his time farming.
In April 1984, Mr. Moody and his son, Shain, moved back to Halfway. Fred became manager of the Summers Ranch, which was the life he loved best of all. He loved all aspects of the ranching operation, especially taking care of the cattle.
He was a great horseman, loved competition roping and spent many hours at team roping events over the years. He loved the outdoors and spent his spare time snowmobiling, riding in the mountains, elk hunting, boating, waterskiing, and fishing.
On May 10, 1986, he married Mary Harris, whom he loved unconditionally. At that time, he proudly assumed the role of father to Mary’s daughter, Cortni, who was 8 years old. Whenever asked “How many children do you have?” it immediately changed from three to four with no hesitation.
He would say, “We have four children.” The Moodys enjoyed life together, which included many trips to places like Jackpot, Nev., and National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas annually. Some of the better times together were simple camping trips at Hells Canyon, fishing and just relaxing with friends.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; son, Shain Moody, and wife, Mari, and grandchildren, Emma and Jake, of Boise; daughter, Teri Moody and grandchildren, Tyler and Lindsey, of Tri-Cities, Wash.; son, Charlie Moody of Tri-Cities, Wash; daughter, Cortni Harris of Halfway; his father, Bill Moody, and stepmother, Venna, of Halfway; brother, Dan Moody of Enterprise; sister, Nancy, and husband, Steve Stover of Boise; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Belva Moody .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Panhandle Snowmobile Club or the Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo Association through Coles Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 30, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor