Melvin LeRoy Mooney

05/30/1947 — 07/21/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Tilden, Nebraska

Melvin LeRoy Mooney

Melvin “Skip” Mooney went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 21, 2005.  Skip was born May 30, 1947 in Tilden, Nebraska.  He worked on the Hanford Site for 29 years where he made many great friends.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Stephanie Mooney, mother, Norma Carlin, and brother, Wayne Lori Mooney.  He deeply loved his children, Trent Terri Mooney, Brett Tracy Mooney, Trisha Mark Litka and Renyel William Doremus.  He leaves a legacy of love in his grandchildren, BreaAnna, Austin, Devan, Kiara, Dylan, Jordyn, Chase and Braden.  Papa will be greatly missed.

Skip was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Mooney and grandson, Seth Mooney.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Richland Assembly of God, 1110 Stevens Dr. in Richland.  A reception will follow.

Viewing will be Sunday, July 24, 2005 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday, July 25, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Einan’s Funeral Home.

In honor of Dad’s love of children, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.  Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

I Corinthians 13:12

We love you Dad, and we will be careful!

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  • Dearest Steph, and Trish, Trent, Brett and Renyel. Lynn the boys and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your husband and father and one of our best friends. It’s hard to believe that I have known Skip 28 years and all of you have been such a close part of our lives for 22 years. Skip is the most loving husband, father, grandfather and friend we have ever known. I will always remember Skip as the kindest, gentle, Manager I have ever had. I will also never forget the endless pranks he is known for. I don’t know the number of times Skip asked me to slam on my brakes and he would scream just to scare the sleepers in the back seat. I’ve also been asked to drive off the road, at his request, and pretend I was asleep. Camping, holidays, baseball, volleyball were events we will always remember. Skips friends and co-workers will always be better people for knowing him. For the children and grandchildren, remember all the special moments spent with your “daddy” and “papa”. They are memories you will cherish for life. You all can be assured that Skip will continue to look over each of you.

    With all our love,

    Lynn, Alan, Neil & Steve Lowe

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Melvin Skip Mooney

    Well Skip you done it You are now IN HEVEN With streets paved with GOLD, No more pain, sorrow or suffering. We are happy for you, because now you are with the LORD. The LORD gives and takes away. I just wish that I could just understand Why the LORD takes all the good, loving, humble and People persons like you and leave’s all these killing wicked people here on this world with us. The LORD said he would not give us more than we can endure. You were one of my better managers at Purex you cared about others and was a great team player. I was very blessed that you were a part of my group of Purex Employees. I and the Others, will miss you very much.

    I Thank You Skip For being a part of my life.

    Ron Buel

    Ronald Buel
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Stephenie,

    I have known you and Skip for over twenty years. Skip was my boss for over 17 years. Skip was there for me through everything that happened in my life on and off the job. I confided in Skip in all my ventures. He was always there to listen sincerely. When I went through a crisis last year, Skip told me that I was more like a brother to me than a friend. Skip is my brother. I love Skip Mooney. Stephenie, I have known all of your kids for a long time. You have an awsome family. I love all of my kids, but I have never seen a better example of a father than Skip Mooney. He loved his wife and all of his family. Last and most importantly, I know He loved Jesus.

    God bless you Stephenie, and all of your family,

    I LOVE YOU

    Verne Farley

    Verne Farley
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Skip Dad- People say it will get easier but I would like to know when that is?!? Everyday seems to get harder and harder. I miss you, I miss the times you played with Chase, the talks we had and the “be careful” when I leave your house. You are a special special man and I am lucky because in my husband is your kindness and your big heart. Today was Stephanie’s B-day and you were so missed at the house – if only one more hug – I love and miss you Dad! Terri

    Terri Mooney
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • Daddy–I miss you more today then ever. You will live forever in my heart. You were a terrific father–never judged me-loved me in good and bad. The way you supported both your children and grandchildren in their many activities. I will miss your teasing, your loving spirit and especially your “be careful”. I praise God for the father he gave me and for the fact we will all be together again .

    Trisha Litka
    November 4, 2014
    WA, US
  • Stephanie, Trich, Trent, Brett,Renyal, Tracey, Terri, and family:

    What a great husband, father, grandfather Skip was. Today it sure proved that he was really admired and very well liked.Just know that he is still watching over you all.

    May God bless you all and my prayers are with you all.

    Teresa Hall
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • Dearest Steph, and Trish, Trent, Brett and Renyel. Lynn the boys and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your husband and father and one of our best friends. It’s hard to believe that I have known Skip 28 years and all of you have been such a close part of our lives for 22 years. Skip is the most loving husband, father, grandfather and friend we have ever known. I will always remember Skip as the kindest, gentle, Manager I have ever had. I will also never forget the endless pranks he is known for. I don’t know the number of times Skip asked me to slam on my brakes and he would scream just to scare the sleepers in the back seat. I’ve also been asked to drive off the road, at his request, and pretend I was asleep. Camping, holidays, baseball, volleyball were events we will always remember. Skips friends and co-workers will always be better people for knowing him. For the children and grandchildren, remember all the special moments spent with your “daddy” and “papa”. They are memories you will cherish for life. You all can be assured that Skip will continue to look over each of you.

    With all our love,

    Lynn, Alan, Neil & Steve Lowe

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Melvin Skip Mooney

    Well Skip you done it You are now IN HEVEN With streets paved with GOLD, No more pain, sorrow or suffering. We are happy for you, because now you are with the LORD. The LORD gives and takes away. I just wish that I could just understand Why the LORD takes all the good, loving, humble and People persons like you and leave’s all these killing wicked people here on this world with us. The LORD said he would not give us more than we can endure. You were one of my better managers at Purex you cared about others and was a great team player. I was very blessed that you were a part of my group of Purex Employees. I and the Others, will miss you very much.

    I Thank You Skip For being a part of my life.

    Ron Buel

    Ronald Buel
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Stephenie,

    I have known you and Skip for over twenty years. Skip was my boss for over 17 years. Skip was there for me through everything that happened in my life on and off the job. I confided in Skip in all my ventures. He was always there to listen sincerely. When I went through a crisis last year, Skip told me that I was more like a brother to me than a friend. Skip is my brother. I love Skip Mooney. Stephenie, I have known all of your kids for a long time. You have an awsome family. I love all of my kids, but I have never seen a better example of a father than Skip Mooney. He loved his wife and all of his family. Last and most importantly, I know He loved Jesus.

    God bless you Stephenie, and all of your family,

    I LOVE YOU

    Verne Farley

    Verne Farley
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Skip Dad- People say it will get easier but I would like to know when that is?!? Everyday seems to get harder and harder. I miss you, I miss the times you played with Chase, the talks we had and the “be careful” when I leave your house. You are a special special man and I am lucky because in my husband is your kindness and your big heart. Today was Stephanie’s B-day and you were so missed at the house – if only one more hug – I love and miss you Dad! Terri

    Terri Mooney
    November 4, 2014
    W., Richland, WA, US
  • Daddy–I miss you more today then ever. You will live forever in my heart. You were a terrific father–never judged me-loved me in good and bad. The way you supported both your children and grandchildren in their many activities. I will miss your teasing, your loving spirit and especially your “be careful”. I praise God for the father he gave me and for the fact we will all be together again .

    Trisha Litka
    November 4, 2014
    WA, US
  • Stephanie, Trich, Trent, Brett,Renyal, Tracey, Terri, and family:

    What a great husband, father, grandfather Skip was. Today it sure proved that he was really admired and very well liked.Just know that he is still watching over you all.

    May God bless you all and my prayers are with you all.

    Teresa Hall
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • Skip was a wonderful man to work with. He always had a smile and had a very generous, giving heart. We’ll miss you Skip. I’m glad that you have gotten the wonderful opportunity to go home to your heavenly father and live in paradise!

    Pam Aardal
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Stephanie and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers through this very difficult time. Take comfort in each other and know that you are loved. Cindy

    Cindy Majetich
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • In the many years I’ve known Skip, I never knew him to get angry or mad. He never attacked anyone, nor would he respond with anger when attacked by another. He was the most even man I’ve ever known. I was never told what to do, or given a job assignment by him. He always asked me if I could do this or that for him, always with a thank you and a smile. Though no one is worthy of our Lords grace, Skip was the most worthy person I’ve ever known to have the Lord call his name to come home. Though there are many who are saddened by Skip’s passing here, there are even more blessed with his presence in heaven. Skip, you did a wonderful job while you were here and I ‘ll miss you. Thank you for the example you left us to follow.

    Nick Boyd
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Dearest Stephanie, Norma, and Trish and brothers. We are so very sorry to read about Skip. God bless you. Patty and Ross

    Patty & Ross Squire
    November 4, 2014
    Benton, City, WA, US
  • Stephanie, My condolence to you and your family on your great Lose , Skip was a very loveing and careing man who loved his kids very much . And as the Grandkids Papa he was loved by them all very much i know Dylan AND jJordyn LOVED THERE PAPA A LOT AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY THEM . aGAIN MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I KNOW THAT THIS IS A GREAT LOSE BUT I KNOW THAT God IS TAKEING GOOD CARE OF HIM TILL YOU ALL MEET AGAIN IN HEAVAN tAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS YOU

    Richard King
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I met Skip back when I hired into Tank Farms. Honesty and integrity come to mind when you mention his name. His smiling face and warm hello will be missed here at work. I’ve worked with his son Trent in the past years and see alot of Skip in Trent. You can tell he had a big impact on his family and fellow workers and he will missed by all.

    Toon Family
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • I worked with Skip at Purex Plant in the late 80’s and Tank Farms currently. I always knew him to be fair and courteous to fellow workers. He seemed to always have time to listen to what people had to say, that in my opinion, is a good quality. I had seen Skip early last week come out the main door of the 242-A Evaportor ,and before I could say hello, someone had a question that Skip listened to, so I politely did not talk. Sometimes I guess it pays to say hello anyway. I will miss Skip, he was a good man.

    Rich Channel
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US