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Mar. 9, 1936 ~ Sept. 15, 2019
Jerry Earl Moomey was born March 9, 1936, in Eldorado, Butler Co., Kansas. He was the oldest son of Harry Francis and Mary Mercedes Sapp Moomey. Due to his father’s and grandfather’s occupations, he also worked about 35 years in every position from “Worms Corner” to “Consultant” in the oil field.
Jerry served his country in the United States Army. He was in Chun Chong, Korea, from 1952-1954, in the 7th Division, Charlie Co., of the 13th Battalion of Combat Engineers, just north of the 38th Parallel.
In 1955, Jerry was stationed at Stuttgart, Germany, with the 3rd Army Division of Combat Engineers for one year, building a road for extra heavy equipment being moved from Nurnberg to Hornfelt, Germany.
Jerry first married Barbara Grant, having four children by her: one stillborn daughter, Rusty Allen Moomey, Darrell Lee Moomey and Karen Ann Moomey.
Jerry’s second marriage was to Goldia Brenton who had three children by her ex-husband: Theresa Lynn, Everett Carl and Judy Faye, all of whom Jerry legally adopted, and Jerry and Goldia had Jere Janelle “Toby.”
“I have thanked God for over 57 years for sending Jerry to me,” writes Goldia. “You don’t find men very often with a personality and heart of gold like Jerry had.”
His celebration of life will be Aug. 15, 2020, at the 4-H Extension Building in the Rio Blanco County shop.