Anna Mohney, 69

Anna S. Mohney, 69, died Aug. 14, 2011. She was born April 22, 1942 in Chicago, Ill. to Mary (Gargano) Taylor and Samuel Taylor. She graduated from Lowrey High School in Dearborn and went on to study at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

After college, she went to work for Armstrong International in Three Rivers where she met her future husband John Mohney. They were married in Three Rivers on March 14, 1964. She accompanied John to Houghton while he completed his studies at Michigan Tech. After graduation, she would move with her husband wherever his career took them; ultimately to the Portland, Ore. area in 1976.

She worked for Lamb-Weston in Tigard, Ore. and Tektronix in Beaverton, Ore. In addition to full-time work and raising her family, she always found time and energy to volunteer, to help others, and to be a friend.

In 1987, she was diagnosed with cancer. She endured numerous treatments and surgeries related to her illness in the years since and nevertheless continued to be a wellspring of faith, companionship, and inspiration to her family and to anyone who knew her. She was diagnosed again with cancer in 2010 with an advanced stage of melanoma to which she would finally succumb. She died at home with her husband at her side.

Anna is survived by John, her husband of 47 years; daughter, Vicki Kintz and son-in-law John Kintz of Sublimity, Ore.; son, Curran and daughter-in-law Teri Lyn Aldrich Mohney; grandsons, Torin and Conlan Mohney of West Salem, Ore., cousins Mary Lou Gargano and Kate Sanford of Madison, Wis., Carmella, Sam and “Sammy” Lobue of South Carolina, John and Margi Cozza of Dublin, Ohio, Anna Cozza of Skokie, Ill.; sister-in-law Anna Mohney of Portage. Anna is also survived by the most incredible friends anyone could ever ask for. Anna’s friends were very dear; she was always ready to provide materially and spiritually regardless of her own condition. She maintained lifelong friendships with her father’s students, childhood friends, classmates, coworkers, neighbors, and anyone else fortunate enough to know her.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 12250 SW Denny Road, Beaverton, Ore. Remembrances can be made to the Oregon Food Bank.

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