Marie Corena Moon
December 29, 1917 ~ July 27, 2014
Family visitation and prayer services will be 5-7pm, Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with a short service at 7pm. Funeral services will begin at 10:30am, Monday, August 4, also at Heartland Funeral Home, with Pastor LeRoy Nevin officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Marie C. Dye was born in Sioux Falls, December 29, 1917, to Harvey and Cornelia (Pederson) Dye. She was one of seven children and she attended Washington High School in Sioux Falls. After schooling, she worked at various jobs including house cleaning and working at a grocery store but she worked mostly as a preschool teacher. On November 13, 1939, Marie married the love of her life, Kenneth Moon, in Sioux Falls. Marie decided to be a stay at home mother for her three children. She loved children and had many ways to entertain and teach her grandchildren. She would babysit and play “reporter” by interviewing the kids with a tape recorder, or having them demonstrate their talents in dancing or singing. Marie’s influence rubbed off on the grandkids encouraging them to stand up for themselves, take chances, and make a difference in the world. She also was creative in developing books and stories for children. She wrote a children’s book, “Henrietta Hen,” for all of her grandchildren. She also was fond people, some of whom she would just walk up to and start talking to, and interview them for her scrapbook. She then would save photos or newspaper clippings of them on pages in her “book”.
Marie was also known for her nicknames for everyone. Her sisters were (Ann) Annabelle and (Violet) Rose and she was “M n M” for Marie Moon. Anyone who knew Marie, knew that the loved her giraffes. Her collection was endless. Something most people maybe did not know about Marie was that she was one of the oldest members of the NRA. Until recently, she loved to shoot targets at various places. She usually embarrassed the men because of her excellent marksmanship. Marie was very concerned about politics and what the government might do to her gun rights. She was usually up on current events and what was politically happening in the world. Even in the nursing home, people would come to her to find out what was happening in the world.
Marie will be deeply missed by her two children, Gwen (Eugene) Noonan, Centerville, and Ron (Donna) Moon, Indiola, IA; seven grandchildren, Patrick (Bets) Moon, Gina Hobbie, Gayle (Doug) Hansen, Jacques Moon, Jarard Moon, Nicole (George) Pokonosky, and Darin (Dory) Moon; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Lauren, Evan, Logan, Cameron, and Joe; and three siblings, AnnFodness, Luverne, MN, George (Jackie) Dye, Rogers, MN., and step-brother, Alan Dye, OR.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Sr., one son, Kenneth Jr., her parents, and three sisters, Violet, Jeannette, and Lucille.