Doris Ann (Worsham) Mooney

Date of Death

April 18, 2014

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Doris Ann Mooney (Worsham), beloved mother to Mark Mooney, LeeAnn Mooney, and Erin Mooney (Santa Barbara), step-mother to Coralyn Henson (Isle of Wight, England), grandmother to Dylan Mooney (North Hollywood), Martha Henson, and Jack Henson (Isle of Wight, England), died peacefully in her sleep on April 18, 2014, at the age of 84. Her husband of 57 years, Thomas Evers Mooney, preceded her in death in 2009. She will be missed with all of our hearts and souls.

She was a farmer’s daughter, born March 2, 1930 in Riverside, California, where she received her degree in Sociology from Redlands University. She married Thomas in 1951, and, in 1961, they moved their young family of five to Santa Barbara. She began working for the Santa Barbara City Library system in 1969, retiring in 1995. Her work as a reference librarian brought her great joy. She proudly served as union president of the local SEIU for 3 years.

She showed us how to love, how to be compassionate, how to live life with gratitude, grace, and kindness, and that family is everything. As per her wishes, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you contribute to an environmental and/or animal protection charity of your choice. These were her passions.

We love you mom and grandma.


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