Hugh (Hughie) Ray Wooner was born in Gridley, California on August 9th, 1943, to Hugh and Jessie Wooner. He spent most of his childhood on the farm of his grandparents, Jessie, and Ella Jackson.
His occupations included laborer and equipment driver in the logging industry, male nurse, slot machine mechanic and heavy equipment operator.
He married in 1962 to Jeanette Hooper and fathered Raymond, Shelly, and Laura. In the late 1970’s he moved to Fallon Nevada. During that time, he worked in 3 western states operating heavy equipment.
He married Bette Nolan, and they were together until her passing in January 2021.
Due to his failing health, he passed peacefully at home on October 3rd.
He left behind son -Raymond, daughters -Shelly and Laura, brothers- Brad and Brian, sister -Roxanne, Stepsons -Dana and Mike, Stepdaughters - Dawn, Tracy, and Dede, Aunt- Ruby, Also many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
His many interests included hot rod cars, car racing, arrowhead hunting, exploring the desert and crafting. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed by us who called him by one of those names.
Memorial services will be October 21st, 2023, at Smith Family Mortuary at 10 am Reception to follow.