Stephen Clay Mooney our free-spirited fisherman, lifelong resident of Eau Claire, left us August 10, 2018.
Stephen was born on January 21, 1955 to parents Morgan and Edna (Eaton) Mooney in Eau Claire, WI. He attended school at Sacred Heart and graduated from North High School in 1973, he then attended UW-Superior.
Stephen Clay married Dawn Marie Huggins Alley on June 1, 1985. Stephen was born to fish, and nature was his own. He loved the land, water, and wildlife. He was an expert at growing the most beautiful gardens. He was giving and caring to his family, friends, and strangers.
Stephen was a remarkable painter and home renovator. One could always expect nothing but the best from him. He was such a perfectionist about his work that his jobs took longer than expected.
Stephen was proceeded in death by his parents Morgan and Edna Mooney; his baby brother, Patrick; his Siamese cats, Mabel and China Moon; grandmother, Hazel Johnson; and his best friend Jack Burr.
Stephen is survived by his daughter April Joy Mooney of Eau Claire; His inseparable dogs, Chewie and Black Jack; Sisters Joan Stai (Cliff) of Yakima, WA, and Kristine Steiner (Erv) of Eau Claire; Brothers, Morgan Mooney of Sheboygan, Paul Mooney (Judi) of Cumberland, and Howard Mooney (Carol) of Madison; Nieces, Michelle Steiner of Eau Claire, and Jennifer and Melissa Mooney of Sheboygan; Nephews, Dan Steiner (Karen) of Neenah, Ken Stai of Osseo, David and Earl of Yakima, WA; Cousins Diane and Trevor Prior and Joan and Jack Prior along with family in Australia; Ex-wife Dawn Mooney; and Joyce Huggins of Eau Claire and family.
Memorials to the family may be sent to: Smith Funeral Chapel, 2222 London Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701.
A private celebration of life will be held for family and friends at a later a date. Friends and family may leave condolences online at www.smithfuneralec.com.