On Feb. 1, 2019, Aawok JoAnn (Charles-Scott) Moore went home to be with her parents, Aawok Robert Charles and Aawok Ada Waukell Charles, and children: Brenda, Byron, Jesse; and grandsons, Dimitry Steele and Zarian.
JoAnn was born on Dec. 10, 1948, in Klamath. She grew up in Del Note and Mendocino counties. She is survived by her children, Mary, Ronnie, Vlayne, Merle, Rose’el, John and Fannie; her siblings, Jeannette, Arlen, Fern and Lloyd; grandchildren, Nicole, Misha, Alexis, Alexandrea, Raven, Athena, Ryon, Byron, Talia, Robert, Den’e, Wautec, Ira, Weconah, Jesse, Waukell, Donoa, Tamesha, Makeala, Aliyah, Dristan, Jordan, Cheyenne, John Jr., Jesse, Demitri, Juan, Frankie, Ricky, Les, John and Tyren; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Aawok JoAnn was a well-known basket weaver, specifically for medicine baskets, beading and baby rattles. She loved going to bingo with Jeannette, Delray, Vlayne, Rose’el and Donoa.
She also loved going to dart night with Leanna and Jerry Berghagen at the country club. Aawok JoAnn was a fisherwoman most of her life and loved canning fish with her son Merle. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, auntie and sister. She loved her family very much and always had a smile on her face. Aawok JoAnn had a huge heart and raised Micah, Kim, Frannie and Tyren.
She always got everyone gifts and loved baking on the holidays. She loved watching and participating in her grandchildren’s sports. She was proud of her grandchildren’s achievements and participating in their culture and ceremonies. Aawok JoAnn loved watching football especially her 49er Team. She loved making Jello for “Big Ira” every day. Aawok JoAnn was very loved and will be deeply missed by many other family members and friends.
The wake/visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Vlayne’s home, 125 Klamath Blvd, Klamath, from 2 p.m. until 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Cornerstone Assembly of Church, 1281 Douglas
St., Crescent City. A boat ride immediately followed church services, leaving from Requa Boat Ramp and ending at Waukell Cemetery. Reception after cemetery services was held at the Yurok Tribal Office at 1 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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— Submitted by Wier’s Mortuary Chapel