In Memoriam

Soheyagaaks Mooway Harrington, March 29, 1982 – February 9, 2024

On Friday, February 9, 2024, Soheyagaaks Mooway Harrington, “Modoc Point Mouse,” peacefully passed away at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore. She was surrounded by her loving family during her final moments when she lost her courageous battle against cancer and liver disease.

Mooway was born on March 29, 1982, to Marjorie Jackson. She took immense pride in her Modoc and Klamath heritage. During her own struggle with health, she experienced the heartbreaking passing of her beloved partner, Troy Allen, on February 7, 2024.

Mooway was predeceased by her father, Gene D. Harrington, grandparents, Jerald and Charlene Jackson, and great-grandmother, Arlene Riddle Hutchinson. Her aunt Anita Harrington, cousins Jalisa Moon Eagle and Boyd Jackson, and numerous blood relatives also preceded her in death.

In her youth, Mooway attended Klamath Falls Head Start, Shasta Elementary School, and Altamont Elementary, where her besties and family attended. From there, she went on to attend Brixner Junior High School. After graduating from Mazama High School, Mooway continued her education at Klamath Community College. Aside from her academic pursuits, she had a strong passion for spending time with her family. She particularly enjoyed traveling to powwows with the Screaming Eagle family drum group, where she competed and won as a fancy shawl dancer. Mooway demonstrated exceptional skills and interests outside of her cultural activities. During her high school years, she excelled in roller skating, ice skating, and choir. She impressed others with her remarkable 3-point shooting skills in basketball.

Mooway appreciated horror movies and enjoyed watching them at drive-in theaters. She also cherished good recipes, notably her mom’s famous fried chicken. Going on trips, particularly to casinos and playing continental rummy, were other activities that brought her joy.

As a mother, she wholeheartedly supported her twin sons, Jaymus and Silas, in their sports endeavors, which included soccer, pewee baseball, and football. She took great pride in watching them excel in football, basketball, and baseball at Klamath Union High School.

 Family camping trips at the Lava Beds, swimming at Medicine Lake and Lake of the Woods, and especially Topsy, were shared memories she held dear to her heart. Above all, Mooway treasured the Return of the annual Stronghold Gathering, where she could be with her family. She enjoyed attending church at Cavalry Temple Church, where she watched her daughter Serenity participate in the Christmas program.

Mooway is survived by her mother, Marjorie, and husband, Mark Hoffman; in-laws Margaret and Mike Neuenschwander; her children Jaymus Hi-luis, Silas Moosiwaks, and Serenity Grace Dutra and grandson Amarii Maize Dutra, all of Klamath Falls. She is also survived by her siblings, Tony L. Jackson and their wife Rose, Gene Harrington Jr., Jenson, Romy, and Rainy. Numerous aunties, uncles, and cousins will cherish her memory.

A traditional visitation was held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Davenports Funeral Home, 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, Ore. Funeral services were held on February 23, 2024, at Cavalry Temple, 2161 Garden Avenue, Klamath Falls. Following services, a potluck took place in the dining hall of Calvary Temple. Donations for the family are being accepted.

Following the meal, a burial procession was held at Chief Schonchin Cemetery in Sprague River, Ore.