On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, Ann Moser passed away at the young age of 82 due to a sudden and brief illness, and now continues on in her eternal progress in peace. She was a resident of Ventura for the past 53 years. Ann was born on July 9, 1935 as Margaret Ann Russell in the town of St. John, Utah (later named "Rush Valley" adjacent to Tooele). Ann was the youngest of six children born to Martell and Margaret "Maggie" Russell. Ann was the only daughter and she has five older brothers Bill, Calvin, Dan, LaMar, and Melvin.
Our mother inherited an enduring resilience and capacity to work due to her farm girl childhood, and she applied her positive attitude to her endless motherly tasks of caring for her eight children and many grandchildren. Ann attended Tooele High School and is remembered as its 1953 prom queen. She continued her education attending Utah State University and Brigham Young University and majored in secretarial training. Her 60 year marriage to Jack E. Moser, D.D.S. began on June 20, 1958 in the Salt Lake City Temple. While her husband was completing his dental school degree at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Ann bore two sons and also worked as the executive secretary for Senator W. F. Bennett (UT).
As a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Ann is known for her tender heart and caring demeanor for every family member, which was centered in her faith, hope, and charity in Christ. In addition to her family responsibilities, Ann served in various church callings throughout her life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and shared her musical ability of playing the piano during church services for many years. She also enjoyed working in the Los Angeles Temple with her husband on a weekly basis. Ann was the type of person who never met a stranger and always had a twinkle in her eyes.
Ann is survived by her husband Dr. Jack E. Moser, and eight children: Russell, Douglas, James and his wife Gina (Waltz), Alison and her husband Bruce Balding, Steven, Michelle and her fiancé Scott Carper, Larissa and her husband Devin Gales, Garrett and his wife Katey (Cervantes); and 20 grandchildren: Krista and Andrew Marquez, Joshua and Andrea Balding, Daniel and Chelsie Balding, Devon and Ali Moser, Alexadrea and Paul James, Chris Luna, Sarah Moser, Garrett Moser, Jordan and Cadi Moser, Eldon Moser, Kayla Kendrick, Isaiah McCrae, Carnell Carper, Jaxson Carper, Kenidi Gales, Keana Gales, Jaden Gales, Harper Gales, Jace Gales, and Kailey Moser; and 11 great-grandchildren, Roman, AJ, Tyler, Oliver, Reagan, Sadie, Taylor, Chloe, Presley, Blakely, Landon and a great-granddaughter due in May of 2018. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, LaMar and Marlyn Russell; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many extended family members.
Visitation will be held in the Relief Society Room from 9:00am until 9:50am on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3501 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA. Funeral services will begin at 10:00am. Interment will be at the Tooele City Cemetery at a later date.