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Velma Moser


Velma Moser, age 96, passed away on October 31, 2021, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was born May 13, 1925, in Moore, Idaho to Ellis Reed King and Hilda Tovey Knighton King.

On October 19, 1951, she married her sweetheart, John Moser, in Maumee, Ohio, whom she met while in the Air Force during the Korean War. They raised five children and spent 62 wonderful years together.

Velma worked in a number of secretarial jobs before she and John started their family. While she was in the Air Force, she served for a time as a secretary at the Pentagon. She was a gifted pianist and organist. She would share this talent freely, playing for many weddings, church events, and an occasional funeral.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various ways. She taught children and youth classes, was president of the Relief Society (women’s organization) in Jackson, Michigan. She played the piano and organ for many meetings. When she wasn’t playing the piano or organ, she could be found singing in the choir.

Velma was outgoing, enjoyed making friends and especially helping and serving others. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Velma is survived by her four daughters: Debi (John) Suche of Culpeper, Virginia; Dorothy Moser of Salt Lake City, Utah; Sue (Mike) Robinaugh of Grand Rapids, Michigan; LeOra (Bill) Clements of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law Beth Moser of Springport, Michigan; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers: Norman King, Reed King, Wayne King, Robert King, and Evan King; her sisters: Lucille McDaniel, Rosalie Cooper, Pearl Hicks, and Harriet Willford. Velma is preceded in death by her husband, John Clifford Moser, son, John Everett Moser, both parents, her sister, Gladys Cole and her brother, Clyde King.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, November 5, 2021, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 2780 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. A viewing will take place at 9:30 am at the church before the service. A graveside service will be held at 3 pm at the Clarence Center Cemetery located at R Drive North and 27 ½ Mile Road in Clarence, Michigan.

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16 Responses

  1. I’m so grateful to be the daughter of this wonderful women. She has taught me to be kind, loving and Christlike. I see God’s hand in the way she was able to peacefully pass from this life and “graduate” into the next. My love continues to grow for her as the memories flow through my mind and I realize the sacrifice and love she gave to us all. Miss and love you, Mom. Love, LeOra

  2. We were blessed to live near Velma and John while we were in Michigan. One of my favorite days with them was when we went to Tulip Time together. They were both very optimistic and friendly to everyone. They especially loved their friends at the Villa Maria. We will miss, Velma. We are happy to know she and John are together again.

  3. Velma was a good friend and enjoyed her visits once a year. She would fill in for piano players that didn’t show up, just spur of the moment. We will miss her annual visits to Houston. Rest in peace Velma. I know you will be the same in heaven, running around, serving. We will never forget you.

  4. LeOra,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, She was a kind an caring person, She will be dearly missed ,
    My thoughts and prayers for you and the family

  5. I’m sorry to hear of her passing, but feel so privileged to have known her. Velma was a true elect lady. Such an inspiration to all that knew her.

  6. It was so good to see your mother last May. We all thoroughly enjoyed the visit we had with her. She was so full of life on her birthday. We send our love and condolences to each of you who are missing her.

  7. I am so blessed to have shared precious memories with your beautiful mother. She was full of love, joy and amazing gifts and talents. She walked in her divine purpose for 95 years and I know God is welcoming her with open arms for a job well done my good and faithful servant The legacy that she has left will be treasured by a wonderful family and friends. Praying for you family

  8. I can’t express how much I loved Velma. She has been my friend for 45 years! She served me and my family in many, many ways. My kids turned to Velma when they got married, asking her to play for their weddings, which she did gleefully. They knew she would! I have saved all her handwritten letters and birthday cards, sent faithfully over these many, many years. I miss her already, but am so very happy for her heavenly arrival to be with her dear husband and son. My thoughts are with her family now during this bittersweet time of her passing.

  9. My prayers are with all of you missing my sister. She had a wonderful talent of playing the piano and meeting others. I am thankful she can be with her sweetheart.

  10. I did not know Velma that well she was close to my mothers age but I am glad to be her cousin and I’m grateful to be part of the same family. So nice to hear all the wonderful comments about the kind person and a wonderful human being she was grateful for the plan of happiness and that I will get a chance to reunite with her in the here after. Thoughts and prayers for all those struggling at her passing.

  11. How do you even begin to write anything worthy of such a marvelous and special lady? Anyone whose life was touched by Grandma Moser knows that she left the world better than she found it. She has always been the epitome of unconditional love in my eyes. Of course we selfishly will miss her and the joy she spread, but gosh how thankful my family and I are that she is reunited with her precious husband and son and so many others. We love you!

  12. Dear Velma, what a treasure you were to all of us fortunate to have known you. You and John were ALWAYS the epitome of love and caring. I can’t help but think that 100’s of people thru the years have enormously benefited from having known you. Who knows what great rewards your love & service have created?

  13. It is with both sadness and joy that we celebrate my oldest sister’s passing. I was truly grateful to have been able to visit her for her 96th birthday. It was also a privilege to have her accompany me while I sang and whistled to the tunes and hymns as she played. We have been truly blessed to have had the association with her in this life. Thanks to all who share in our expressions of love and support to those family members she leaves behind as she continues on her journey.

  14. We are sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. She had a kind and caring personality and always made us feel happy to be around her. She is now with God, her husband ,and many family members whom she missed. Our thoughts and prayers are go out to you and your family.

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