Louise A Moser passed away at Brookdale Assisted Living in Cedar City, UT on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the age of 87.
Louise was born on October 6, 1931 in Afton, Wyoming to William Edward Merritt and Carrie Leana Anglesey Merritt, the third of six girls. Louise grew up in the small town of Turnerville, Wyoming surrounded by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. They lived in a small house without electricity or running water. When Louise was about 12, they were connected to electricity, but still carried water from the creek, heated it on the stove and ran through the snow to the outhouse.
Louise married Dee Moser in the Idaho Falls Temple on November 7, 1947. They moved to Jackson in 1948 and lived there until Dee’s passing in 2013. In Jackson, they raised four sons and Louise worked as bookkeeper for the family business.
Louise was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many church callings in nearly every organization including Relief Society President, Primary President and Young Women’s President.
After retiring, Louise and Dee became snowbirds spending winters at Canyon Cove in St. George, UT in 1995. Here they had many wonderful friends and enjoyed outings in the desert. They became known for their trademark birdhouses. Dee would build them with intricate detail and Louise would toll paint them. During the summers, they returned to Jackson and had many wonderful outings with their grandchildren. They were particularly fond of the Greys River area where they camped, hunted and fished for nearly 70 years.
From the time Dee passed away until her death, Louise suffered from progressive dementia. She lived at home until recently and received loving care from her family. As her dementia progressed she became even more loving and appreciative of those around her. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.
Louise is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dee, son Ronald Joe, sisters Badah Jackson and Shirley Thompson. She is survived by sons Dennis (LeeAnn), Kanarraville, UT; James (Amy), Bedford, WY; and Paul (Afton, WY); Sisters Laura Simpson, Zelma Linford and Noreen Quinn; 11 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Bedford Ward Chapel Saturday, December 22, and interment will follow at the Bedford Cemetery.