Marsha Moser Grajek, 80, of Seattle, WA, passed away March 7, 2022, with her family by her side.
She was born to the late John Wilford (Bill) and Maurine Averett Moser, March 11, 1941, in Thermopolis WY. She graduated from Star Valley High School in 1959. After high school graduation, she attended the University of Wyoming for one year after which she served as a missionary in the Northern California Mission for the LDS Church.
After her mission, she married Eugene Grajek. They had 4 children, Michelle (Scott)Preuninger, Michael (Teddi) Grajek, Melissa (Mark)Roberts, and MaryAnn (Jeremy) Simmons.
They were later divorced.
Marsha was a devoted and selfless single mother of four, raising her kids in Pasadena, California, and eventually moving them all to Moscow, Idaho in 1972. There she was able to give her children the precious gift of an enormous extended family.
Marsha was preceded in death by her parents and sister Charlyn. She is survived by her brother, Jon Moser, sisters, Judith McGavin, Diana Martinez, and Kaylyn Moser, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Marsha loved people and working with the public. She knew just about everyone in town from her many years working at Tidyman’s Grocery Store, Gritman Memorial, and Moscow Family Medicine. She loved Moscow and the people of Moscow.
Marsha’s greatest loves were her family and church. Most of Marsha’s vacations were taken so she could spend time with her grandkids. She loved sports and would attend as many games as possible. Countless basketball, tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, football, and hockey games of her kids, and grandkids. She beamed with pride as she watched the kids compete. Her love of family genealogy was also a hobby, she made each of us kids numerous books documenting our family history with photos, poems, and stories that had been handed through the family.
After many years of unexplained symptoms, Marsha was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1998. Eventually had to stop working as the disease progressed. She lived in Moscow until 2014 when she moved to Seattle to be closer to her kids and after eight years Marsha succumbed to complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
She passed peacefully with her children by her side. The family is relieved that Marsha is no longer suffering from a disease that robbed so many years of her life. Through all her earthly trials, she consistently was an example to all by her selfless love, compassion, determination, resilience, and grace.
The viewing ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Afton Wyoming Stake center; followed by the service at 12:00 pm. Marsha will be laid to rest next to her mother, father, and sister at the Afton Cemetery. The family asks that people make donations in support of Parkinson’s research, in lieu of sending flowers.