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.