2012-06-07 / Obituaries

Barbara Moser Mount Union, 78

Barbara (Raker) Moser, 78, of Shirley Twp., Mount Union, diedTuesday, May 29, 2012, at 10:08 a.m., at Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, after a brief illness following a valiant recovery from a stroke.

Born in Saltillo, Pa., on November 1, 1933, she was a daughter of the late C. Gerald and Ivy (Gress) Raker. On February 8, 1979, she married Gordon Michael “ Mike” Moser in Mount Union by Gretchen Crouse. He survives at their Mount Union residence.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children: Kathrine (Hawkins) Gamble, and her husband, Brentley, ofMcConnellsburg; Clifford J. Hawkins Jr., and his wife, Barbara A. (Harkleroad) Hawkins, of Mill Creek; Christopher Raker Hawkins and his wife, Pamela (Boulden) Hawkins, of Smyrna, Del.; grandchildren: Jocelyn Gamble of Mc- Connellsburg; Justin Gamble and his wife, Veronica, of Thayne, Wyo.; Bradley J. Hawkins and his wife, Stephanie of Enola; James M. Hawkins of Mill Creek; Stephania and Stefan Hawkins, both of Smyrna, Del.; great-grandchildren: Caleb Gamble of McConchambersburg nellsburg, Garrett Hawkins of Enola, Paige Gamble of Thayne, Wyo.; sisters, Freda Raker of McConnellsburg; Dorie (Raker) Fell of St. Thomas; HelenOverly ofMc- Connellsburg; sister-in-law Annette K. (Moser) Goldberg of Boston, Mass.; and nephew Douglas Moser and his wife, Mary, of Boston, Mass.

She was preceded in death by a sister in infancy.

She was a member of Mount Union Art Guild and at one time was a member of the Raystown Country Pool League. She was one of the founding members of the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation.

She was a 1952 graduate of Penns Grove High School, Penns Grove, N.J., and a 1956 graduate of The King’s College, South Carolina, with a B.A. in English and a minor in library science. She continued working toward her master’s degree in library science by taking courses at Penn State. In the late 1970s, she was a partner in a macramé shop in Mount Union. For the majority of her working career, she was a teacher in many school districts throughout Huntingdon and surrounding counties.

She was an avid reader and loved flower and vegetable gardening. She was a very artistic and creative person and an accomplished oil painting artist. She also enjoyed sewing, furnituremaking, woodworking, and soap making. During her high school years, she played basketball, and more recently enjoyed shooting pool. She was an extremely spiritual person that enjoyed yoga and attending camping retreats at the Ashram in New York. She also loved vacationing to Hilton Head Island. She had numerous traits, most of which were passed on to her children, and most importantly, she devoted her entire life to her husband.

Friends may call from noon until the hour of service on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at John B. Brown Funeral Home, 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, PA 16652. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the funeralhome, with Rev. Dr. Stanley Bhasker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in remembrance of Barbara Moser may be made to the RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome) Foundation Inc., 1530 Greenview Dr. SW, Suite 210, Rochester, MN 55902.

Services are under the direction of the John B. Brown Funeral Home Inc., 417 Washington St., Huntingdon, PA 16652.

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