Annabel “Ann” Moses
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 8:37pm admin
Annabel “Ann” Moses, age 85, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Annabel E. Erickson was born April 19, 1933, in Border, Minnesota, to Andrew and Ada (Gagnon) Erickson. She grew up and received her education in International Falls, Minnesota. After her schooling, she moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, where she met a Marine, Gay Moses.
They were united in marriage on April 20, 1953, in Hawthorne. After Gay’s honorable discharge, they moved to his father’s ranch near Witten, South Dakota. In 1955, they moved to Philip, South Dakota, where she worked as a waitress, mail carrier, school cook, and later at Carley’s grocery store. She was a certified nursing assistant at the Philip hospital for over 30 years, and was a very hard and dedicated worker.
After her husband Gay’s death on January 20, 2012, Ann continued to remain in Philip, where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Evening Guild, the Hospital Auxilliary, and the chairman of the Bad River Senior Center for many years. She enjoyed quilting, loved to bowl, playing cards, and liked to cook for everybody, especially making bread. She treasured the time she spent with her grandkids.
Ann was grateful to Rick “rent-a-brother” Coyle, who religiously checked on Ann every day. Ann and the family truly appreciated this gesture.
Survivors include four sons: Dennis (Donna) Moses of Escondido, California, Joe (Michaelea) Moses of Rapid City, Michael (Shar) Moses of Philip, and Donald (Wanda) Moses of Fairmont, Nebraska; two daughters, Bonnie (Dave) Moses of Exeter, NE, and Julie (Todd) Brown of Fairmont, NE; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Genevieve Handly of Rogers, AR, Sylvia Schavez of San Diego, CA, and Agnes (Francis) Amiote of International Falls, MN; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gay Moses on January 20, 2012; her parents; and one granddaughter Shanda Kay Moses.
A visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip with Father Gary Oreshoski officiating, assisted by Deacon Lloyd Frein.
Interment was at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.