Carolyn "Diane" Moss

May 9, 1934 - October 12, 2017
Born in Preston, Idaho
Resided in West Point, Utah
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Carolyn Diane Roe Moss
May 9, 1934 - October 12, 2017
Together again with her husband who died just two short months ago, our beloved matriarch, Carolyn Diane Roe Moss, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at McKay Dee Hospital. She was 83 years old.

Born on May 9, 1934, at the family home in Preston, Idaho to Lonsdale Byatt Roe and Juanita Allen Heusser, she grew up loving her hometown and, later in life, she would visit it as often as she could. One of the highlights of her younger years was playing with her cousin Bobbie (George) who lived next door and was her same age. Her second-grade teacher had so many Carolines, Carolyns, and Carols in the class that she asked the family if she could call her by her middle name, Diane. The habit stuck and, much to her mother’s delight, she was forever after known as Diane. The family moved to Ogden, Utah when she was just 8 years old, but she was particularly fond of her childhood memories in Preston.

Tragedy struck early in her life when her loving father died at a very young age. Diane was just 11 years old at the time and the memories of that event affected her entire life.

She married Orrell Mitchell Moss of West Point, Utah on July 31, 1950, after having turned just 16 years old. Their marriage was solemnized a year later on September 25, 1951 in the Salt Lake Temple, prior to him entering the U.S. Army to serve in the Korean War. Her step-dad, Jack, whom she loved dearly, allowed her to move back home while her husband was away. Upon his return from the war, the young couple worked together to build their lifelong home in West Point, Utah. Making it the “best little town” became a new life passion.

After many years without children and with plans to adopt being started, she was finally able to have their first son, Mark, and then subsequently Lance and Clark. After many difficult miscarriages with one particularly late-term one, she was able to give birth to their only daughter, Amber.

For her education, she attended Franklin County Idaho and Ogden City Schools and she loved all school activities. She was an excellent student with a particular interest in history and geography. She loved sports and was a cheerleader at Ogden High School. Because she got married so young, she went back to school when she was a young mother with multiple children and graduated from Davis High School. It was quite a feat, but she was glad she put forth the effort.

She had many interests and was constantly active - until her later years. She loved to teach swimming as a Red Cross certified instructor and taught many of the West Point children how to swim at the Clearfield Pool. She also became a lifelong genealogist and spent decades researching family lines. It was said she would identify a family relationship with anybody living in northern Utah and southern Idaho - making everybody a relative. She loved sewing, knitting, and hand-stitch embroidery. She was an avid reader and like her mother before her, she loved a beautiful flower garden, especially rose bushes. She also loved all of their pets. When they built their log cabin in the Uintah mountains, it became a second home where an extension of their legacy could thrive.

Her life showed she was no stranger to work - having to work hard ever since her father’s death. She was employed by Clearfield State Bank during her husband’s military service and worked there over 10 years. She worked for 45 years as the city recorder of West Point and was named “Utah’s Top Recorder of the Year” in 1997. During that time, she also worked for the Ogden Standard Examiner and then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a custodian to the buildings in West Point. But of all the work she performed, she loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother the most. She was exceptionally generous and actively involved in our lives. She loved each and every one of us and tried to make our lives better.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and willingly served in many capacities, such as Relief Society and Young Women’s presidencies, ward and stake sports director, Cub Scout den leader, and visiting teacher. Of all the callings she had, she loved Young Women’s camp director the most - having served in that capacity many times at the stake and ward level. She also served in the community, twice as PTA president and as captain of the local Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother finished her last task and finally went home to her awaiting husband, father, mother, step-father, and siblings. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Loneita (Lonny) and Gloria. She is survived by her children Mark (Susan), Lance (Jean), Clark (Lisa), and Amber (Tim Jones). She leaves a posterity of 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren (with one on the way), all of whom love her.

Visitations will be at the LDS Church located at 2852 West 300 North, West Point, Utah, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 and 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 16. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the West Point City cemetery.

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West Point 14th Ward
2852 West 300 North
West Point, Utah United States 84015
October 15, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
October 16, 2017
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
West Point 14th Ward
2852 West 300 N
West Point , Utah United States 84015
October 16, 2017
11:00 AM
West Point Cemetery
Bluff Road
West Point, UT US 84015
October 16, 2017