Janette M. Moseley
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1922 - 2013 WEST HOOSICK, NY Janette Marion Brix Moseley of West Hoosick passed away peacefully in her own home on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.
Janette was the daughter of Marion Brix Kjelgaard and Stella (Hendricksen) Kjelgaard and was born March 6, 1922, on the Indian Hill Farm in Hoosick. She was the loving wife of Paul Raymond Moseley for 68 years and was almost 91 years old. (Paul--predeceased 2011). She spent her childhood growing up during the Depression in the Hoosick/Breese Hollow area. Her mother and father (Marius and Stella Kjelgaard) were farmers and had moved to the Hoosick area originating from North Dakota. Janette was the youngest of three children, having an older sister and brother, Erland and Genevieve, both of whom are predeceased. The early school years were spent attending a one-room country schoolhouse in Breese Hollow, walking to and from school in fall, winter, and spring, It was during this time period that she became acquainted with her lifelong best friend, Marion (Goodermote) Hynick, who lived nearby. Later, she attended Hoosick Falls High School, graduating in 1938. While in high school, she fancied a boy by the name of Paul Raymond Moseley, but it wasn't until a few years after graduation, when her brother Erland introduced them did she get to know the one she soon after would marry and spend the rest of her life with.
Paul and Janette were wedded in Holy Matrimony on Aug. 29, 1942, after which they moved to a parcel of farm land located in West Hoosick, NY. It was there that they settled and through the course of time raised five children (Paula, Gerry, Harold, Ann and Scott). During her life, she had various interests and hobbies that ranged from horseback riding, raising Boston terriers, copiloting a Cessna 172, as a member of the International Flying Farmers to a ceramic business that she organized and ran on the farm. This latter venture further turned into a more particular pastime, porcelain doll making. Dolls became a tremendous passion and she quickly transcended into an avid collector and adorer. Occasionally, she would travel to different community establishments, such as the Danforth Center, Health Center or the Senior Center to give "doll-talks" and demonstrations of fabrication and history.
Janette definitely loved and enjoyed her life to the fullest, always happy and always positive, but what she really cherished the most was the simple time spent with her husband, family, friends, and the get-together at Christmas for the group dinner, fellowship and the celebration of her Lord - Jesus Christ. She was a proud and devoted member of the West Hoosick Baptist Church for over 50 years, where in her later years she was sometimes referred to as the "Matriarch of West Hoosick." She would play along and give the queen's wave.
Janet is survived by her children, Paula (Don) Baker, Gerry (Donna) Moseley, Harold (Lucy Springer - predeceased) Moseley, Ann (John) Mayhew, Scott (Terry) Moseley, along with 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren (which includes two predeceased grandsons, Timothy Scott Moseley and Glenn Edward Baker).
FUNERAL NOTICE: Visitation hour will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 1 - 2 p.m. at the West Hoosick Baptist Church, West Hoosick, NY 12028. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in the same location.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the West Hoosick Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care of the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls, NY.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 29, 2013