Leonard Garland Mosley

Longtime Quincy resident Leonard Mosley died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Reno, Nev. of heart failure.

Leonard was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Wingate, Texas to Leonard Garner and Inez Mahurin Mosley, the third of five children. His parents moved their family to California when Leonard was 4, where he graduated from Exeter Union High School in 1952.

An active member of Meadow Valley Community Church, he was a deeply committed Christian with an abiding love for the Lord. His faith sustained him in the last year as his health declined.

He faced his final illness with the conviction the Lord would greet him with open arms. He found great joy in his walk with God.

Leonard's mother and father and his brother Stan preceded him in death. In addition to his wife DeAnne, he is survived by daughter Mona (Steve) Hill, daughter Mary Mosley, son Tom (Vivian) Schmid, son Ron (Velvet) Schmid, daughter Melissa (Russell) Hays and son Morgan Mosley, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Evelyn Blair, brothers Marvin (June) Mosley and James (Martha) Mosley and 20 nieces and nephews who respected and adored their Uncle L.G.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Meadow Valley Community Church. Inurnment will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Leonard's family request donations to causes close to his heart: Plumas County Museum, Plumas County Sheriff's Office Toyland, Plumas District Hospital Volunteers' Bargain Boutique for its medical scholarship fund or Meadow Valley Community Church missions in care of Fehrman's Mortuary, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971. His family invites friends and family to sign the online memorial book at fehrmansmortuary.com.

Published in Willows Journal from Dec. 12 to Dec. 19, 2012