Darlene Marie Moser, 73, of Rigby, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at her home of cancer.
She was born in Rigby to Jesse and Alta Briggs and was raised in Lewisville, Idaho.
Darlene married her best friend, Ross Moser, on April 18, 1939, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She was an active member of the LDS church, serving in many positions including counselor in the Relief Society and many years in Primary and Cub Scouts.
Darlene had an upholstery business and was a seamstress, sewing everything from bags to baby clothes to wedding dresses, and everything in between. She had the humanitarian workshop sewing bags, and helping groups sew bags in her home for 10 years. She was known as the "bag lady." Darlene loved to quilt and quilted for hire as well for family and friends, as many as 40 quilts a year. She was everyone's favorite grandma even if she wasn't blood-related. Everyone always felt welcome at her home and she could feed a crowd. She was a loving, fun and very giving person.
She is survived by her husband, Ross M Moser of Rigby; daughters, Marie (Paul) Withers of Rigby, Sara Jane (Shane) Rampton of Garland, Utah, Melissa (Ben) Campbell of Juniper, Idaho, and Teresa Balls Moser of Rigby; sons, Marlow (Kaye) Moser of Victorville, Calif., Dudley (Lori) Moser of Rigby, Stuart (Brent) Moser of Rigby, Bryce (Amy) Moser of Blackfoot and Leon (Kerry) Moser of Sugar City; sisters, Lova Sievers of Garfield, Ellen Blackwood, of Twin Falls, Melba Jeppson, of Springville, Utah, and Leon (Louis) Nixon of South Jordan, Utah; 39 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William "Bill" Briggs, Jesse Leon Briggs and Charles "Chuck" Briggs; and grandson, Justin Moser.
Darlene's family expresses its sincere appreciation to Teton Oncology staff and Hospice of Eastern Idaho for its love, help and support.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Grant LDS Chapel, 3431 E. 100 North, with Bishop Grover Wray conducting. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, both at the church. Burial will be in Grant Central Cemetery. Services are under the care of Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.