Fred T. Moser|
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Fred "Blackie" Moser passed away on November 11, 2013 in Ephrata, WA. He was born on October 10, 1931 to Fred F. and Florence L. Moser in Everett, WA. Blackie graduated from Queen Anne High School. Following high school he entered the military and served in Korea where he earned several awards including two Bronze Service Stars.
Blackie was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara of 29 years; son, Michiel; and granddaughter Mariah, but is survived by the second love of his life, Norma I. Burleson. He is also survived by his children Dennis (Karen), Timothy (Theresa), Misty (Michael) and Deana (Dale). He was blessed with eight grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
Blackie spent his entire working life as a railroad engineer. He had colorful stories of his life on the rails and loved sharing the history he experienced with friends and relatives. Blackie retired from Burlington Northern in 1995. Following his retirement, he traveled extensively with Norma. Eventually the two settled in Ephrata, WA, where they established many wonderful friendships. Blackie was a lifetime Mason (56 years) and served in numerous positions throughout the state. He also belonged to the Central Washington Amateur Radio Club where he served as President from 2012-13 and the Columbia Basin Carriage Club where he also served as President and Board Member.
Services will be held at the Ephrata Masonic Lodge No 167, 436 C Street SW, on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
A private interment will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriner's Hospital. Please sign the online guestbook: www.kayserschapel.com
Arrangements are in care of Kayser's Chapel & Crematory.
Published in The Seattle Times from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2013