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Senator Frank E. Moss "Ted" 9/23/11 ~ 1/29/03  Frank Edward Moss, age 91, passed away peacefully January 29, 2003. He was born September 23, 1911 in Holladay to James E. "Jimmy" and Harriet Maud Martin (Nixon) Moss. He married Phyllis Hart June 20, 1934 in the Salt Lake Temple.He graduated from the University of Utah with his BA degree, magna cum laude, in 1933. In 1937, he received his JD degree, cum laude, from George Washington University in Washington, DC. During this same year, he was admitted to the bar and began to work in the General Counsel's Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and returned to Utah where he was elected City Judge in Salt Lake City beginning in 1940 and ending in 1950, although his terms were interrupted by service in the US Army Air Corps in Europe during World War II. He retired military service as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Beginning in 1950, he was elected Salt Lake County Attorney and served for eight years before his election to the, US Senate, where he served from January 1959 to January 1977. In the United States Senate, Ted was widely respected for his integrity, compassion, intelligence, and judicial temperament. His colleagues referred to him as: "The Conscience of the Senate," and elevated him to the number three-ranking post in the Senate leadership, secretary of the Democratic Caucus. His legislative accomplishments were vast. He sponsored legislation to facilitate nuclear disarmament and he worked for world peace. He was one of the Senate's leading champions of the environment, leading the fight against air and water pollution. He was its foremost conservationist, whose legislation created more national parks than anyone before him or since. He was without peer as a champion for the consumer; most of the major consumer rights legislation enacted in the last half of the 20th century bears his name. In the same way, Ted was a fierce champion of civil rights, women's rights, and of the rights of vulnerable children and the disabled. He won national acclaim for his fight to bring greater dignity and justice to the nation's senior citizens; he was their voice in the Senate. In addition, he fought and won several battles to protect the health of the nation at large, including winning approval of legislation he authored to bar cigarette advertising on television. He led the fight against fraud and waste in government. He made national headlines for his daring firsthand investigation posing as a Medicaid patient in the so-called "Medicaid Mills" or welfare clinics that checker the ghettos of America's major cities. His legislation created the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services and he helped create the Senate Budget Committee in an effort to bring federal spending under control. Finally, he saved the US space program and gave it renewed energy during his distinguished service as chairman of the, Senate Committee on Aeronautics and Space. He continued to serve the nation with vigor after his retirement from the Senate. He served as President of the US Association of Former Members of Congress, as Chairman of the Foundation for Hospice and Homecare. And with Val and Bill Halamandaris, he helped create the Hall of Honor for Congress and founded the Caring Institute, dedicated to the promotion of caring, integrity, and public service. He believed that government service was both a high privilege and a public trust "Whether for the individual or for the nation, self is best served by transcending self," he said. Senator Moss realized his lifelong dream to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Utah and the nation. On September 15, 1990, the gracious and stately Federal Court in Salt Lake City was officially named the Frank E. Moss Courthouse. It was a nation's expression of gratitude to a public servant who had dedicated his life to the law and to his country. He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities over the years. Those he taught loved him. He took every opportunity to meet with missionaries and members of the Church as he traveled throughout the world. He took particular pleasure in his efforts to assist the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their world-wide performances. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; four children, Marilyn Armstrong, Edward (Marilyn) Moss, Brian (Carol) Moss all of Salt Lake City; and Gordon Moss of Tampa, Florida; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, four sisters: Gladys, Mildred Wagstaff, Bernice, Afton and two brothers: Wayne and Joseph. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Brighton Gardens for their loving and wonderful care. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3, 2003, at 12 noon at the Federal Heights Ward, 1300 East Fairfax Road, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held Sunday, February 2, 2003, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, and at 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the Ward. Interment to follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to The Caring Institute, 228 7th Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003 Send condolences to

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Published in Deseret News from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2003.
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February 3, 2003
The Senator was a great man and I started in politics because of him. His victory in 1970 remains one of the most memorable moments in my life and his adherence to Democratic ideals continues to fuel my idealsm in the system.
Randy Horiuchi
February 3, 2003
Dear Brian and and all the Moss Family:
Collene and I wish to say to you that your father was truly a great man in every way. He is a credit to Utah and represented us well. I remember him and your family when I lived at 13th South and 14th East, in Salt Lake City.

And Brian we appreciated you so much for being our life-line while we were in Senegal, West Africa, and having you in our house to visit and worship. Thanks to you and your sweet wife for your friendship. We buried Collene's mother on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Heber, and hope all is well with all of the Moss Family. We send our love and best wishes,
Howard and Collene Bartlett
Lehi, Utah.
Howard F. Bartlett
February 2, 2003
A thoughtful and progressive leader has left our midst. To Senator Moss: May your memory be eternal. To his family: our thoughts are with you.
Greg Navarro
February 1, 2003
Dear Phyllis & Family: REMEMBERING! Hayden Stewart Jones
Hayden Stewart Jones
February 1, 2003
Dear Marilyn, Brian & Ed,
Paul and I send our condolences from Hamilton, New Zealand where we are presiding over the New Zealand Missionary Training Center. I so appreciated your wonderful parents as I grew up in Wasatch Ward. What precious memories they helped make with the lovely luncheons, fun parties in your backyard, and the magnificent tree house. As Senator from Utah your father served us well, we were so proud of him. I fondly remember our family's visit to Washington D.C. and the precious time your father took visiting with us in his Senate Office. He made us feel like V.I.P's.
May the Lord comfort all of you and especially your dear mother at this time very tender time of great loss. We send our love and prayers. Sincerely Paul & Jean Hanks
Jean Palmer Hanks
February 1, 2003
Dear Phyllis, Marilyn, Edward, and family: I still have memories of your family when we lived across the street from you on 13th South and 14th East. Ted was always so nice to me as a young child. I remember playing with Marilyn. It was a great neighborhood. What a good long productive life Ted lived.

Love, Nancy Hills Lamps
Nancy Hills Lamps
January 31, 2003
Dear Phyliss and Family. What a great person!!. I was so greatful to have known him. Mary Duanne loved you both so much and talked of you often while she was with us. Ted's legacy will live forever. Jack Wright - Love you.
Jack Wright
January 31, 2003
Dear friends Ed, Marilyn, Brian and Carol:

My prayers are with you during the loss, funeral, and "celebration of life" of your Dad, our beloved "Senator Moss". What a great life he's lived. Reading the obituary was wonderful!

We are home from our mission at the Polynesian Cultural Center (18 mos.) now, unpacking, having our operations, etc. so won't be up to see you anytime soon. I've always enjoyed all of you so much: Ed and me being on the EHS "Bowling Team", cute Marilyn's mom being my all-time "favorite teacher" (and the hardest), Brian and Carol being in my Federal Heights Ward!

I hope things go as planned and I'm sure they'll be beautifully executed.

If Marilyn's mother is still living, I'd like to write her a letter. Would you please send her address to me? Thanks! May Heavenly Father sustain and bless you and your family at this time.

Love, Nadine (Nelson-Heiner) Allen
34 E. Canterbury Ct., Phoenix, AZ 85022 (telephone 602-942-2737)
Nadine (Nelson-Heiner) Allen
January 31, 2003
To the Frank E. Moss family: I went to East High, class of 1959 with Edward. We extend our love and best wishes to all of you at this time of your lives. We have lost both of our parents and it is not fun. Your father was a good man and now he is at peace. May you find comfort and peace in your hearts.
Nathan & Norma (Strang) Larsen
Nathan & Norma (Strang) Larsen
January 31, 2003
Dear Phyllis and the Moss family,

We were deeply saddened to hear of the Senator's passing. He was a monumental figure to our counrty, the State of Utah and to our family. When our uncle and Sentor Moss's friend Harold Fabian passed away in Salt Lake in the 1970s, the first call we received at his apartment was Senator Moss giving his condolences to the family.

He was a great man and we mourn his loss with you. We send our love and wish you strength at this time of sadness.
John Clark
January 31, 2003
My thoughts and prayers are with the family on the loss of Senator
Moss. Many years have passed since I first met Marilyn and her sweet family. I cherish the good times we had together. Having just lost my partner of 31 years, I can share in your grief at this time, but assure you that God has his plan for eternal bliss and salvation, and
this has been a comfort for me, as it surely is for you.

Bless you all.

Ray Jensen
3822 Park Street
Jacksonville, Fl 32205
Ray Jensen
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