Mary Cecilia Moss
Mary Cecilia Moss, 90, passed away peacefully on Sept. 21, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving husband and family.
She was born Sept. 13, 1925, to Virgil and Hilda Berto in Spokane. She grew up in the Spokane area, the second oldest of six children. She attended Holy Names Academy and loved her studies and enjoyed playing the piano. In 1947 she married Ramon Escure. They farmed in the Sprague area before moving to Quincy in 1959, where they continued to farm and raise their seven children until his passing in 1968. In 1970 she married Manuel Moss, the love of her life for the past 45 years. They continued farming, while raising her seven children and caring for her mother. After retirement in 1988, they enjoyed traveling and were able to finally visit Manuel’s family in Spain who always loved and admired her from afar.
Mary was a very bright woman with a great sense of humor. She handled the farm finances and was always there to help family and friends with their personal needs. She was active in her church, teaching CCD for many years. Mary loved her garden, especially her roses. She enjoyed her greenhouse and was known for nursing everyone’s plants back to health. She was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Mom taught her children the value of education and hard work. She was a great cook and made the best apple pie. She loved feeding everyone, especially her grandkids who all had a place at her counter for a handmade milkshake (no matter the time of day). Her home was a favorite stop for all the grandchildren and was a warm and welcoming gathering place for family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Manuel Moss; her sister, Margaret (Keith) Spangle; her sister-in-law, Skip Berto; her children, Joe (Cherie) Escure, Bob (Nita) Escure, Tina (Allen) Evenson, Bernie (Ted) Ovenell and Susan (Chad) Escure; her daughters-in-law, Donna Escure and Diane Escure; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; great-grandnieces Kyla and Cydney Schaapman; all the wonderful girls from Quincy Home Care Agency; Jen and staff from Assured Hospice, who all helped care for her, providing the family help and guidance along the way; and her many neighbors and friends who offered prayers and encouragement during her extended illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Virgil, Louis and Joe; sister Agnes and two sons, Ramon and John.
We all have been blessed with her love. She showed us by example the true definition of family and unconditional love. Mom, you will be missed by us all.
Holy rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Quincy. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, also from St. Pius X Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow in the Quincy Valley Cemetery.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign its online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.