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Geraldine Mosher

June 30, 1928 – Sept. 28, 2021

Geraldine L. Mosher, 93, of Sweet Home, died Sept. 28, 2021, at her home.

She was born June 30, 1928 to James and Armina (Horner) Graves in St. Helens.

She grew up with one other sibling, a sister, Lela Ann Gosser.

She moved at the age of 2 from St. Helens to Sweet Home, where she attended Sweet Home High School. There she fell in love with her high school sweetheart, James E. Mosher.

They married soon after her high school graduation, on Dec. 23, 1946, just two days shy of Christmas.

Her husband served in the United States Navy and Geraldine followed him, living in San Diego, Calif., for two years while he completed his service. There she had their first baby, Joyce.

After Mr. Mosher's discharge, they moved back to Sweet Home, where she lived the rest of her life and had four other children JoAnne, Allan, Linda and Patty. She and James remained married for 72 years, the majority of it was in Sweet Home.

Besides being a wonderful homemaker, Geraldine was a secretary for Arlie Elliott Realty. She was an avid bowler, bowling at Sweet Home Lanes four or five nights a week. She belonged to several associations, including WIBC Bowling and USBC Bowling, serving as secretary for the local association.

In her own right, Mrs. Mosher won many first-place trophies in league competitions and bowled well into her 80s. She also had devout faith and was a long-time member of Sweet Home Church of Christ.

She would often busy herself with sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, reading, scrapbooking, and working jigsaw puzzles. 

Mrs. Mosher is survived by her children, Allan and daughter-in-law Carmen Mosher, Linda and son-in-law Bill McNelly, and Patty Dale; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; daughters Joyce Wells and JoAnne Gifford; her parents; and her sister, Lela Ann Gosser.