LUDY MAE (COALSON) MOSS

Born: Mon., May 15, 1933
Died: Tue., Jan. 24, 2012


Visitation

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 27, 2012
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Jan. 28, 2012
Location: Glenrock Community Baptist Church


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A funeral service for Ludy Mae Moss, 78, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Community Baptist Church in Glenrock, Wyoming with Pastor Rick Bishop officiating.  Interment will be in the Glenrock Cemetery.
Ludy Moss went to join our Father in Heaven on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper, Wyoming.
Ludy was born May 15, 1933 on the Harry Stevick Ranch near Verse, Wyoming in northern Converse County the daughter of George Kendall and Maggie Mae (Young) Coalson.  
Ludy married Robert Moss on January 15, 1952, and this union ended in divorce on June 16, 1958.  Ludy later married David Austin on September 24, 1977, and this union ended in March, 1980.
Ludy was a loving hardworking mother to her brood of six.  She would bake fresh bread once a week and all the kids would come home from school for a fine lunch of fresh bread hot from the oven.  She canned and froze food to store for the future and made lots of jellies and jams.  Every Sunday she herded her little flock to church and after church they would help her make ice cream for a special Sunday treat.
Ludy worked at several restaurants in Glenrock usually washing dishes to single handedly provide for her children.  She made sure they had band and sports uniforms and equipment.  She went to class and studied to complete her G.E.D., and getting the last of the five boys through high school and seeing them graduate.  The fact that Karol attended college, Darold WYO Tech, and Milton and Richard joined the United States Army were some of her proudest moments.
She loved all types of crafts and spent many long hours making lovely gifts for friends and family, and each new couple received embroidered tea towels for wedding gifts.  
Her favorite holiday was Christmas she would start shopping right after Christmas and even with her limited budget find the perfect gift for each and every child, grandchild, friends, and relatives on her list.  She had a knack of coming to visit each home and finding something that household needed and it would be wrapped and ready by Christmas.
Ludy was an avid collector of many treasures her biggest treasure was her thousands of pairs of salt and pepper shakers.
Ludy’s greatest love of all was her family and dear friends.  Ludy was loved by everyone who ever knew her.
Ludy was initiated into the Glenella Rebekah Lodge #41 on March 15, 1978.  Ludy was very proud to be a member of this grand lodge.  She held many offices and worked very hard to keep the Rebekah Lodge going here in Glenrock.
Ludy is survived by four sons and one daughter, Darold (Sandy) Moss of Glenrock, Karol (Ken) Gaskill of Amherst, Colorado, George (Barbara) Moss of Savery, Wyoming, Richard (Angie) Moss of Mt. Lake Terrace, Washington, and John (Darbie) Moss of Gillette, Wyoming; her dear sister, Margaret (Jeff) Stewart of Glenrock; and many, many nephews and nieces.  She is the grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 26, and great-great grandma of one.
Ludy was preceded in death by her father, George Coalson; mother, Maggie Mae Cunningham; two brothers, Darold Johnson and Ray Johnson; her son Milton Ira Moss; and great-great grandson, Damian Knuth-Sauls.  
A memorial to the Glenrock Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 783, Glenrock, Wyoming 82637 would be appreciated by the family.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com.

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Carol
   Posted Fri January 27, 2012
May I express my heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your precious mother. She must have been an exceptional woman! Although I did not know her, and do not know you, your mother's name caught my eye. My sweet grandmother, who lived in Louisiana, was also named Ludie Mae (with a slightly different spelling). That is why I felt a kinship with you. My Ludie Mae was also a loving mother, who loved to bake bread and cook for her family. Perhaps they have already made each other's acquaintance in heaven. May God comfort and strengthen all of you.

Darla (Slagle) Harrington
   Posted Mon January 30, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. Ludy was a great gal my mom Delaine loved being friends with her and working with her. She will truly be missed by all the lives she has touched. Reading the obituary when i came to the part of the salt and pepper shakers brought back good memories as i know she loved collecting them. Time will heal all and just know she is in a better place now even as much as we all like for them to still be with you in body but always in spirit. God Bless you all through all this.

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