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Darrel Lee Moses

Passed Away on July 22, 2019


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Darrel Lee Moses, 85, of Mesa, Arizona went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Darrel was born in Collins (Story County) Iowa on October 22, 1933 to Ralph John and Anna Eliza Moses.  He graduated from high school in Collins in 1952. He married his second grade sweetheart,  Constance (Joy) Milligan, December 28, 1952 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Collins. Shortly after, he served in the Army in the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in an ammunition depot in Sanpenne, France.

After the service, he returned to the family farm in Collins. From 1965 to 1987 he operated Moses Mobile Feed Service. Darrel and Joy moved to Mesa, AZ where he worked for America West Airlines in the galley department as lead technician. He retired in 2001 and stayed active in the airline’s employee retirement organization.

Darrel was an active member of the community. He served as 4H leader for 26 years and a member of the American Legion for 61 years. He was a long time member of the Collins fire department and held local and state positions in the Lions Club.

Darrel was also an enthusiastic member of his church. In the Collins Evangelical United Brethren Church, he served in various positions, from member of the Board of Trustees, to Sunday School Superintendent. At Mesa Velda Rose United Methodist Church, Darrel continued to be an active member,from volunteering wherever needed, to President of the Men’s group.

Darrel enjoyed being part of the photography and computer clubs in his retirement community, Dreamland Villa.  He loved his dune buggy, taking family and friends for rides, and decorating and driving in many parades. Darrel and Joy loved to travel and being with family and friends. Darrel loved to visit and never knew a stranger.

Darrel was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Constance; children: Bradford (Deborah), Anthony (Barbara), Merridee Isabelle (William). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Andrew (Tara), Aaron (Kristin), Eric (Emily), Bradford (Sarah), and Brian (Allison); great-grandchildren: Brooke, Jake, and Paige Moses, Lexi and Brynley Moses, Aubrey and Henry Moses, Logan and Tanner Moses, Braxton and Maddox Moses; and sibling Ralph (Bob) Moses.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sibling, John (Richard) Moses.

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  1. Sue Oglesby Strong says:

    I’m very sorry to read of Darrel’s passing. I remember him and a kind gentle man. My prayers are with his family.
    Sue Oglesby Strong

  2. BILL HAMILTON SR says:

    DARRELL WAS A CUSTOMER & GOOD FRIEND FOR 62 YEARS+.
    MY SYMPATHY, THOUGHTS &
    PRAYER GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.

  3. Sherry Granger says:

    My condolences to all of you. Darrel was such a wonderful contributor in every way to his community & friends. He will be missed. Take comfort in knowing he is in The Loving Father’s Arms ♥️

  4. Reda Kilgore says:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Darrel’s passing! One thing that all of us who knew him know for sure. That fact is that he is for sure with our Lord Jesus Christ. Joy, I feel for you. You know I have been through this and it is hard to go through it but with your faith in Christ He will carry you through all of it. I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Rick Waugh says:

    I was one of Darrell’s supervisor at America West Airlines. Darrell was a great guy and I loved talking to him. He will be missed by all.
    RIP my friend.

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Darrel Lee Moses

Passed Away on July 22, 2019


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Darrel Lee Moses, 85, of Mesa, Arizona went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Darrel was born in Collins (Story County) Iowa on October 22, 1933 to Ralph John and Anna Eliza Moses.  He graduated from high school in Collins in 1952. He married his second grade sweetheart,  Constance (Joy) Milligan, December 28, 1952 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Collins. Shortly after, he served in the Army in the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in an ammunition depot in Sanpenne, France.

After the service, he returned to the family farm in Collins. From 1965 to 1987 he operated Moses Mobile Feed Service. Darrel and Joy moved to Mesa, AZ where he worked for America West Airlines in the galley department as lead technician. He retired in 2001 and stayed active in the airline’s employee retirement organization.

Darrel was an active member of the community. He served as 4H leader for 26 years and a member of the American Legion for 61 years. He was a long time member of the Collins fire department and held local and state positions in the Lions Club.

Darrel was also an enthusiastic member of his church. In the Collins Evangelical United Brethren Church, he served in various positions, from member of the Board of Trustees, to Sunday School Superintendent. At Mesa Velda Rose United Methodist Church, Darrel continued to be an active member,from volunteering wherever needed, to President of the Men’s group.

Darrel enjoyed being part of the photography and computer clubs in his retirement community, Dreamland Villa.  He loved his dune buggy, taking family and friends for rides, and decorating and driving in many parades. Darrel and Joy loved to travel and being with family and friends. Darrel loved to visit and never knew a stranger.

Darrel was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Those left to cherish his memory is his wife, Constance; children: Bradford (Deborah), Anthony (Barbara), Merridee Isabelle (William). He is also survived by his grandchildren: Andrew (Tara), Aaron (Kristin), Eric (Emily), Bradford (Sarah), and Brian (Allison); great-grandchildren: Brooke, Jake, and Paige Moses, Lexi and Brynley Moses, Aubrey and Henry Moses, Logan and Tanner Moses, Braxton and Maddox Moses; and sibling Ralph (Bob) Moses.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sibling, John (Richard) Moses.

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5 responses to “Darrel Lee Moses”

  1. Sue Oglesby Strong says:

    I’m very sorry to read of Darrel’s passing. I remember him and a kind gentle man. My prayers are with his family.
    Sue Oglesby Strong

  2. BILL HAMILTON SR says:

    DARRELL WAS A CUSTOMER & GOOD FRIEND FOR 62 YEARS+.
    MY SYMPATHY, THOUGHTS &
    PRAYER GO OUT TO THE FAMILY.

  3. Sherry Granger says:

    My condolences to all of you. Darrel was such a wonderful contributor in every way to his community & friends. He will be missed. Take comfort in knowing he is in The Loving Father’s Arms ♥️

  4. Reda Kilgore says:

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Darrel’s passing! One thing that all of us who knew him know for sure. That fact is that he is for sure with our Lord Jesus Christ. Joy, I feel for you. You know I have been through this and it is hard to go through it but with your faith in Christ He will carry you through all of it. I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Rick Waugh says:

    I was one of Darrell’s supervisor at America West Airlines. Darrell was a great guy and I loved talking to him. He will be missed by all.
    RIP my friend.

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