FRED MOSS

FRED MOSS

Jan. 17, 1913 - April 1, 2003

Fred Moss, 90, of Pendleton died April 1 at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton.

He was born Jan. 17, 1913, at Lostine to Charles Marion and Hester Amy (VanArsdale) Moss. He was raised and attended schools in Canyon City.

On June 2, 1937, he married Henrietta June Bradley at Groveville (John Day). Before moving to Pendleton in 1970, he had lived at Enterprise, Fossil, John Day, Ukiah, Calif., and Seneca.

Mr. Moss was a welder, machinist and mechanic, and from 1937-40 was a self-employed log truck driver. He had been employed by Blue Mountain Mills, Texaco, Eastern Oregon Freight and Findly Logging. He was with Woodpecker Truck and Equipment for 21 years and worked for P&N Trucking Service Inc. from 1989 until his retirement in 1994.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, time spent with family and friends and the Liar's Club. He was a member of the First Church of God and the Pendleton Elks Lodge.

Mr. Moss is survived by his wife, Henrietta June Moss of Pendleton; son, Phillip F. Moss of The Dalles; daughter, Linda Lou Laney of Rainier; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by son Richard Lee Moss who died in 1993 at age 51, half-brother Blueford VanEilerts, and sister Alberta Aulman.

A memorial service for Fred Moss was held April 6 at the First Church of God in Pendleton. Interment will be later at the Canyon City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fred Moss Tree of Life Fund, St. Anthony Hospital Tree of Life, c/o Henrietta J. Moss, P.O. Box 1462, Pendleton, OR 97801.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton was in charge of arrangements.

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