July 26, 1924 - May 24, 2007
Asa "Ace" B. Moser Jr. of Philomath, died Thursday at his home of congestive heart failure. He was 82.
He was born to Asa Bayless Moser Sr. and Dora Edith Frantz. He was born and raised in Hoskins and attended grade school there. He graduated from Kings Valley High School in 1942, and joined the U.S. Army, serving from 1943 to 1946, in the Asiatic Pacific, mostly in Taipei, Taipan.
His family owned and operated Hoskins Lumber in Hoskins until 1957. Then they moved the mill to Wren Hill where it remains today. He was the head sawyer there.
Ace married Dorothy Eisenbrandt in 1951; they had three children together and later divorced. Ace enjoyed trains and steam engines. He had a great love for the outdoors, particularly birds, trees and flowers, and he loved to go hunt and to go fishing at Crane Prairie. "He was the greatest man to walk the face of the earth."
He is survived by daughter Lori King of Corvallis; sons Gary Moser of Jacksonville and Reid Moser of Philomath; brother Linn Moser of Philomath; two grandchildren, Grant and Katie; one great-grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; his long-time companion, Ruth Okey, and her sons, Billy Okey of Philomath, Butch Okey of Philomath and Bruce Okey of Las Vegas. He is preceded in death by three sisters.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to Benton Hospice Service c/o McHenry Funeral Home.