Paul E. Moser passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Monday, June 28, 2021 from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
Paul was born on January 18, 1942 in Auburn, Lincoln, Wyoming to Seth and Alice Moser. His early years were spent in Auburn. Their family later moved to Weiser, Idaho.
He attended BYU where he met Lois Ann Davidson. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints in the Central British Mission from 1961-1963. When he returned home, he married Lois Ann Davidson of Payette, Idaho in the Logan Utah Temple on August 30, 1963.
He received his Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Utah State University in Logan, Utah and his post-doctorate from McGill University in St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada.
He worked for Gallatin Valley Seed Company in Twin Falls, Idaho and later for Rogers Brothers Seed Company in Nampa, Idaho where he worked alongside cherished friends to develop award-winning pea and bean plant varieties that were disease resistant, heat tolerant, and would thrive in many countries. He received the Meritorious Service Award from The National Pea Improvement Association on October 24, 1995.
His family enjoyed the outdoors, especially the Sawtooth National Forest and their yearly family reunions. They enjoyed supporting each other in their activities and events, which included school and church basketball games, band and choir concerts, track meets, and dance and piano recitals.
He is survived by his wife Lois Ann Moser; his children Gary Paul Moser (Denise), Brian D. Moser (Michelle), Renae Acor (Brett), Karla Brown (Darrin), Laurie Blomstrom (Mike), and Lisa Maness (Tim); 30 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters—Jenice Gomm, Jayne Christensen, and Terri Anderson; and 3 brothers—Reed Moser, Eric Moser, and Kelle Moser.
He is preceded in death by his sisters Jeanne Schwab and Caroline Moser (stillborn) and his parents Seth and Alice Moser.
The family would like to thank Harrison’s Hope Hospice for their loving care, and Rachel and Camden Parry and the Hull family for keeping our yard beautiful during this difficult time.
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