Barbara Jean Moser

9/21/1937 - 9/7/2021


Barbara Jean (Mazza) Moser, of Bellingham, went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2021.   She was born to Albert Angelo and Viola Evelyn Mazza in Olean, NY on September 21, 1937.

Barbara attended School in Olean partially though her junior year.  Classmates often called her by her nickname on her sorority coat, “Barbie.”  Then in 1954 Barbara’s father, an employee with Socony Vacuum Refinery, moved the family across country in a 1941 Plymouth to Whatcom County where employment continued with the flying red horse, Mobil Oil Corporation.

Barbara graduated from Ferndale High School in 1956.  She then met Frank Moser.  They married on August 9, 1958 at Peace Arch Gardens in Blaine and were still husband and wife until death do us part for 62 years.

Barbara was the foundation that helped build Moser Farms for 60+ years.  Milking cows, feeding calves, driving tractor and bookkeeping.  The farm survived fires, floods and farming challenges.

She had a love for music and could play the organ and piano.  Sweet Adelines Tuesday night singing was a beloved ritual.  Barbershop singing continued with close friends in a Quartet and Trio.  Barbara went to Browns Beauty School and as a previously licensed beautician sometimes did her friends’ hair before their singing engagements.  She spent years in the church choir singing and caroling at multiple venues in Whatcom County.  Favorite memories are from Old Settlers, especially the Saturday evening dance.  Barbara and Frank dancing together was a special thing to behold and lifelong passion.  Their favorite song was “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller.

Barbara also loved traveling and made multiple trips back to Olean to reunite with family.  One of those trips was by motorhome with a few family members.  One visit to New York with Frank and friends included seeing Broadway Productions.  She made more than one flight to Europe with friends and family visiting Bulgaria, Switzerland, France and Italy.  Vacations in Hawaii and Mexico also created fond memories.

Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and devoted wife.  She found her strength in life through her faith in the Catholic Church.  Barbara lived the last 32 years of her life in her cherished home.

Barbara is preceded in death by parents Albert and Viola Mazza, and her husband Frank Moser.

She is survived by her brothers Ronald Mazza and Michael Mazza (JoAnn), her sons Mark, Gary, and Steve, her daughter Kerry Sweitzer (Ed), stepdaughter Karen Allen (Mike), grandchildren Michael Allen (Bridget), Kinsey Meyers (Steve), Matthew Moser, Dalton Moser, and Cody Moser, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary Service and viewing will be held on Tues. Sept. 21 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Greenacres Memorial Park Chapel (5700 Northwest Dr. Ferndale, WA).  A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church (5781 Hendrickson Ave. Ferndale, WA.) on Wed. Sept. 22 at 11:00 A.M. followed by a graveside committal at 2:00 P.M. at Greenacres Memorial Park. Following the graveside service, there will be a reception at Moser Farms.

Prayer Service

  • Date & Time: September 21, 2021 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park - Chapel
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: September 22, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
  • Venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • Location: 5781 Hendrickson Ave. Ferndale, WA 98248

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: September 22, 2021 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248


  • Date & Time: September 22, 2021 (3:30 PM)
  • Venue: Moser Farms

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5 responses to Barbara Jean Moser

  1. Karen Powers says:

    Barb was such a spirited person! Her love of family, church, music, and dancing live vividly in my memories. In my mind’s eye, I can see her smartly dressed and popping into the driver’s seat of her big SUV. I’m glad she was in my life. May you, her family, be comforted.

  2. Barb was a Ferndale Library volunteer for a number of years in the mid 80’s. Such a lovely person to have worked with. My sympathies.
    Jeannie Bremer, retired Ferndale Library staff.

  3. Sheri Ellis says:

    I am so sorry Kerry, no word’s to describe how sad I was to hear about this, so soon after loosing Frank, It’s not easy loosing a parent, and now both, I ache for you, so many fond memories of growing up your friend and neighbor, always here for you if you need anything,
    Sympathy from Sheri (Tawes) Ellis and family

  4. Judy Dodd says:

    Hi Family of Barbara Moser, we really enjoyed Barb’s singing voice with our choir. She always made us feel jolly and Christ like!

    Judy Dodd

  5. Karen says:

    Reading this a first time. My condolences to your family. She passed so soon after Frank. I can’t imagine the grief you are feeling as a family. She adored her family- that’s for certain. I will always remember her smile and bravery as she met her own health challenges.

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