Mrs. Opal M. Moser
December 26, 1939 - November 19, 2018
Opal M. Moser, age 78, died Monday, 19 Nov 2018, at her home in Harlem, Georgia, in the presence of her husband and three of her children. Services will take place at Bellevue Memorial Cemetery Nov 23, 2018. Viewing will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with memorial service and burial to follow.
She was born Dec 26, 1939, in Safe, Missouri to George and Marie Conger and was the oldest of 6 children. She met her husband, John Moser, at a small diner in Rolla, Missouri. They married on Feb 1, 1960. John was in the Army and they lived in New Jersey, Alabama, Oklahoma, Germany, France, Maryland, another tour in Germany, Colorado, and Japan before settling in the Augusta area.
Opal worked hard at many things in her life. One of her first jobs was at Busy Bee Laundry in Newburg, MO. She also worked making baseball gloves for Rawlings, locks for Schlage Lock, taught English to Japanese students in Japan, worked for the US postal service, and held various administrative positions in the US.
Opal had a zeal for life and natural curiosity and she took advantage of the many opportunities she had to visit the attractions of the countries she lived in and learn about their cultures. She had a love for nature and beauty and could grow anything. Her home is a monument to her green thumb, surrounded by flowers and gardens and landscaping. She had a knack for small thoughtful touches, and frequently created personalized gifts for her family and friends.
Opal was vivacious and endeavored to enrich the lives of others. She volunteered at the Columbia County Senior Center, engaging in projects to comfort others in their time of bereavement. She was a thoughtful friend and fostered lifelong friendships.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Marie Conger. Survivors include her husband John Moser and children John Keith Moser, Trudy Blessing (Ray Blessing), Fred Moser, and Gina Boehmer (Mark Boehmer), as well as her sisters Jean Boland (Jim Boland), Lois Conger-Moll (John Moll), Joy Kay Monda (Paul Monda) and brothers David Conger (Mildred Conger) and George Conger, Jr.
Grandchildren are Rocky (Heather Blessing) and Matthew Blessing (Taylor Blessing), children of Trudy & Ray Blessing; Quanita Marie and John Eddie Moser, children of Fred and Genedine Moser; and Brian McGinn (Michaela McGinn), Amy Lee (Phillip Lee), and Karen Schmertmann (Brennen Schmertmann), children of Gina & Mark Boehmer.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909. 762-994-0311
Mr. Moser, Keith, Trudy, Fred, and Gina I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Mrs Moser, and your mom... I do remember some very good and fun times when when you lived in Colorado across the street from us, your Mom and Dad would pack us in their (I think) Volvo station wagon and we would go to (I believe) long john silvers and other places because your mom would have coupons, those were fun times with y’all, and the time we had my dads bbq up at Helen hunt falls, your mom made the best tasting banana pudding.......and there’s more things I could share.....I pray God will comfort you all in days ahead ........ Susie Demello (Sagapolu)Susie - December 6 at 11:44 PM
Opal was my oldest sibling. I was 3 years old when she got married. I have a wonderful memory of the time she took me and my family to Tybee Island. It was the first time my children seen the ocean. She was so giving and loved to cook and everything was southern delicious. She loved to take pictures of herself and every picture had a beautiful smile. I was able to spend a whole day with her in her final hours and treasure every minute I was there to love on her. Keith, Trudy, Fred, & Gina, and John, we love you all so much. I will miss my sister very much. Opal’s baby sister, Joy KayJoy Monda - November 25 at 12:07 PM
Dottie and I have great memories of Opal and how loving she always was. She and John were the only family that ever came to visit us no matter what state we were living in. I could not believe they could pack four kids and all of the luggage into a Volkswagen square back. We sure did enjoy those visits. We will always have those precious memories but now she is finally home and healed. Our love and prayers are with all of you. May God's peace be with you.James Moser - November 22 at 11:00 PM
James and I will miss Opal very much. She was Jim's sister-in-law but to me she was a sister-in-love. When James and I were married she welcomed me into the family with love and hugs. We have remained close friends over the last 38 years, visiting each other's homes and family reunions. We enjoyed some competitive card games with John and James and laughed at each other's jokes. Her hospitality was above and beyond any others; the sight-seeing, beach trip and wonderful meals she prepared. Our hearts are with you, John, and your children.Dottie Moser - November 22 at 10:48 PM
What an outgoing personality and light In this life! At age 18, Aunt Opal became my first and best pen pal! We got to know each other through words and gifts via the Postmail and when the internet blew up in 1999, she became my favorite “you got mail -AOL” pal. Opal was encouraging and for a home sick college student, she made me feel at home. I fInally Got to meet our Georgia Peach in Rolla,MO In 2005 when we went to see grandpa Conger. And she did not disappoint! She lit up the room with that vivacious laugh and even brought me a Georgia peach she said “a peach from a peach.” She’s truly unforgettable. Praying for the peace for all her precious loved ones who will miss her dearly. May the light of Gods love help fill the quiet hole in your hearts till you see her again. Blessings from Angie.Angela Rios (Boland) - November 22 at 10:01 PM
My loving sister, we have shared a lot of great memories even though we have been miles apart, We could talk on the. Phone , or FaceTime and appreciate the love we had for each other. You gave me a lot of inspiration because you were such a fighter . You loved your beautiful yard which I always thought should have been in the House Beautiful Magazine. You and your beautiful smile will be in my heart and mind forever. Love and miss you! You have a wonderful family, who we love dearlyJohn and Lois Moll - November 22 at 5:53 PM
My dear sister Opal, lived across the miles from me, but Jim and I in our southern travels always made a point to stop and visit her and John. Her and I shared hugs and kisses for the last time on Nov.6th. in Augusta, Ga. Hospital. She always had a joke to tell me or snort when she laughed and gave me a big belly laugh, We were both close in age and called each other often and sent occasional cards to cheer each other up. She was a wonderful cook, made her dishes look pretty and appetizing. I always looked up to her. My sweet sister, I will miss you. Jim admired her as a great sister-in-law. Your sister, Jeanie BolandJean A. Boland - November 22 at 1:54 PM
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. ( Psalm 34:18 ). Condolences to family and friends. Aunt Opal was always very kind and gracious toward me. Her personality filled any room...her presence could never go unnoticed. I last saw her and visited with her in Rolla when Grandpa Conger was ill, toward the end of his days. There were many visits in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and I am thankful she was part of our family-shared times. My heart goes out to John, Freddie, Trudy, Gina, and Keith....May the Lord God be your comfort and confidence during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you as you move forward. Although I cannot be with you at services, I mourn with you and love each of you through this loss. Aunt Opal was REALLY SOMETHING ?? ?? - Love Frank BolandFrank Boland - November 22 at 7:43 AM