OBITUARY

Hattie Fidella Moses

January 2, 1926May 29, 2019
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Hattie Fidella Anderson Cox Moses, 93, passed away on May 29, 2019. She was born January 2, 1926 to Carl Anderson and Annabelle (Portwood) on the farm of her grandparents, outside of Hebron, Nebraska. She was the oldest sibling of three. In 1946 she married Wesley Warren “Bud” Cox, together they had two sons, John Wesley Cox and James Wayne Cox.

Most people knew Hattie as “Fi”, a shortened version of her middle name. As a young mother she earned her beautician certificate and operated her own beauty shop in Hastings, Nebraska. She and her family moved to Denver in 1956, where she found work at Russell Stover. In 1957 the young family moved to Manitou Springs, when Bud was the first driver hired for the Air Force Academy Cadet Motor Pool. Fi worked at the Manitou grocery store and later worked for Vicon, Clifton Precision, Walter Drake, and then finally at Hewlett-Packard where she retired as a line leader in 1986.

As her middle name might suggest, Fidella held the lord Jesus dear to her heart. She was an avid student of The Bible and loved to be quizzed on passages. She was a Sunday school teacher at Maranatha Baptist Church, and a founder of the Garden Ranch Baptist Church. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling, square dancing, and playing cards.

Around 1989, she was reacquainted with an old friend, Ray Moses. They married in 1990 and lived happily together playing cards and laughing until his death in 2002. Her final years have been spent peacefully at home in the care of her family.

She was preceded by her parents; her brothers, John and Charles Anderson; her spouses, Wesley Warren Cox and Ray Moses; and her son, James Wayne Cox. She leaves behind her beloved son, John Cox; granddaughter, Samantha (Steven) Bachechi; grandson, James Cox; and great-grandson, Marcello Bachechi.

All services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910. Visitation at 10:00 a.m., funeral service at 11:00 a.m. followed by a graveside committal.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Hattie Fidella Moses memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org or to Garden Ranch Baptist Church, 3830 Van Teylingen Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

  • FAMILY

  • John Cox, Son
  • PALLBEARERS

  • John Cox, Active Pallbearer
  • John Delcano, Active Pallbearer
  • James Cox, Active Pallbearer
  • Steve Bachechi, Active Pallbearer
  • Marcello Bachechi, Active Pallbearer
  • Danny Wheeler, Active Pallbearer
  • Danielle Thomas, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jennifer Forbes, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Liz Wheeler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tracy Griffith, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019

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John Cox

June 7, 2019

I have many memories of my mother, but the one thing that stands out most is that she repeated herself.

Mom told me many times that she will always be my best friend. Even as the years marched forward and her memories began to fade, she continued to remind me she will always be my best friend.

I guess she was afraid I would forget.

But how could I forget?

She proved it my entire life by faithfully being there for me no matter what, through thick and thin –– by my side. She always showed up with her heart in her hand, offering me love and support, strength, and good nature. Guided by her faith in the lord Jesus, and belief that love heals all things, she stepped in to help me in difficult times. She showed me grace when I was unruly. She showed me love when I was unlovable. She nursed me when I was sick (which was a lot when I was a kid). I think that is what all mothers must do, but somehow she was exceptional in my eyes. She seemed to shine most when times were tough. She was my rock and my heart. I’m grateful for all that she gave me that was tangible, but especially for the intangible. For that am most grateful, I am a most fortunate son.

I think she lived to be 93 on purpose, as a reminder that she’s my best friend.

I know there is a golden thread stretching from my heart to my best friend in heaven. My best friend is now my guardian angel whom I will never forget.

And my love for you is eternal!

Mom, I must say goodbye, for now.

I will see you again some day.
I just know it!

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