March 24, 1933 – February 21, 2021
Marilyn Moses, 87, of Summerlin, Nevada, died peacefully in her sleep on February 21, 2021.
Marilyn was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, to her parents, Annette and Jack Brechner, on March 24, 1933.
She married Marty Moses in 1952, moved to Wantagh, Long Island, and raised her two children, Lori Bennett of CO and Glen Moses of TX.. She made many lifelong friends while living in NY, and if you were in her inner circle, she would give you the shirt off her back. Her generosity knew no bounds.
Later in life, Marilyn pursued a successful career in nursing, which spanned decades. She would often tell stories about her love for her work with the newborn babies in the Neonatal ICU. Every newborn infant born during Marilyn’s shift wore a hat and booties that Marilyn had lovingly crocheted.
Marty and Marilyn relocated to Las Vegas to retire more than 20 years ago, enjoying the warmth, the sun, and the nightlife. She continued to work as a caregiver and nanny, most significantly for the Gonzalez family, whose young children were treated like her own biological grandchildren.
Marilyn is survived by her adored son, Glen Moses, and girlfriend Sherri, of TX, who made numerous trips to Las Vegas in Marilyn’s later years, providing crucial support and assistance. Her daughter, Lori Bennett, and beloved son-in-law Larry, of CO, offered countless hours of laughter, love and unheeded advice. Her cherished sister, Joyce Delin, of Las Vegas, provided enduring companionship and exceptional end-of-life care. She is also survived by her sister Ilene Pollack of AZ, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, and many lifelong friends. A special offer of thanks goes out to Marilyn’s good friend and nurse, Theresa Suter, who went above and beyond to assist Marilyn during her last months of living independently.
A memorial service will be held on March 12, 2021, at 9:20 a.m., at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City, Nevada.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Nathan Adelson Hospice, whose staff provided compassionate care to both Marilyn and Marty Moses during their end-of-life journeys. https://www.nah.org/
- Nathan Adelon Hospice
9:20 am - 10:00 am
Southerrn Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery
February 24, 2021
Although I never met Marilyn, her daughter, Lori, is a true American healer. I can’t but think that being raised by Marilyn had a lot to with her daughter’s devotion to others’ emotional health. Lori basically rescued me when I moved alone to Denver. She and her dear husband, Larry adopted us as friends and showed us the ropes of Boulder. I bet Marilyn would have done the same! God bless her.
February 23, 2021
My name is Larry Bennett and I am Marilyn's son-in-law.
When we lose a loved one, it always serves as a reminder of just how precious, and yet fragile life is.
I lost my mom to a drunk driver when I was only 10. Growing up without a mom, needless to say was a bit challenging for me.
Despite my loss, I still have a lot to be thankful for. Marilyn, I have you to be thankful for the most. If it weren't for you, I would have never met your daughter Lori, my wife, my soulmate, the most precious love of my life.
Every time I look at Lori now, I see your endearing smile. And oh my, what a smile that is. The kind that lights up the sky and serves as a reminder that everything will be ok.
I know I never told you this, but underneath it all, you were like a mom to me as well. You were always kind and compassionate and never less than complementary of all my endeavors. You were generous to a fault and just an absolute delight to be around.
One of my fondest memories of Marilyn was during one of our first visits to Las Vegas. Marilyn was driving us around the strip and showing us the sights. She circled around one of the hotels trying to find parking and she ended up on a deserted street. I noticed the one-way sign and yelled, Marilyn, you're going up a one-way street the wrong way! To which she yelled, "It's ok, I'm only going one way!" The whole car just erupted in laughter.
Now, I realize that I've only known her since 2002, but it seems to me that this is how she led her life. One way, despite the direction or the odds.
Marilyn, it's been an honor knowing you and being your son-in-law. I will miss your warmth, your courage, and especially the way you'd sing happy birthday to me each and every year over the phone.
It may sound like a cliché, but heaven is that much brighter now that you're there.
Rest in peace...
And last, but not least…thank you mom.
Love you always, Larry